Academics profit from score draws

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Leaders St Ouen maintained their two-point lead following a 1-1 draw with second-placed Magpies at the Airport while Jersey Nomads and the Portuguese Club, third and fourth respectively, shared four goals at Les Quennevais.

Academics’ 3-0 success away to St John lifted them up one place to fourth, above the Portuguese, after two goals from junior Ben Gallichan and one by Phil Helleur.

Paul Duffy and Martin Samson were on target for Magpies and St Ouen respectively while Carlos Ferreira and Freddie Mendes registered for Portuguese and Adam Budworth and Fabio Pinho for Nomads.

St Clement climbed two places off the bottom after Matt Scriven bagged a brace and Nathan Taylor a single in a 3-1 win against Beeches Old Boys at the FB Fields.

The Old Boys opened the scoring when JFA Centre of Excellence coach Dave Kennedy hit the target with a shot from inside the centre circle after just four seconds! St Martin/SCF also won on their travels, 2-1 at St Lawrence after goals by Jason Harris and Gary Wilmett.

Michael Donoghue netted for the hosts.

Junior Island striker Ryan Le Cornu returned from injury to shoot St Peter to the top of the Reserves Division I table following a 5-1 win at Le Couvent against Rozel Rovers.

Le Cornu scored four times with Mark Nicol getting the other.

The home team’s consolation came from Andy McNaney.

Trinity, who are four points behind St Peter, consolidated fourth spot following a 4-2 success away to St Ouen.

Graham Ling hit a hat-trick and Peter Smith a single for the visitors with Dave Evans and Phil Faulkner slotting home for the hosts.

Division II Reserves leaders St Brelade were held to a 1-1 draw by the hosts at St Clement, who won the first league meeting 3-1.

Kevin Cassin notched for St Clement and Nico Bisson for St Brelade.

Magpies closed the gap on the leaders after Neil Bredonchel’s goal was the only one at Les Quennevais to see off Beeches Old Boys 1-0.

Portuguese, who still had 16 players out of the Island on Saturday, dropped a place to third after they scratched to Jersey Nomads.

Sporting Academics, who have a game in hand, remain five points behind the leaders after two Michael Perreira goals took them to a 2-1 win against St Lawrence.

The parish side’s goal at the FB Fields was a penalty by Jon Evans.

St Martin/SCF chalked up their sixth draw in eleven league games by sharing four goals at home to St John.

Dean Gosselin and Pascal Corcoran notched for the hosts and John Michel and Julian Cornick for the visitors.

Grouville retained their seven-point lead from St Peter at the top of Division C after both won – Grouville 8-1 at home to Rozel Rovers and St Peter 3-2 at Jersey Wanderers.

Alex Buesnel (three), John Kiersey (two), Simon Stratford (two) and Andy Larose netted for Grouville and Karl Rockett for Rozel.

At the Hockey Club, Martin Staines and Scott Young were on the mark for Wanderers and Rab Campbell, Jon Rabey and James Buckley for St Peter.

Steve McCrimmon and John de la Mare’s goals took Sporting Academics to a 2-1 win against St Clement.

The parish side replied through James Gully at the FB Fields.

St Lawrence returned 6-2 winners from St Brelade where Dan West (two), Paul Morin, Steve Halligan, Lee Parker and Steve Pinzari scored for the visitors and Carlton McKain and Millian Fuke for the hosts.

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