Sports Pot Pourri

Jack Anderson
Date Published: 
Jamaica Gleaner

Trinidad Football

The big ball game hit Trinidad on July 19 when Malvern who had trounced Jamaica 3—0 in 1947 and are 1948 League champions, beat Colts, FA cup holders, 3—1 in the opener.


Players who visited Jamaica and figuring in this match were Paul Carr (centre-forward), who headed in the deciding goal, from a centre from Lio Lynch, outside left. Colts' backs were Simmonds (1947) and Dudley Husbands (1949); halves included Julien Bolden (who did not play here in May) and Noel Winn (1947-49); Leon Munroe (leader) and Harold Lovelace at outside-left—that is, seven of Trinidad's representatives on the recent tour.

Besides Lynch and Carr, the Malvernites only boasted one other Trinidad player in "Squeakie" Hinds, who skippered the side—yet they won comfortably.

Four days after the above match pint-sized Edgar Espinal, who led the Trinidad forward line in the first two tests here in May, scored the season's first beaver trick by claiming all 4 goals, against 1, for Casuals against Queen's Royal College, who were first demoted but them promoted by the TAFA after public protest.

Hugh Myer's Trinidad American Bay Rum football team touring Martinique drew their first match 2—2 on July 14 against Racing Club. Outside-right "Putty" Lewis, who was here 1947, scored one of the touring team's goals.