Lady Fan Praises Bertie Thompson

Date Published: 
1944-05-06
Source: 
Trinidad Guardian
Page: 
7

A Trinidad lady soccer fan, who does not care to reveal her identity to the public, states that this Colony owes much to Bertie Thompson, the Colts' veteran forward, for saving her face at Kensingston, in the first football test match against Barbados on Thursday afternoon.

The lady enthusiast returned from Barbados yesterday, and was loud in her praise of Thompson, not only for his last-minute effort which gave Trinidad an equaliser but for what she calls an excellent exhibition throughout the game.

"Thompson was the only forward who was able to dribble past the Barbados defenders," she asserted, and added, "our boys never looked like passing the Barbados full backs, Mike Foster and Clyde Walcott; and centre-half Harold Griffith was really good."

She says that both goalkeepers (Merritt and King) saved with great distinction, but Merritt saved more "sure" goals.

She says that Prior Jones and McLean, Trinidad halves, did splendid work.