Trinidad soldiers 2-1 winners

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Jamaica Gleaner

Playing with better understanding the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment kept themselves in the running for the Albany Trophy in the CONCACAF Inter-Club champion of champions football tournament, as they defeated Jamaica Regiment 2-1 at the National Stadium last night.

The winners got a goal in each half from Kelvin Berassa while the losers' goal came from a penalty converted by left winger Delroy Green.

Without their top forward Oscar Black who is recovering from a minor head operation, the local side looked a disorganized bunch against the bustling Trinidadians, who were successful in putting some pattern in the game.

In the 20th minute, left-winger Tim Lambkin collected a ball near the touch line and drifted unmolested down the left; then beating a defender sent in a high centre which Berassa got a head to and scored his team's first goal. The half ended 1-0.

Not long after the resumption of the second period, Lambkin again figured in his team's second goal as with some fancy footwork he completely beat the locals' defence then squared for Berassa to put past Constantine.

Minutes after, the Jamaica Regiment made a spirited attack on their opponents' goal front. A confused defender pushed one of their forwards. Referee Roland Lacossade was right on the spot and so was Green with his penalty kick.