St. Augustine in the lead

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Jamaica Gleaner

ST. Augustine campus took the lead with five points yesterday as the University of the West Indies' Sixth Annual Campus Games moved into the second day. Mona are second with four points and Cave Hill are on three points. Mona however have a hundred percent record having gained maximum points from their two matches to date.

Yesterday, Mona took on Cave Hill in cricket and won by 60 runs. St. Augustine after trailing all the way came back in the last quarter to nip Cave Hill 21-19 in netball and in their football game, St. Augustine, after scoring first, barely managed a draw in their game against Cave Hill which ended two-all. At press time last night, Mona was playing Cave Hill in table tennis.

Today, the cricket series will end when Mona take on St. Augustine at 10 a.m. and will go against them again in the afternoon in football at 4.30. At 8.00 p.m. St. Augustine play Cave Hill in table tennis.


The football game between St. Augustine and Cave Hill only came to life in the last 15 minutes of play. The first 80 minutes produced very poor football and saw both teams missing numerous goalscoring opportunities.

In the last quarter hour however the forwards suddenly found their shooting boots. First to score was St. Augustine when right winger Dexter Reid hit one in from the angle. Cave Hill lifted their game immediately and five minutes later centre forward Oakley Braithwaite, a bustling player, equalized.

Two minutes before the end he found the nets again and it looked all over for St. Augustine, but 30 seconds before the final whistle, left-half Rawle Sylvester got the equalizer for the Trinidad campus.

Early in the first half, St. Augustine lost their first-string goalkeeper Garth Taylor who received a head injury in a goal front melee and had to be taken to hospital.