Football:Western woe as Wanderers and St Brelade drop down

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Needing to beat St Paul’s in their final Coca-Cola Combination Division I match of the season Wanderers shared four goals – the killer blow coming some 15 minutes from the end when Saints’ Paul Singh, formerly of Wanderers, hammered home a 30-yard free kick.

Wanderers manager Daryn Noble said: ‘It was a stunning goal, full credit to the lad it was a brilliant strike.

I felt over the season the players have not got their just rewards, they deserved to stay up for what they have achieved recently.

‘Saying that we’ve managed to stave off relegation for a few seasons now but this time we have not.

We’ll look to get back at the first attempt and with new coach Peter McVey staying with us next season we can achieve it.

‘Peter has been brilliant for the club in few weeks he has been hear, he has put his heart and sole in this club and he’s as gutted like all of us to be relegated.

‘Hopefully now we can end the season in Guernsey next month by winning the WJ Collins Trophy against Belgraves.’ St Paul’s point earned them top flight football again next season, and it signalled the end of Tony Hoyland’s one-year reign.

Hoyland said: ‘I said I’d go once the team were safe, I’m finished.

I knew it was going to be a tough game and both sides played with the fear that they didn’t want to lose.

‘I’d like to say a massive thanks assistant Martin Cassidy and the players.

The ones that stayed and those who came back from travelling have turned it round for us; it was no more than they deserved in my opinion.’ Hoyland says his options are now open and that he would like to get a new club as soon as possible as he looks forward to next season.

Tim De Luca and Jon Southern netted for Wanderers with St Paul’s other goal netted by Kamil Adamczuk.

Trinity dropped two vital points in the championship race after sharing six goals at home to Grouville.

Jimmy Reilly and the Beatson brothers, John and Barry, scored for Trinity with Chris Carter, Toni Cardoso and Alex Buesnel registering for Grouville.

Trinity joint-manager Joe Morley said: ‘Unfortunately we’ve paid the price for our success this season, five really, really hard games in 11 days has taken it’s toll.

‘But I’ve nothing but praise for my players, they’ve been brilliant all season by going as far as we have in the division and reaching three cup finals.

‘We were a little flat on Saturday and although we improved after the break we gave a penalty away leading 2-1.

We then got punished for a mistake and it was panic stations after that.

‘We’ll keep going, we’ve another cup final tomorrow against Scottish and then we play them in the league on Saturday.’ Grouville’s point keeps them on track for a record top flight points finish.

St Brelade were relegated after they were brushed aside 8-1 at home by title challengers Jersey Scottish.

Ross Crick led the Scottish charge with four goals, Craig Leitch chipped in with a brace and Chris McNabb and Chris Andrews singles.

Jon Trigg’s St Peter maintained their championship interest with a 5-0 victory at La Hague Manor against First Tower.

Gary Freeman scored twice and Marco Vieira, Dominic Maher and Scott Walsh once each.

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