Bisons play Invitational team tonight

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Jamaica Gleaner

Boys' Town could check winning run

Football Spectacular

Boys' Town Invitational team will have to be on their guard against the striking force of Howard University soccer Bisons, who they confront tonight at 8 o'clock at the National Stadium.

An intense team obsessed with victory, the Bisons from the USA are expected to be in no mood to entertain a defeat, and will redouble their efforts to make the Boys' Town aggregation their 17th victims for the season.

In their opener on Monday against the UWI First Division team, which match they won 4-0, the Bisons gave a display of teamwork, brisk, snappy movements in midfield and on the wings and showed a phalanx-like defensive unit, sensitive to its duties.

The Bisons, too, are not goal-shy as are many teams currently engaged in the Corporate Area top league. It is the goal-hungry quality they possess that makes them a team to reckon with.

But there are strong possibilities that they could be handed their first defeat of the season by the Boys' Town Invitational team — a side which is four-times better than the UWI aggregation.

On the Boys' Town Invitational team are three professionals: ALLAN COLE, the best footballer in the island and highly rated in the Commonwealth Caribbean; DELROY SCOTT, the nation's top defence man; and EDWARD "BLUE MOUNTAIN" DAWKINS, a stolid player with a fierce tackle.

On paper it seems that Boys' Town could snap the 'horns' of the Bisons — though this will be no easy task — as the visitors fanatically believe in the credo: "goals win matches."

The Bisons have played sixteen, matches and only eight goals have been scored against
then, while they have scored 90. To keep this record untainted they will have to play like they have never played before against the Boys' Town Invitational tonight.

Before the start of the match the two teams will be presented to MR. THEODORE SEALY, CBE, Editor of the GLEANER.

The teams

INVITATIONAL will comprise Cole, Scot, Dawkins, Baldwin Anderson, Lloyd Morgan, Lester Alcock, Carl Brown, Lascelles Shaw, Mario McLennon, Denis Cunningham, Lloyd Welch, Fitzroy Robinson, Derrick Dennicer, Herbert 'Dago' Gordon, Devon Lewis, Howard Bell, Winston Hill, Theophilus Branch and Robert Smith.

The team likely to represent Howard are: Billy Jones (goal), Zewdu Haplemariam (right back), Edward Holder, Desmond Alfred (centre halves), Steve Waldron (left back), Stan Smith (left link), Don Simmons (right link), Charles Pyne, Ian Bain (right wingers), Alvin Henderson (inside right), Keith Aqui (centre forward), Mori Diane (inside left) and Olegun Onadeko (outside left).