Guyana and Barbados split Int’l friendly series one a piece in June of 1986
Guyana and Barbados contested two friendly Internationals June 1986, both matches were played at the world famous GCC Bourda.
In game one, the host playing under the captaincy of Western Tigers Trevor ‘Lannie’ Maxwell succumbed 2 Nil.
The goal scorers for Barbados were Colin Forde in the seventh minute of play and Richard Niles minutes before half time. In the deciding game of the series Guyana backed by a partisan and capacity crowd came from a goal down to triumph two goals to one. Barbados took the lead in the late stages of the first half, through Michael King. Trevor Maxwell’s men responded with goals through Shawn ‘Putty’ Williams, now deceased, penalty and the artistic and elusive Adrian Forde.
Barbados were using the series to prepare for the then 1986 Central American and Caribbean games while coach Lennox Arthur was moulding an Olympic qualifiers squad.
The 1986 National Team that Level the series with Barbados were:
Trevor ‘Lannie’ Maxwell – Captain Western
Rupert ‘Chop eye’ Gordon – Western Tigers
Gerald Williams – Western Tigers
Aubrey Taylor – Pele Shawn Putty Williams (deceased) – Conquerors Elson ‘Chillie Kong’ Hinckson (deceased) – Camptown Oscar Legs Rodney (deceased) – Western Tigers
Godfrey Gibbons (deceased) - Santos
Anthony Williams – Pele
Dion Bogey Roberts - Camptown
Neil O’Choa - Camptown
Lawrence ‘Coachie’ Arjoon - Camptown
Richard ‘Lion in Cage’ Alphonso – Santos
Frank ‘Tornando’ Alphonso Jr. – Santos
Ewart Grenville – Police
Adrian Forde – Police
Deon ‘Bad Boy’ Barnwell – Thomas United
Clairmont Bobb – Mackenzie Sports Club
Brentnol ‘Chubby’ Nedd – Santos
Lennox Arthur – Coach