Dorset first stop for Jersey’s U18 footballers

- Advertisement -

Island sides have performed well in their three years in this competition with the best run coming in 2001/02 when they reached the quarter-final stage.Manager Jon Welsh believes the current crop are just as good as those and he is confident of a result against Dorset.’Yes I think it’s comparable with what we’ve had in the past,’ he said.

‘I actually think we’re looking better up front – we’ve certainly got more options than we’ve had in the past.

Generally the squad is slightly younger than previous ones but they are still technically sound.’We go into the match full of optimism.

They’re more than capable of getting through this one and getting further.

They’re all champing at the bit.

It’s a challenge for them – probably their biggest yet – and they are relishing that.’We don’t expect anything but a difficult and competitive game so concentration is important.

We can’t afford to switch off and concede silly goals.

At this level you can’t get away with making mistakes like that – do that and you lose by the odd goal.’We’re more than capable of getting a result and once the squad starts to realise their potential I think they can go a long way.’Jersey squad: Frazer Siddall, Jack Jouanny, Danny Hughes, Nathan Jegou (capt), Tom Poole, Neal Crowell, David Syvret, Jordan Lisle, Bradley Russell, Peter Vincenti, Greg Fernandes, Luke Watson, Jamie Allan, Ryan Durand, Richard Russell, Brett Pitman, Nathan Maguire.

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Latest Stories

- Advertisement -

UK News

Read the latest free supplements

Read the Town Crier, Le Rocher and a whole host of other subjects like mortgage advice, business, cycling, travel and property.