Trinidad Win Soccer Tourney

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Jamaica Gleaner

PORT OF SPAIN, Dec. 17 (Reuters):

THE TRINIDAD Colleges team won the Barclays Soccer Trophy when they beat Jamaica Colleges 3-2 at Skinner Park, South Trinidad.

They had earlier won the first representative game in the three-match series.

Trinidad led 3-1 at half-time, after two goals by Everald Cummings and one by Tony Cave, while Neville Oxford scored for Jamaica.

In the second half Oxford scored with a penalty and the Trinidad defence was pressed by the Jamaicans for long periods, but managed to hold out for victory.

The Trinidad selectors have invited 25 players to attend training before naming the 17-man team to contest the preliminary round of the North, Central American and Caribbean Championship series in Jamaica from January 11 to 23.

Trinidad will compete against Haiti, the Netherland Antilles, Cuba and Jamaica in the Caribbean Zone hoping to qualify for the grand finals in Honduras in March.

Trinidad Football secretary Eric James flies to Jamaica on January 7, two days ahead of the main party.

Six College boys are included in the 25 players called for the training.

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NEVILLE OXFORD: His two goals could not save Jamaica.