Cosmos slap 5-2 defeat on Carib All-Stars

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Jamaica Gleaner

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Sept. 1 (CANA):

The New York Cosmos, 1977 champions of the North American Football League, treated a sellout 30,000 crowd this evening with a five-two victory over a star-studded Caribbean team at Queens Park oval here.

The Cosmos, with a number of former World Cup players and valued at a total of more than four million United States dollars, led four nil at half time.

Italian Giorgio Chinaglia opened the scoring in the tenth minute with a sensational flick from field's Deft left-side cross.

Ten minutes later, Tony Topic made it two nil when he pounced a loose ball to blast it past Surinam's goalkeeper, Leilis.

"King" Pele, who was playing his farewell match in these parts, made it three nil in the, 21st minute with a neat flick over the goalie's head.

Chinagalia got his second goal in the 42nd minute when he made no mistake with a penalty kick.

The penalty followed when the Cosmos star was brought down by Remy Olmberg of Surinam.

The Caribbean stars, playing together for the second time reduced the score in the 48th minute with a penalty. Substitute Leroy Spann of Trinidad was brought down by Smith and Olmberg made no mistake with the ensuing kick.

Then Noel Llewellyn of Trinidad reduced the deficit in the 62nd minute with a classy goal when he hit home on the volley a Spann leftside cross.