Trinidadians To Play Final Match At Montego Bay.

Date Published: 
1936-01-08
Source: 
Jamaica Gleaner
Page: 
14

It was finally decided at a special meeting of the Jamaica Football Association held at Sabina Park on Monday evening that the victorious Trinidad football team will pay a visit to Montego Bay during the coming week-end and play one match. There was also a further discussion as to the playing of an extra match, but no decision could be reached.

The team will leave for Montego Bay on Sunday morning and will be put up at the Chatham Hotel. On Monday evening they will play the match, against Montego Bay combined at Jarrett Park. At the night the tourists will be the guests of the homesters at a dinner and dance, and will return to Kingston on Tuesday. It is expected that besides J.F.A. officials, a good many footballers and fans will he going down to witness the match, which will be refereed by Mr. Mike Hanna.

The reputation of the Montego Bay combination is already well known. No team has gone down there and beaten them; besides, the occasion will be a historic one. For the first time a visiting football team to the island will play a match outside of Kingston. It is therefore an occasion that the Westeners should not miss as they will be playing their part towards making history. The trip will also afford our visitors the opportunity of enjoying some of our scenic beauty.

Before going down, the Trinidadians will have concluded their original programme. They will meet St. George's Old Boys, in the last of their Club engagements, this afternoon; and the last Colony match will be played on Saturday afternoon. Although Trinidad has already won the Intercolonial series, they hare yet to beat a club side, and knowing the "Dragons" for what they are capable of doing, it is expected that the Tourists will meet very stiff opposition. The Old Boys have always been a speedy side, and so the match promises to be fast.

As a member of the J.F.A. remarked, the team for the last Colony match will be completely
overhauled; and with this revised team he expects Jamaica to down the Trinidadians. The occasion will, therefore, serve the purpose of the colony winning back some of her lost laurels, and so the match ought to prove an interesting one.

Mr. Palmer will be giving an "At Home" to the visiting team on Thursday night.