However, as both sides finished in the top four last year, Jersey third and Guildford fourth, and as the top two sides win automatic promotion, this defeat could already dent Jersey’s ambition to move up the league.Yet coach Dai Burton was adamant after the game that his side were not as poor as the score suggests.’It was pretty much a game of two halves,’ he said.
‘We gifted them too many tries and then made them work hard for them in the second half.
In the first half we were getting rid of our summer rustiness, really.
We needed match practice.
They’ve had it, we haven’t.’Full report in today’s JEP, on sale at 1.15 pm.