St. Mary's take on Munro College

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Jamaica Gleaner


DACOSTA CUP champions, Munro College, go on show in Kingston for the first time this season when they tackle St. Mary's College of Trinidad in the third game of the Trinidadians' five-match tour, at Sabina Park tonight.

Just how good the Munronians are, and how well the visitors have recovered from their 2-0 defeat by the All-Manning team on Monday night last will be seen in tonight's battle for supremacy, in which one team will be going all out to make an impression and the other to enhance their reputation.

Although beaten on Tuesday night, the St. Mary's players were still a dangerous looking combination, and with better luck at shooting, might have saved the match.

Their forwards encountered a top-form half-line, and if practice is any indication they will meet a similar trio tonight.

The Munro halves, Gladstone Fisher, Aufrane King and Mervyn Gayle form the backbone of the team, with centreman King playing a third back position, while Fisher and Gayle move down frequently to assist the forwards.

Left winger, Earl Lloyd, a speedy player with power in both feet is considered the most dangerous player on the Munro front-line, but how well he and the scheming innermen, Peter Morals and Dereck Taylor, fare against the Trinidad defence, particularly backs Aubrey Welch and Tyrone deLabastide, is left to be seen.


At least one change is expected on the St. Mary's team. Inside right, Rowley Forde, who was shifted to the left wing in place of injured Ralph Horton, was not comfortable, and it is hardly likely that he will again occupy that position.

Reserve centre forward Dave Freeman and centre half Mervyn O'Connor are the other players available for selection.

The 13 are: Guy Boldon (Goal), deLabastide, Welch (Backs), Ernest DeCoteau, (RH), Clem Clarke (CH), Emerson Griffin (LH), O'Connor (CR), Wencelaus Thomasos (OR), William Browne (IR), Freeman, Jeffrey Mahon (centre forwards), Richard Neives (IL), Rowley Forde (OL).

Munro's line-up is: Alex Sanguinetti (goal), Patrice Vasquez (RB), Richard Bourke (LB), Gladstone Fisher (RH) capt., Aufrane King (CH), Mervyn Gayle (LH), Dickie Sampson (OR), Peter Morais (IR), Earnest Hayden (CF), Dereck Taylor (IL), Earl Lloyd (OL).


The Morin KO Cup replay between St. George's Old Boys and the Worcestershire Regiment, should produce another good display by both teams.

The first game on Friday night ended in a 2-all draw.

Both teams are fit, determined to win and playing top-class football, all of which goes to ensure a good match.

Play starts at 7.30 o'clock while the schoolboy match is set for a 8.40 start.

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THIRTEEN MEMBERS of the St. Mary's College football team from Trinidad who are playing a series of matches against local teams. Standing (L-R) are Ernest deCoteau, Rowley Forde, William Browne, Gabriel Clarke, Wenceslaus Thomasos, Mervyn O'Connor. Middle Row (L-R) are Davie "Freeze" Freeman, Richard Neives, Jeffrey "Chippie" Mahon, Tyrone de Labastide (capt.), Aubrey Welsh, Calvie Griffin. In front is Guy Boldon. Missing is Ralph Horton who fractured his right shin in the first match against Kingston College.