R. Joseph And Espinal Top 1943 Scorers

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Trinidad Guardian

Reggie Joseph, of Colts, and E. Espinal, of Casuals, scoring 18 goals each, topped goal-scorers during the 1943 season, it was revealed in the report of Mr. E. R. James, honorary secretary-treasurer, presented at the T.A.F.A. meeting on Friday night.

J. Wardlaw, the Fleet Air Arm ace, was next on the list with 17 goals.

Four hundred and two goals were scored this year in First Class matches.

Following are the leading goal-scorers:

R. Joseph 18, E. Espinal 18, J. Wardlaw 17, G. Harding 14, O. Govia 14, J. Stollmeyer 14, R. Seon 12, S. Hamel-Smith 10, P. Carr 10, H. James 9, J. Bart 9, H. Brathwaite 8, A. Joseph 8, J. Alkins 8, C. Downes 7, G. Cain 7 and B. Thompson 5.

United British was called the outstanding team in the Colony last year.

The secretary's report stated in part:

"I beg to offer congratulations to the Fleet Air Arm on their winning of the First and Intermediate Leagues. The orthodox manner of play was responsible, in no little measure, for the success which they achieved.

"I offer my congratulations also, to Providence for their second success in the Second Division, and to M.L. Base for winning the Wilson Cup. U.B.O.T. cannot go without praise for their success in our and other competitions, and those performances without doubt made them the outstanding team of the Colony for last season."