We May Clinch Football Rubber Today

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Jamaica Gleaner

Rain Or Shine Match Will Be Played

But for the St. George's Old Boys match—the second fixture on the programme—the weather has been very kind to the current Inter-Colonial football tournament between Jamaica and Trinidad, But rain having been falling since Thursday, it is the fervent hope of all that the weather man as the previous games will again bless today's match—the fourth Test—with sunshine.

However, it has been decided that so long as the ground is playable, the fourth Test will be played to-day at Sabina Park.

As is already known, Jamaica has won two of the first three matches, and will only have to win or draw to-day's match to be certain of clinching "the rubber", the winners to be the first recipients of the Hayward Shield, presented by Commander Charles Hayward, President of the Trinidad Amateur Football Association for Overseas Competition in this country.


After the usual medical tests on the afternoon previous to each Test, the Jamaica Selectors made one change in the side that won 1-nil on Ash Wednesday—V. Coy, the Melbourne outside left coming in for D. Hollingshead, who played in the first three matches, at outside left Coy will be representing Jamaica for the first time.

H. Walters, our clever right half, who missed the third match, is back on the side, to complete Jamaica's original half line of Walters, McKen and Ricketts.

S. Bayliss, who played on that line in the first three matches, has not been dropped, but transferred to inside right in the place of Lester Alcock, whom many regard as Jamaica's wizard of dribbling.

Arthur McLean is still on the injury list, and A.S. Dujon will be in goal. A.U. Dujon has not recovered from his injury, either, and A. Shakespeare, who played such a good game in Wednesday's match, will again be in the rear guard.

As usual, Trinidad will select their team this morning.

His Grace the Archbishop of the West Indies, the Most Rev. W. G. Hardie M.A., D.D., will be the special guest at to-day's match, and to him the teams will be presented.

Jamaica's Team

Goal: A.S. Dujon
Right-Back: H. Shakespeare
Left-Back: V. Delgado
Right-Half: H. Walters
Centre-Half: K. McKen
Left-Half: W. Ricketts
Outside-Right: D. Smith
Inside-Right: S. Bayliss
Centre-Forward: C.S. McMorris
Inside-Left: G. Allen (Captain)
Outside-Left: V. Coy

Reserves: S. LaBeach, V.R. Hamilton, and L. Alcock

Referee: E.S. Barber
Linesmen: G.S.M. Lovell, and S/S/M J. Vance

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Brigadier Julian Jefferson, Commanding Officer of the North Caribbean Forces, is seen shaking hands with Seale, left half of the visiting Trinidad football team, before the commencement of play in the third Colony match at Sabina Park, on Wednesday afternoon.