Vic Richardson Agreed It Was Offside Goal

Date Published: 
Jamaica Gleaner


With two up Jamaica cannot again lose the "rubber" of the current Intercolonial Football Tournament. The best Trinidad can do is to win the last two "Tests," which will be played tomorrow and Wednesday next, respectively, to tie the Series. For our part, we only have to win one more or draw the remaining two to clinch the series.

Only injuries caused the Selectors to make any changes in the side of the second "Test" for last Wednesday's game. They had intended to stick to the team that won the first match 2-1 for luck, but Arthur McLean could not recover from his injury sustained in that game in time, whilst A. U. Dujon and Walters experienced recurring muscle trouble and ankle trouble respectively.


In this case, A. S. Dujon (Goalkeeper), H. Shakespeare (back) and Waldy Ricketts got their break; and right well did each play on Wednesday to contribute to our seconds successive victory. Shakespeare was probably the best of the newcomers at one time in the first half saving a certain goal with a first-time kick almost off the line of an empty goal when on the run. Just before that it was Vernon Delgado's head that was in the way of another Trinidad attempt.

Jamaica deserved their second victory. Our forwards movements were not only superior in construction, but had the virtue of being more effective in finish. Really only strong defensive play—probably the best they have turned in since their arrival—here on the part of the visitors kept down the score to a minimum. Simmonds was probably the weakest niche in the armour.

In midfield Trinidad's approaching movements, engineered for the most part by Gerry Gomez, always looked very good and dangerous but mostly fizzled out before they reached the penalty area. Lewis at outside-right might have helped to make some difference in the result of the game; for good on half-back as he is Malcolm McLean is not right-winger.


Unfortunate that Trinidad should have gone on to score that goal from the pass from this player in the second half, but technically there was never any doubt on the part of the linesman, whose flag was waving from Gomez made the pass, and all those in that section of the field who could see best that McLean was off-side. Mr. Vic Richardson, the Trinidad Manager, agreed it was offside.

Referee Lovell's failure to have summed up the situation can be understood because of the sudden shifting of play from a persistent Jamaica attack to a long clearance by Goalkeeper Gonsalves upfield.

The teams on Wednesday, were introduced to Brigadier Julian Jefferson, Officer Commanding the North Caribbean Area.

All Jamaica Footballers

The following players are requested to meet the Chairman of the Selection Committee at Sabina Park at 5 p.m. today:today:—

G. Allen, L. Alcock, E. Bayliss, V. Coy, V. Delgado, A. S. Dujon, A. U. Dujon, S. LaBeach, K. McKen, A. C. McLean, C. McMorris, W. Ricketts, A. Shakespeare and H. Walters.