Champion School Tackle Trinidad

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Jamaica Gleaner

Football Tournament Opening Match Set For Tonight At Sabina Park
Visitors Using Best Side Against Blues

THE TOURING Trinidad footballers open their five-game series in Jamaica with a match against Olivier Shield, Manning Cup champions, St. George's College, at Sabina Park tonight. Play starts at 8 o'clock.

No announcement of the Trinidad team will be made until this afternoon, but team manager, Ken Galt, said last night: "We will play our strongest team."

In another hour-long practice session last night, the Trinidadians exhibited excellent ball control, left half, Doyle Griffith, and centre-half Frank Gamaldo, being particularly impressive.

Inside right, Son Baptiste, showed that he is a hard shooter, whilst inside left, Clive Pantin, though he did not kick the ball as hard, displayed good judgment in placing his shots to goal.

During last night's practice, adjustments were made on the floodlights so as to break down concentration on any one area of the field and produce an even effect throughout.

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Likely line-up of the Trinidad eleven is: Rawlins Baptiste (goal), Willie Rodriguez (left back), Dennis Turton (right back), Doyle Griffith (left half), Frank Gamaldo (centre half), Delbert Charleau, capt. (right half), Dennis Thomas (outside left), Clive Pantin (inside left), John McVorran (centre forward), Son Baptiste (inside right) and Val Turton (outside right).


The schoolboys, trained by veteran coach Arthur MacKenzie, have been passing and shooting well at practice. Whatever the result, the match should be an interesting one, considering the fighting spirit of the St. George's Boys—something lacking in some of last season's other schoolboy teams.

Led by Anthony Hill, the St. George's XI will be Hill, Alexander HoShue (goal), Leighton Hugh, Winston Lal, K. HoSang, W. Campbell, daCosta, D. Reynolds, S. Chung, Tony MacKenzie and T. Appleton.

Halves have been fixed at 30 minutes each for tonight's match.

Halves in the other four games will be of 40 minutes duration.

Referee for the match will be Mortimer Geddes, assisted on the lines by St. Elmo Dillon and David Lewis.

Music will be played before the game and during the interval by the Alpha Boys' Band.

Before the start, players of both teams will be presented to Lt. Col. Dunsterville, second in command Caribbean Area.