Our Did you know series with Charwayne Walker continues this week as we look at the only international drawn series in Guyana’s football history with Trinidad and Tobago.
Did you know that the only time Guyana Senior Soccer Team drew an International Series against the Soca Warriors was October 1970. Trinidad backed by star players – Selwyn Murren, Bugs Haynes, Gerald Figeroux, Steve David, Keith Renaud found the going rough against a Guyana line-up that included Lloyd King, Patrick Britton, Ken Gibbs, Simeon Andrews; Goalkeepers – Michael Hampden and ‘Suicide’ Sutherland; in the Series Opener played in front of a full house at the Guyana Sports Club Ground.
Trinidad and Tobago went ahead in the 15th minute courtesy of an educated free kick from Keith Renaud that left custodian Michael Hampden flat footed. Guyana equalized in the 30th minute; the goal scorer was Simeon Andrews. Both teams had several opportunities but at the end of 90 minutes the score read Trinidad one – Guyana one.
In the series finale played at the same venue, Guyana, buoyed by the opening results, took the fight to their more illustrious rivals and went ahead in the 35th minute when the elusive Patrick Britton outmaneuver Trinidad custodian Mervyn Joseph but just before the fat lady started to sing Keith Renaud beat Guyana custodian ‘Suicide’ Sutherland with a beauty that denied Guyana a memorable series triumph, the contest ended one all and the series ended in a stalemate. The 1970 historic squad that drew the two match series with Trinidad:
Alvin Braithwaite – Captain – Malteenoes
Ovid Henry – Malteenoes
Michael Hampden – Malteenoes
Patrick Britton – Malteenoes
Gordon Forde (deceased) – Thomas United
Michael Pierre – Thomas United
Lloyd King – Thomas United
Desmond Morgan – Thomas United
Ken Gibbs – Thomas United
Vibert Williams – Santos
Clive Browne – Santos
Winston Callender – G.F.C
Simeon Andrews (deceased) – G.F.C
Robert Fernandes – G.F.C
Eric Sutherland – Victoria
George Greene – Coach
Trinidad and Tobago (1970):
Gerald Figeroux – Goalkeeper
Mervyn Joseph – Goalkeeper
K. Henry – Coach
L. Carter – Manager
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