Carib soccer team win third game 3-1

Date Published: 
1959-10-01
Source: 
Jamaica Gleaner
Page: 
12

London, Sept. 30:

Carib Team Under PressureCarib Team Under Pressure: One of the Caribbean backs falls with his legs kicking in the air during a melee in the Caribbean goalmouth, but Pat Gomez, the Caribbean goalkeeper jumps to clear the ball—during the football match between the Athenian League XI and the Caribbean XI at Wealdstone, London, England, recently, the Caribbeans lost the match by 7 goals to 2.

AFTER being outclassed for most of the first half of their match at Newmarket, this evening the Caribbean tourists rallied magnificiently to snatch a 3-1 victory which at one time never looked remotely possible. It was their second successive victory and their third in ten games.

Newmarket are one of the weakest sides they will meet on their tour, yet even so the inexperience of the visitors was very evident in the first 45 minutes.

They had little answer to the wiles of Len Crowe, who formerly played for Crystal Palace, a club they will meet later in the tour. And they could thank skipper goalkeeper Pat Gomez and the centre half Monty Hope for the fact that they were only a goal down at the end of the first half.

It was not until four minutes from half time that he was at last beaten when Len Seward, another ex-Crystal Palace player, fooled the defence with a cleverly taken corner kick and Ron Mair, one of the four professionals in the Newmarket side, scored from close in.

It was a very different Caribbean team that the crowd saw after the interval. They now played with far more thrust, and used their superior speed to much better advantage than they had done in the first half.

Within seconds of the restart, Ken East levelled the score with a fine solo effort, and in the next minute Owen Parker had a powerful drive turned against the post.

Then in the 73rd minute Tony Hill and Parker left Newmarket defence standing with a delightful run through the middle, and the speedy leftwinger was left with the simple task of tapping the ball over the line.

Just when it seemed that Newmarket might force a draw, the visitors put the issue beyond doubt 11 minutes from the end.

Hill fired a shot which goalkeeper Tapper could only push out to East, and the centre forward got his second goal.

It was a just reward for East, who looked far and away the most dangerous forward on the field.

The Caribbean team: Gomez, Rodriguez, Braithwaite, Largie, Hope, Aleong, Leggard, Hill, East, Bartlett, Parker.