Junior football: Scots win a thriller

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On a rain-lashed evening, six goals were shared at half time before Scottish, top of Division I, went 4-3 behind only to recover to defeat the division’s bottom-placed side, St Brelade, 5-4 – the winning goal five minutes from the end a rising shot from 18 yards from substitute Paul Woods.

Scottish manager Pat Brennan said: ‘I’m sure Paul will have gone to bed with a smile on his face last night.

He couldn’t stop smiling and full credit to him – it was a bullet of a shot.

‘He’s barely played all season because the division has been so tight, but he’s stuck at it and now this is his to remember.

‘It was a smashing game.

Several weeks ago we hammered St Brelade in a league game but last night they were up for the challenge and played really well.’ St Brelade manager Mark Kelly said: ‘It was absolutely awesome.

Both sides went for it, it was superb and a great advert for junior football.

‘We had to make several positional changes for varying reasons and I’ve nothing but praise for my team.

They were certainly lifted by playing in a cup final and I was so proud of them.

‘It was always going to be tough to win against a side with seven or eight Islands players and we really made a game of it.’ Alex Gee, Jack Boyle, Aaron Scott, Jordan McBride and Paul Woods netted for Scottish while there were doubles from St Brelade’s Phil Cumming and Ricky Figueira, the latter who has now scored nine goals in his last seven games.

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