FA tourists beat North Trinidad 1-0

Date Published: 
1955-05-27
Source: 
Jamaica Gleaner
Page: 
12

BUT GOAL DISPUTED

PORT OF SPAIN, May 26:

THE ALL-CONQUERING English Football Association's players kept up their winning streak when they defeated North Trinidad XI one goal to Nil at historic Queen's Park Oval before a crowd of some 12,000 screaming soccer fans, today.

The Englishmen who humbled Bermuda and tore Jamaica's football structure to shreds, found in the Trinidadians a very tough and different type of opposition.

The tourists gave the locals an object lesson in perfect ball control, passing and distribution, but a well nigh impregnable third back formation spearheaded by 24-year-old Pat Gomez, who gave a classic exhibition in goal, thwarted several goal movements by the Englishmen.

Gomez was made a veritable shooting target throughout the match.

It was in the 85th minute of the 90-minute encounter that the English men scored their lone goal, which drew protests from Gomez himself as well as spectators.

Nutt had winged a lofty cross-pass which floated in the air over Trinidad's goal. As the ball descended, Jezzard tore in like a tornado and appeared to bulldoze the ball and Gomez into the goal with a vicious header.

After giving such a grand display it was a great pity that such a disputed goal should have been scored on Gomez.

First "Test" is scheduled on the same ground next Monday.