Jersey win first U15 inter-insular

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Although an enthusiastic and appreciative crowd witnessed Jersey winning a 12-goal scoring fest 9-3, the Island youngsters did not have things all their own way and were only able to assert their supremacy in the final quarter.

The match started at a fast and furious pace with neither side dominating possession.

Jersey open the scoring on ten minutes when de Carteret nudged the ball over the line – and that lead was deservedly extended when Millar’s technical skill created an opening.

Guernsey, however, soon pulled a goal back with an excellent strike from the circle edge from Oliver Lepp.The Jersey defence looked a little unsteady as Guernsey attacked with pace, but they were able to weather the storm.

Still 2-1 down Guernsey started the second half in determined fashion and captain Johnny Clark went close before deservedly converting a well-worked penalty corner.

Jersey then raised their game and regained the lead through a Millar penalty corner.

Good work on the right by Henry Templeton-Redshaw gave Jack Seymour the opportunity to extend the lead with a fortuitous deflection by the stranded Guernsey ‘keeper finding its way into the goal.

Solid work by Dan Luce on the left of midfield and John Borg in the heart of the defence enabled Jersey to take control and they added further goals through de Carteret and Borg.

Lepp pulled one back for Guernsey to make it 6-3 but, struggling to keep possession the Sarnians conceded three more in the final ten minutes.

De Carteret completed his hat trick and the commanding Millar took his tally for the match to four.

Jersey manager Richard Le Lièvre was impressed by a good all round performance having given all the squad a taste of inter-insular hockey.

Jersey: Peter Millar, Evan La Framboise, Will Warner, Rory De Carteret, Daniel Luce, Jack Seymour, Thomas Le Lievre, Rupert Cudden-Large, Johnny Ashton-Barnett, Henry Temple-Redshaw, Spencer Scholfield, Johnny Hickling, John Borg, Daniel Tardivel, Daniel MacAviney, Chris Mourant and Gus Warner.

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