With Garth Wattley: 2000 - The year 1970, says Luciano Woodley, was "a special year." He was not talking about Black Power.Just "Woodley Power." Every week, the newspapers were filled with the exploits of "that man Woodley." Short but solid and swift, the 17-year-old St Mary's College forward netted 34 goals that season, with six hat-tricks thrown in for good measure.Haynes' goals could not stop Russell Latapy and company from beating Arima in both the Intercol and Big Seven finals.Woodley too saw his individual success eclipsed by the 1970 Tech team in the league as well as the Intercol final.
But there have been few more single-minded marksmen.
But his real inspiration was a past maser, Alvin Henderson.
Woodley also showed that having your wits about you makes you just as deadly a weapon in the penalty area.
"I think I was able to outsmart a lot of defenders," he says.
"My style was to play on their weakness." He played in a side which, in his worlds, "from '70 to now was the best team St Mary's ever produced in terms of quality and all-round performance." Keith Look Loy was his trusted captain sweeping at the back.And from midfield and the wings, Woodley got good services from the likes of Neil Williams, Keston Nancoo and Tony Jobes.