Spotlight On Sport

Author: 
G. St. C. Scotter
Date Published: 
1936-01-13
Source: 
Jamaica Gleaner

The Last Match.

No better example of the sporting spirit and football capability of the Trinidad side could have been given than their play in the third and last game of the inter-Colony series at Sabina on Saturday.

With Trinidad two up, and having already won the rubber, it would be natural to expect a little slackening, even unconsciously, in the play of the side in the last game, which could make no difference to the series. But did Trinidad let up? Anyone who had the pleasure of being present at Saturday's game know the answer to that—for the sake of those who were not there, let me say that Trinidad played better football in this game than in any of the series, good as they have been all through.

They had out their best side, with the single exception of the skipper, "Wilkie", who we were all sorry to see suffering from a knee injury and unable to turn out, and their best side played their best football—with Tench, especially, of the defence, in brilliant form; and those two great little forwards Alkins and Sutherland showing us some manoeuvres that were a pleasure to watch from a football point of view.

Once again it was the tremendous pace at which the Trinidad forward line play which was the deciding factor.

Good as the visitors' defence is, Jamaica pierced it many times in the first half, but, as usual, could not take advantage of their opportunities—and it was eventually left once again to the Trinidad forwards, with their pace and persistence, to settle the issue.

For Jamaica McKenzie was unable to play, and Kinkead had to come in at the last moment—but, apart from this chance, the Island had out the best side possible—and the best was not enough!