Statistician Charwayne Walker this week asks; Did you know that the touring Barbados National Football Team defeated British Guiana two – Nil in a three match series in 1962 but suffered losses to local club teams Police and Sandbach Parker?
Police and Sandbach Parker first division teams defeated the touring Barbados National Football Team in 1962. Barbados led by Reggie Haynes defeated the Maurice Moore led British Guiana Football Team two – Nil in a three match series in 1962.
The tourist buoyed by a two – Nil thrashing of G.F.C in the opening match drew the series opener one – all at the G.F.C Ground. The Bajans went ahead in the seventh minute when Alvin Corneal beat British Guiana custodian Birdette Marshall with a beauty. British Guiana equalized in the fifteenth minute when Compton ‘the Surgeon’ Julian headed home an educated corner kick from Lewis ‘Water Boat’ Weithers. At the end of full time, the score remained one – all.
British Guiana Squad:
Birdette Marshall – Goalkeeper
George Niles (deceased)
Monty Hope (deceased)
Maurice Moore (deceased) – Captain
Hubert ‘Senor’ Braithwaite
Edmond ‘Screw’ Richmond (deceased)
Lewis ‘Water Boat’ Weithers (deceased)
Compton ‘Surgeon’ Julian
Harold Blenman (deceased)
Winston Dehaart (deceased)
Patsy Pieters (deceased)
The second match of the series was a thriller; Barbados won by four goals to three. Barbados went ahead in the third minute through Hartcourt Hinds. British Guiana evened things up in the fourteenth minute when debutant Ingram Layne beat the Barbados custodian with a stunner. Hartcourt Hinds put the visitors ahead in the seventeenth minute, while Victor ‘Gas’ Clarke made it three – one a minute later.
At Lemmon time the score read Barbados (3) British Guiana (1). After the resumption, danger man Hartcourt Hinds scored again in the forty eight minute and Barbados started to celebrate but the celebrations were short lived because British Guiana scored two quick goals through Ingram Layne and Edmond ‘Screw’ Richmond and suddenly the score read Barbados (4) and British Guiana (3). British Guiana pressing for an equalizer was awarded a penalty just before full time which Lionel Gill failed to convert.
Barbados won the final match three – one, Victor ‘Gas’ Clarke netted a double; the other goal came from Skipper Reggie Haynes. Ingram Layne was the British Guiana goal scorer. Strange enough local first division teams Police and Sandbach Parker registered victories against the same Barbados National Team that British Guiana failed to defeat. Police led by a helmet-trick (four goals) from the elusive Ingram Layne, destroyed Barbados National Team six – three at G.F.C. The other Police marksmen were Ingram’s brother Cosmo Layne and Lionel Gill. Goal scorers for Barbados were Victor ‘Gas’ Clarke who netted a double and Skipper Reggie Haynes.
The historic Police 1962 first division team:
H. Nelson – Goalkeeper
Cecil ‘Skip’ Roberts
Hubert ‘Senor’ Braithwaite – Captain
A week later, Sandbach Parker emulated the Police Team by trouncing the touring Barbados National Team four – Nil at G.F.C.
The touring Barbados National Team 1962:
Alvin Corneal – Everton
Claude Gregoire – Everton
Dudley Downes – Rangers
Victor ‘Gas’ Clarke – New South Wales
Hartcourt Hinds – Everton
Reggie Haynes – Captain – Everton
Lloyd Seale – Lodge School
Michael Evelyn – Carlton
Paul Rapson – Carlton
Dennis Cumberbatch – Everton
Rawle Pickering – Everton
Horace Hunte – Rangers
Carlos Griffith – New South Wales
Lenville Small – Everton
Gregory Williams – Everton
Martin Gill – Everton
Harold Griffith – Manager
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