Football:Grouville roll on

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The parish side, who have moved three points clear from a game played more, were on target through Ben Holt, Jason Bingham, Luc Le Mière and junior Richard Russell.

Beeches’ defeat leaves them pointless and at the foot of the table after two games.The top three teams in Division I Reserves last season all opened their new campaigns with three points.Champions Trinity returned 3-2 winners from the Hockey Club where Martin Staines and Paul Sims netted for Wanderers and Craig Pringle (two) and Anthony Cotgrave for Trinity.Second-placed Jersey Scottish defeated St Paul’s 1-0 at Les Quennevais, the only goal coming in the final minute through Craig Duxbury.Barry McAreavey and Simon Stratford bagged Grouville’s goals to give last season’s third-placed finishers a 2-0 win at Le Boulivot against St Peter.Both promoted teams collected points, St John a maximum three following a 3-1 home success against St Clement while St Brelade had victory snatched from their grasp in the final minute as they shared eight goals at home to First Tower.Steve Brady, Adi Dixon and Geoff Mauger were on the mark for St John with Danny Hawgood bagging St Clement’s consolation.Simon Davies, Olly Nightingale, Danny Richardson and Lee Knowles scored for St Brelade and John Patterson (two), junior Peter Vincenti and Michael Agrela for First Tower.Magpies, who dropped down a division, are the early pace-setters in Division II Reserves following a 7-3 win against the home team at St Martin.

Mark Le Marinel scored four times to be the top individual marksman on the day while Neil Spacie chipped in with a double and Craig Armstrong a single.

Alan Thorne notched two for the Saints with Andy Robins getting the other.There were also away wins for the Portuguese Club and Sporting Club – Portuguese 4-2 at St Ouen and Sporting Club 3-2 at St Lawrence.Flavio Olim was sent off for alleged foul and abusive language in Portuguese’s win following goals from Narsisco Marciel, José Sousa, Daniel Maciel and Vasco Camara.

St Ouen’s goals were both bagged by Lee Pederick.Danny Harris and Dennis McGee were on target for Sporting Club, whose other goal was an own goal, while Adam Claxton and Martin Godfrey hit the target for St Lawrence.Sporting Academics and Beeches Old Boys shared six goals at Les Quennevais where Dave Harrison hit a hat-trick for the Accies while there were singles from Beeches’ Dom Booth, Tim Wiseman and Jez Field.

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