Football In Trinidad

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Jamaica Gleaner

Johnny Alkins, the little centre forward who helped Trinidad to beat Jamaica two times in three matches at Sabina Park in 1934 [sic, 1935-36], is still shooting goals in the present football season of his colony.

Playing for Sporting Club, League champions in 1938, in three first league matches he scored 7 goals, including the hat-trick against Queen's Royal College, who were beaten for the first time this season.

In the latter match Alkin's three goals came in the second half after his side were down 1-0 at halftime. Arthur Wilkinson, the Trinidad captain, then helped the College at left-half and it was his centre that gave his team the lead. Alkins was playing at inside-right the time.

This feat was preceded by a loss to the League champions, Casuals, the first time Sporting Club were defeated this season. Casuals won 3-0, Gerry Gomez, Trinidad's fine cricket-footballer notching one of the goals with a penalty kick. Playing also for the Casuals were C. Botha Tench, and Victor and Jeffrey Stollmeyer.

The latter two who formed a great trio along with Gomez on the Casuals vanguard about ten days after, helped their team to swamp Shamrock by five goals to nil, the three getting a goal each.

Prior to the setback at the hands of the Casuals, Alkins had lead Sporting Club two victories in which he got 2 goals in each match.