Under-19s vs Trinidad All-Colleges tonight

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Jamaica Gleaner

Six members of victorious KC squad included
Jamaica Mutual Cup for the winner

SIX members of the Kingston College squad which clipped the Trinidad All-Colleges 2-1 Tuesday night have been included in the Under-19 team to meet the visitors tonight at the Stadium at 8.00.

The sponsors of the tour, Jamaica Mutual Life Assurance Society have donated a Cup which will be presented on the result of tonight's match.

St. George's College tackle an under-17 team coached and selected by National coach Jorge Penna in the opening match of the doubleheader at 6.30.

Jamaica's Under-19 team will be without the services of three of her leading teenagers — Lloyd McLean, Delroy Scott and David Sanguinetti — all of whom have represented Jamaica.

The team playing tonight is made up of players who are training for the Juvenile Championships and the three World Cup players are not eligible.

The Under-19 frontline is more formidable looking than KC's. Trevor Harris and Allie McNab are known for the power and accuracy of their shooting. Francis Delgado and Herbert Pinnock are intelligent and constructive players while Neville Oxford can win a match with one terrifying shot or a defence splitting dribble.

All five forwards are members of Division 1 teams. Harris and Pinnock for Railway, McNab for Lig-Mona, Delgado for Kingston and Oxford for Cavaliers.

Not fancy

Everald Cummings the 17-year-old Trinidadian who is a regular member of his national team is the man around whom the visitors attacks will be built. Cummings is not a fancy player, he beats his man quickly, controls the ball properly and has a tremendous right foot shot.

But the man who could easily turn defeat to victory for Trinidad is centre forward Kenny Josephs, a fast, strong player who never allows the defence to relax. He scored against KC and if allowed room to move tonight could get past goalkeeper Leslie Lucas again.

Outside left Warren Archibald left the field early Tuesday with a sprained ankle, if he starts tonight he should strengthen the Trinidad attack.

The Under-19 defence Dennis Johnson, Franklyn Morant, Winston Earle, Freddie Sutherland and Mickey Vernon is a stronger one than KC's and penetrating it should tax the resources of Trinidad to the utmost.

The big difference between both teams should prove to be the formations. Trinidad play the old type 5-2-3, the sole centre half lying well back. The Jamaican team using the fluid 4-2-4 formation should dominate midfield play and if the forwards shoot often enough the margin of victory should be considerable.

Three substitutes plus the goalkeeper will be allowed.