Bisons mesmerised Boys' Town

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Jamaica Gleaner

Howard soccer team win 7-0

BISONS ........................ 7 (Henderson 2, Aqui 2, Simmons, Diane, Martin)
BOYS TOWN INV XI ....... 0

SEVEN GOALS crashed in the net as Boys' Town Invitational XI bowed 7-0 to the soccer superiority of the Bisons of Howard University USA, in a 90-minute thriller before an appreciative crowd of 3,000 at the National Stadium on Wednesday night.

Before the match both teams were introduced to Mr. Theodore Sealy, CBE, Editor of the Gleaner.

Flowing with the smoothness of a well oiled machine, relaying passes with speed and precision linked with zipping crisscross runs the Bisons ripped Boys' Town's Invitational side's defence to shreds and transformed goalkeeper Baldwin Anderson into a human sieve. The local crowd despite the humiliation of the local team applauded the battering-ram force with which the Bisons punched holes in their opponents' defence and comments as "that's how football is played" and "goals win matches" attended the disappointing spectacle for them.

In the opening match of their tour last Monday, the Bisons gored UWI 4-0 at Mona Bowl. In scoring seven goals Wednesday night last they upped their tally to 97 with eight against in 17 straight victories.

From the opening whistle the visitors (comprised of many countries but Jamaica) started to run Boys Town into the ground with superior speed and it came as no surprise when right link Ian Bain wrongfooted a defender and shunted to outside left Mori Diane, who found the hole between Anderson and the upright with a left-footer.

Missed chances

Boys' Town countered immediately when Robert Smith raced on the right wing and squared to linkman Derrick Dennicer, who hit first time but 'keeper Odemichael Sellassie leaped and caught the ball safely.

Seconds later Bain mesmerised the defence, pumped a hard-shot which ricocheted off the post, and Charles Pyne racing in booted the ball over the gaping goal.

Boys' Town lock further ran out when Henderson unleashed a pass, which went through a
ruck of player to the waiting goal-poacher KEITH AQUI, who unleashed a powerhouse kick into the back cf the net.

Hardly had the shouts of 'goal' died when the quick-sprinting Bisons forward line went lunging for goal number three, which came a minute after.

Mori picked up a cross-pass and running strongly blasted the ball on the run to hit the upright. The rebound was pickeded up by Henderson who hammered the ball past a helpless Anderson.

Allan Cole and Herbert Gordon then muffed chances to catch up. The latter received a through pass from Dennicer, and with only Selassie to beat kicked wide. As if 'angered' by Boys Town's attempt to score the Bisons again widened their lead with a superb goal in the 37th minute. Mori again was the author of the movement relaying an angled pass in the air, for centre-half Don Martin to climb and nod home.

Point blank

As play resumed for the second half. Cole got a chance at point-blank range but wasted it with a poor shot. The Bisons' answer was a two-man movement between Trinidadians Aqui and Henderson, which ended with a sizzling shot by Aqui into the net.

Then followed a one-touch display of vintage soccer.

Centre forward Don Simmons trapped a ball deftly, eluded a tackle and chipped to Stan Smith, who touched to Charles Pyne and with the defence wide open Pyne passed to Henderson who "rifled" a beauty shot which skimmed the bar and drew, applause from an appreciative crowd.

Henderson atoned later, however, with a magnificent left-foot drive, which gave Anderson no chance of saving and the score was 6-0.

It was the last chance Boys' Town got to score as the Bisons prised open the local defence for Simmons to run through spiritedly in the 75th minute, dispossess wingback Stanford Brisset of the ball, to slap in the seventh.

Football Spectacular

Meets All-Schools today

Sharp-shooters from Washington D.C., the Bisons soccer squad, go in quest of their third victory here when they confront an All-Schools team today at 4.15 at the National Stadium.

The all-schools team for the match comprises: Donovan Hayles (Kingston College), Phillip Campbell (Vere Technical), (goal); Mario McLennon (Kingston College), Lascalles Shaw (Vere Technical), Derrick Plummer (Wolmer's), Bertram Beckett (Excelsior), Maurice Blair (Vere Technical) (backs); Derrick Dennicer (Kingston College), Keith Tulloch (captain) (Wolmer's), Lennox Smith (St. Elizabeth Technical), Peter Marston, (Vere Technical) (links); Herbert Gordon, Devon Lewis (Trench Town Comprehensive); Richard Davey, Karl Largie, Paul Pringle (Wolmer's), Harold Walker (Vere Technical), Trevor Green (St. Elizabeth) (forwards).

[photo caption]
'KEEPER BALDWIN ANDERSON is a helpless figure after a shot went through him from the Bisons Keith Aqui in the soccer match between Bisons and Boys' Town Invitational team at the National Stadium Wednesday night. Beside the fallen 'keeper is Lascelles Shaw with arm upraised in a gesture of protest.

[photo caption]
MR. THEODORE SEALY, CBE, Editor/Director of the GLEANER shaking hands with Bisons wingback Desmond Alfred before the start of the soccer match with Boys' Town Invitational team which the Bisons won 7-0 at the National Stadium Wednesday night.