St. Mary's Beat Munro College

Date Published: 
1957-12-12
Source: 
Jamaica Gleaner
Page: 
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TRINIDADIAN SCHOOLBOY SOCCER TOURISTS WIN SECOND MATCH OF TOUR
DACOSTA CUP CHAMPIONS LOSE 3-0

ST. MARY'S .......................... 3 (Neives 2, Mahon)
MUNRO ................................. 0

ST. MARY'S COLLEGE'S touring football team underlined their superiority over individual Jamaican College teams by giving DaCosta Cup champions Munro College a 3-0 beating at Sabina Park last night.

The Trinidadians have won two of their three matches played and lost the other.

St. Mary's deserved their victory, for while Munro showed that they possess potential, they lacked the necessary drive that is to pierce the hard-tackling and alert defence of the visitors.

St. Mary's gave early notice of their determination to win by keeping the country players on the defensive for the opening minutes. Persistent pressure resulted in a momentary break in
the Munro defence after four minutes.

That was all the visitors needed. Centre forward Jeffrey Mahon received a pass slightly to the left of the penalty spot, dispatched under pressure to left winger Rowley Forde who deflected it for inside left Richard Neives to push the ball away from Alex Sanguinetti in goal.

The Munronians were not deterred, however, and came back to keep their opponents on the
defensive for the next seven minutes.

Mid-field play during which both teams gave a fair display of inter-changing, highlighted the following 17 minutes.

The second goal came three minutes before the interval, when a Munro back headed out a corner kick right on to the waiting foot of Neives who eagerly put in his second tally.

Going upfield the Trinidadians showed their superiority by repeatedly splitting the Jamaicans' defence with neat passes.

On receipt of one such pass in the 35th minute, centreman "Chippie" Mahon deftly weaved his way by three defenders and scored with a well-placed shot.

The losers worked hard, but unsuccessfully to register. The defence they encountered was
sound and keeper Guy Boldon added his quota by steering many wind-assisted shots over the bar. The heavy crosswind did not make things easier.