Jamaica win two-nil

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Jamaica Gleaner

Soccer opener

JAMAICA won the opening match of the three-game intercolonial soccer series with Trinidad last night at Sabina Park, when they defeated the tourists by two goals to nil.

The goals came from schoolboy soccer star, Anthony Hill, in the fifteenth minute and captain Franz Alexander in the forty-fifth minute. Both were very good shots.

The home team led one-nil at half-time. They dominated play in this half. But in the second half play was about even, with Trinidad having pretty much the better of the play toward the closing stage of the match which did not produce a high standard of football.

Six thousand fans saw the Jamaica defence give an outstanding performance in which Ken Hamilton, playing at third back turned in an excellent game. He had good support from Gentles, Lewis and Chevannes.

Murphy in goal, as usual, was sound and safe. He showed good anticipation in saving some fine shots, especially from outside left, Thomas.

Alexander, although he scored a good goal, showed little confidence in the other forwards.

The game lacked pattern, and whatever little there was, came from Bill, whose goal was a
well taken shot.

Centre-forward Schloss was at sea throughout the match; Tappin at outside right was out of touch; McLean kicked many good corners, and this saved an otherwise indifferent performance by him.

Trinidad were without their captain Charleau, and left half, Griffith.