Trinidad soccer officials today braced themselves for showdown with players of the National squad now preparing for the World Cup preliminaries against Haiti in November.
CLAIMS OF breach of contract and accusations that officialdom is not doing anything to football in Trinidad were hurled at each other by Trinidad Football Association President Dom Basil Matthews and Hungarian-born coach Americo Brunner in statements here today as Brunner left his job as Trinidad National Coach.
IN A GAME of wasted scoring opportunities Jamaica edged Trinidad's powerful England-bound soccer squad by the odd goal in five on a rain-soaked Sabina Park yesterday afternoon as three thousand spectators looked on at a 70-minute long contest.
ARTHUR MAYNARD, Trinidad opening batsman, who made big news on his debut in first class cricket in 1935 against the MCC at Queen's Park Oval, then disappeared from the cricket scene immediately afterwards, died suddenly at his home in Belmont, Port of Spain, yesterday.
Trinidad turned on the heat at Kensington yesterday afternoon and gave their Barbados rivals, who had held them to a one-all draw twice previously, a 4-1 beating in the third and deciding Test match to win the three match series and finish the tour unbeaten.
The Trinidad Referees’ Association re-elected Harold Burnett as president. Burnett, nicknamed “Bobool,” played football (right-wing) and cricket (off-spin bowler and fair batsman) for T&T.
Trinidad played fighting and courageous soccer at the Kensington Oval yesterday afternoon, for the greater part with ten men, to get another one-all draw with Barbados, in a second Test match bubbling over with incidents and excitement.
TRINIDAD DEFEATED JAMAICA 1-0 to even the two-game inter-colonial soccer series before 4,000 spectators at Sabina Park yesterday afternoon. For 45 of the 0-minutes game the winners played with ten men as their outside right, Carlton Lewis, got hurt ten minutes before the interval.
A goal, the result of a magnificent effort on the part of veteran Bertie Thompson, scored seven minutes to full time, earned for Trinidad a one-all draw in the first soccer test match between Trinidad and Barbados representative teams at the Kensington Oval yesterday afternoon.