Team Played Well In Trinidad —Thompson

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Jamaica Gleaner

Our team played very well on the tour and we were very unfortunate in losing two matches 1-0 to Trinidad," national football coach, George Thompson said yesterday afternoon on the arrival of the Jamaica Football Federation's squad from Trinidad, where they participated in the football festival which marked part of the Trinidad Football Association's Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

Returning were the JFF's president George Abrahams, Major Leslie Lloyd, manager; George Thompson, coach; Frank Brown, captain; Vester Constantine, John Simmonds, Lloyd Haynes, Oscar Black, Clement Dawes, Alston DaCosta, Lloyd McLean, David Largie, Leeford Hardie, Paul Thomas, Vernon Bell, Undel Williams, Milverton Brooks and Dennis Ziadie.

Thompson was full of praise for Ziadie, who he said was the most outstanding player on the team. He added that many persons said that Ziadie should be playing professional football.

Major Lloyd said: "Everyone treated us kindly in Trinidad. The hospitality was excellent and the behaviour of the team was superb."

Mr. Abrahams represented the Jamaica Football Federation during the celebrations.

"We were impressed with the organizing of football in Trinidad. All the leagues have already been completed and the trophies and prizes for the various leagues were presented on Saturday," Thompson told the Gleaner yesterday.

The team played three matches on the tour. They lost both matches against the Trinidad XI and defeated a Combined College team 4-1 last Wednesday.