R. Lillicrapp To Captain Ubots in 1944

Date Published: 
1944-07-08
Source: 
Trinidad Guardian
Page: 
7

Trinidad Guardian Correspondent

LA BREA, July 7,—All clubs in Sporting Club, winners of the Mark Moody-Stuart Shield, the Oil Well Supply Cup, the Duckham Cup, the Gooden-Chisholm Cup and the Football Association Trophy last season, opened their grounds for practice on Monday last and, judging from the diligent manner in which the players have been going about their work of preparation, an equally successful 1944 soccer season ought to be the result of their efforts.

Ronald J. Lillicrapp, one of the leading pivot men in Trinidad has been called upon to lead the team with Frank Anderson, a tried campaigner as his vice-captain.

Anderson will appear in his customary position in the back line, while George Edwards, who still ranks among the leading full-backs in the Colony, will partner him to form a particularly formidable defence line.

As wing-halves, Harry Phillips and Charlie Bain will be called upon to assist hard-working Lillicrapp in checking the raids of the opposing forwards.

Lennox Lumsden, that speedy forward will again appear on the right flank of this powerful combination. Two of the Colony's most brilliant inside forwards — Neville Douglas and "John Bull" Sutherland will once more be seen in action with C. Durrant, a clever little English player supporting them on the left wing and hard-kicking Arthur Christopher in the centre-forward position. Bob Valentine, their tall, lanky custodian will appear between the uprights.