Yesterday's League Match

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Port-of-Spain Gazette

Clydesdale Beat Casuals.

The League Match between Clydesdale and Casuals played yesterday on the Casuals' ground, opposite the Queen's Park Hotel, resulted in a victory for the Clydesdale who scored two goals as against the home team a nil. This game was anxiously looked forward to by the devotees of football and both sides had many supporters. The ground was packed with people long before the time appointed for the start. Both sides placed their best available team in the field and as a natural result the game was fought out at high pressure from the kick off. The first goal of the match went in favour of Clydesdale. A combined rush by Cousins and Scott ended in the latter heading in accurately. The ball which was somewhat high fell into Dewhurst's hands and he carried it into his own goal. After this some good football was witnessed on both sides. The Clydesdale pressed heavily but soon the ball found its way into the visitors area where play was carried on for some time without anything tangible resulting. The Clydesdale forwards were pulled up twice for offside in quick succession. Casuals then made a determined effort but Laver saved the situation after Crawford had failed to reach the ball in time. Another rush by Casuals and George Rochford made one of his characteristic attempts to score. He was a bit selfish however, and the ball went over the line. Eccles got possession on the wing and sent across to Bowen who shot low but straight into Dewhurst's hands. In a melee that followed soon after in front of the Clydesdale goal, Bowen came within an ace of scoring. After Casuals had gained a fruitless corner, half time was announced with the score standing at Clydesdale 1 goal, Casuals 0.

In the opening of the second half some fine combined play was witnessed chiefly between the Clydesdale men. After some even exchanges, Ribeiro got possession in mid-field and shot across to George Rochford, but Peck spoilt the movement completely. A foul against Clydesdale and the resulting kick proved futile. Bowen tested Dewhurst from long range, but the latter saved brilliantly. The play then raged furiously for some time in the Clydesdale territory. During a melee in front of goal Bowen handled the ball. The second goal of the match was scored soon after this by K. Pass at outside left. It was a fair shot but Dewhurst rushed out on seeing Grant approaching, and missed. Peck who was playing a very brilliant game throughout, now came into prominence again. The way he stuck to G. Rochford was indeed amusing from a spectator's point of view. About seven minutes before he end John Rochford went up in the forward line to assist in the attack. There was nothing very noticeable after this and the whistle went leaving Clydesdale the victors. Mr. F. J. Leotaud, was the referee and the linesmen were Messrs. A. Maingot and P. Cumming.