Youngsters shine in soccer trial

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Jamaica Gleaner

GOOGD PERFORMANCES by young players marked the Jamaica Football Association's trial match between an "A" team and a "B" team at Sabina Park on Saturday afternoon last.

The trial was one of a series from which a Jamaica team to play Trinidad here later this month, will be selected.

The '"B" side defeated the "A" team 2-1.

Anthony Hill, who led St. George's College to the Manning Cup and Olivier Shield championships last year, excelled at inside right on the "A" XI, whilst Marsden Chen ("B") and Frankie Lewis ("A") on the half line and Walter Chevannes ("A") at right back, did equally

The match, on a whole, was poor, the only redeeming factor being the fine positional play of the youngsters.

Frank Watkins scored both goals for the winners, but did nothing else worthy of note. The same could be said of Noel Tappin, who scored for the "A"' team.

Fair games were turned in by Bill Gentles, Karl Largie, Frank Alexander, Clovis McLean, Keith Reece and Bunny Clarke.

Ted Ansell on whom Railway usually rely to get their goals, was disappointing.

Selvyn Murphy, keeping goal for the "A" XI, was outstanding as usual.