Trinidad Soccer

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Jamaica Gleaner


The football season is now in full swing in that country, and the fight for the first Senior League is very keen, with the likely champions being the Casuals, of which C. Botha Tench, centre-half of the 1936 team to this country, is captain.

Their chances of carrying off the championship received a fillip when Notre Dame unexpectedly defeated the Shamrock combination by the only goal scored in their match on Saturday, September 24, on a slippery ground. Although Frank Ambard ceded that important goal, he "gave a good display in goal".

Ambard, of course, was first keeper to the Trinidad side in Jamaica, and other familiar faces on the side were D. Galt, who kept both goal and played at back (right-back), H. Burnett (outside-right), and Willie Payne (outside-left). Besides the side included Ken Galt, reputedly the best centre forward in the colony to-day.

After the above match, ten more games were remaining to decide the championship, which should be fought out between Casuals, Shamrock, and Sporting Club, the holders and the club of John Alkins.

Back "down south," the United Oilfields, with other stars known out here, such as Otto Wilkes (centre-half), and John Sutherland (clever inside-left), defeated Kern Oilfields 3—2, Sutherland scoring twice.