Sporting Notes

Date Published: 
1908-02-25
Source: 
Port-of-Spain Gazette
Page: 
2

The following is taken from the Demerara "Argosy" of February 20th.

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FOOTBALL

Little pains are being spared by the local teams in preparing for the visit of the Clydesdale team of footballers from Trinidad, due to leave that island for Demerara by the Direct Line steamer "Statia" on March 12.

Gordon usually played forward on those occasions and he exhibited a good turn of speed, besides establishing a reputation as a shot. He is heavy in build, though he is fleet and though he might not be one of the leading lights of the visitors, he is sure to prove a very useful man in the team.

The R. A. Swan mentioned among them is the son of Mr. Justic Swan of Trinidad. Formerly of Demerara, and is well-known here. Todd is a goal keeper of the team and a good man he is too.

Rochford was still at College when he came down with the first team of footballers from Trinidad to visit Demerara. At that time he was marked as a pretty forward; now he has developed wonderfully. He has a marvellous turn of speed and is a stocky dribbler, besides a safe shot.

The brothers Brierly and Hoadley, when they also visited Georgetown on the first occasion, were played as halves, and jolly good halves they were too: generally on the wing. Now one of the Brierly brothers plays at full back. Upon these three, no doubt, a good portion of the responsibility of the defence of the Trinidad team will fall.