St. Mary's Defeat Kingston College 3-0

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Jamaica Gleaner


ST. MARY'S COLLEGE ..................... 3 (Mahon 2, Thomasos — penalty)
KINGSTON COLLEGE .......................... 0

SUPERIOR positional play and accurate shooting paced St. Mary's College, schoolboy football champions of Trinidad, to an easy 3-0 victory over Manning Cup winners, Kingston College, last night at Sabina Park, in the opening fixture of the Trinidadians' five-game tour.

The match, second half of a double-header, produced a disappointing display by the Jamaicans and at the same time a compensatory brand of attacking football by the Cow and Gate Cup holders, who drew cheers from a 6,000 crowd with their tricks and quick shooting.

St. Mary's though reduced to 10 men after five minutes when their outside left, Ralph Horton, sustained a fractured right shin in an accident involving KC right half, Albert McDermott, were not visibly upset by this unfortunate start to their tour and outplayed the homesters most of the way.

The tourists' defence was rarely in any difficulty and goalkeeper Guy Boldon did not have much work to do, as back Tyrone de Labastide on the left and Aubrey Welch on the right proved thorn-like foils to the Kingston College forwards, who were forced to take shot from far out.

Goalkeeper Trevor Salmon did a good piece of work in the early minutes when he dived full-length to the left of the southern goal to push out a low header by St. Mary's cenre forward, Jeffrey Mahon. But in the 23rd minute, Mahon got back his own to send the visitors ahead. His left-footer, following failure by centre half Merrick Miller to clear from a corner kick from the left by Richard Neives, grounded to the net far out of reach of Salmon's outstretched hands.

St. Mary's led 1-0 at half time.

At 12 minutes of the second half, the winners went further into the lead when Wencelaus Thomasos converted from the penalty spot. Referee Johnny Wongsam had awarded the penalty when a defender committed a foul in the area.

The Manning champions rallied and pressed for several minutes in search of a goal, but inaccurate passing and a bustling defence spoilt these movements.

Ten minutes from the close, Mahon, under little pressure from a scattered defence, beat the diving Salmon to score his second and the Trinidadians third goal.

St. Mary's used this team: Guy Boldon (goal), Aubrey Welch (RB), Tyrone de Labastide (LB), William Browne (RH), Gabriel Clarke (CH), Calvie Griffin (LH), Wencelaus Thomasos (OR), Rowley Forde (IR), Jeffrey Mahon (CF), Richard Neives (IL), and Ralph Horton (OL).

Members of both teams were before the match presented to the Lord Bishop of Jamaica, Rt. Rev. the Hon. Percival Gibson.

Referee was Johnny Wongsam.

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FIRST GOAL: Jeffrey Mahon (L), centre forward on the St. Mary's College team, boots in the first of the tourists' three goals. Centre is Kingston College captain and centre half, Merrick Miller.