Trinidad Footballers Beat British Guiana

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Jamaica Gleaner

PORT OF SPAIN, November-1:—(By cable from our correspondent—Gleaner copyright 1947)—British Guiana lost much prestige as she suffered one—nil defeat at the hands of United British Oilfields as the triangular soccer series opened at historic Queens Park savannah this afternoon in glorious sunshine on a fast ground.

Playing with a strong breeze in the first half, British Guiana made several dangerous raids but failed to score because the forwards lacked dash and finish usually to get goals.

With the exception of the left winger, E. Van Genderen, and inside left, A. Harris, who both played clever soccer British Guiana's remaining forwards were hopeless.

Strong performance by full back, R. Small, and fine positional pivotal play by J. Parks, saved the visitors from receiving a greater drubbing.

The first half was goalless with exchanges even, but the winners came back in the second stanza to all but run the Guianese off their legs.

Diminutive Oilfield inner right, Watty Douglas, who turned in a capital performance, appears certain to be included in the Trinidad line-up to oppose the Jamaicans on Tuesday.

Right half Claude Maurice scored the lone goal yards outside the penalty area, which the monster crowd was surprised at the failure of custodian I. Nurse to intercept.

Teams: British Guiana—goal, Nurse; fullbacks, M. DaSilva, R. Small; halves, M. Pollard, J. Parks, I. McLagan; forwards, E. Van Genderen, A. Harris, C. Thomas, M. DaSouza, J. Nestor.
Ubots—goal, G. Clarke; backs, J. Huggins, K. Warner; halves, P. Charlow, C. Greaves, C. Maurice; forwards, R. Hackett, V. Bobb, W. Hoyes, Douglas, R. Hall.