Sidelights Of The Evening

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Jamaica Gleaner

CHRISTMAS made a premature entry at Sabina Park last night, as fire crackers heralded each goal that was scored in the Worcesters-St. George's Old Boys Morin Cup KO game. Supplies seemed to run out sooner than was expected, as no squibs were exploded during the KC-St. Mary's game.

KINGSTON COLLEGE for probably the first time in their history took the field for a representative match without being dressed in their purple and white colours.

Last night the boys were in red jerseys with white sleeves no doubt because their colours were similar to St. Mary's blue and white.

One spectator remarked, "this red business bring the boy 'dem bad luck."

"HOME away from home" appropriately describes the atmosphere which greeted the visitors. One would have expected vociferous support from KC followers, but it was the Trinidadian undergraduates from UCWI who did all the cheering. They even had a song-fest, their musical repertoire including "Mama look a Boo Boo", and an impromptu composition "St. Mary's play football, KC, netball."

They ended with "Merrily we roll along."

ST. MARY'S left winger, Ralph Horton, showed admirable courage in the dressing room, while receiving attention to his fractured shin. His cheery smile relieved some of the concern which was etched on the faces of the coach, Joe Gonsalves, Dean of Discipline, Fr. Pinard, Caribbean FA secretary, Eric James and JFA officials who surrounded him. It was indeed a fine show.