Junior football: Saints help crown Accies as champions

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And they achieved it without kicking a ball on Sunday morning as Jersey Wanderers, their nearest challengers, were defeated 1-0 by St Paul’s at St Saviour.

The Accies will now represent Jersey in the Portsmouth Trophy Junior Upton at Springfield on Saturday 29 April.

Accies manager Bob Doran said: ‘It’s brilliant, I’m well pleased and delighted for the players and the club.

I’ve a good bunch of boys, they love their football and they’ve come a long way together as many of them first starting playing together on the park at Cheapside from around the age of six.

‘I went to watch yesterday’s game and Wanderers should have won.

They had the better of the chances while St Paul’s took their chance – Jason De Andrade putting away Keiron Norman’s excellent cross from the right.

‘Paul Dingle has scored 25 goals this season including five or six hat-tricks.

But we’re not a one-man band – it’s been a fantastic team effort.

‘We still have Wanderers to play in our final league game and then we can look forward to the Upton.

It will be a whole new experience for everyone and we will looking forward to it.

‘Our under-16s are one point away from winning division two so it’s been a good season at junior level for the club.’ St Paul’s’ victory completed a divisional double against Wanderers and they also defeated them in the Tregear Cup.

Wanderers and St Paul’s will be meeting again later in the season as Jersey’s representatives in the inter-insular Portholme Trophy competition.

First Tower defeated St John 2-1 at Les Quennevais after goals by Craig Beresford and Michael Le Turgeon.

St Brelade also won away, 5-1 against St Peter where Will Golder, Jay Thompson, Rob Campbell, Dan King and Charlie Johnson were on target for the victors.

St Martin/SCF moved two points clear of St Clement in Division II after the former won 6-1 at home to St Ouen while the later were defeated 4-3 at home to Grouville.

David Streets and Ryan Hodgson bagged doubles in St Martin/SCF’s win with David Vitalini also scoring together with an own goal.

Nathan Strezlecki replied.

Lee Richomme (two), Tyrone Chapman and Matthew Lyttle notched for Grouville with St Clement registering through James Gully, José Mendes and Kirk Hacon.

Rozel Rovers will face Grouville in the under-14 Division II Cory Cup final.

Conor Mallett and Kieran Thomas scored Rozel’s goals in a 2-0 success against St Ouen at the FB Fields.

Rozel also had goalkeeper Luke Trotter to thank as he saved a penalty and although he was adjudged to have moved he also saved the retake! Grouville recovered from Karl Hinds putting St Clement into the lead to fight back and win 5-1 at the same venue.

Under-12 White: St Peter A 1 (James Carolan), St Paul’s B 2 (Jamie Burrows, Hugo Barette).

Rozel Rovers A 4 (Rhys Johansen 2, Adam Falle, Sam Ward), Jersey Wanderers B 0.

Blue: St John B 0, St Clement B 4 (Michael Rodrigues, Tyler Hine, Sean Mitchell, Jason Brown.

St Peter B 2, St Ouen 6 (Daniel Garton 2, Samuel Bisson 2, David Kelly, Harry Cochrane).

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