Poles apart as Scots go on World Cup goal rampage

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Jimmy Reilly hit a hat-trick, Paul Aitken notched a brace and there were singles for Jordan Docherty and juniors Craig Russell and Jack Boyle.

Scotland manager Pat Brennan said: ‘It was a good start for us and not a bad game.

Poland were very enthusiastic, the difference was that we had a team of regular footballers while they only had four.

‘We were fitter and sharper throughout and we scored some good goals.’ Tournament organiser Iain Mackenzie, of Sporting Eventualities, said: ‘Scotland took 13 minutes to open their account and they got stronger as the game progressed.

Jimmy Reilly scored a hat-trick in 12 minutes early in the second half while they also scored a couple of good goals.

‘Darren Swanson pulled all the strings in Scotland’s midfield while Poland’s goalkeeper impressed with several fine saves.

‘I saw Poland training last week and manager Ian Horswell has done a fine job getting them organised as very few of their players play regularly.

‘They were still enthusiastic after their defeat last night, they’re talking about possibly setting up team to play in the league and they want Ian as their manager! ‘We offered to beef their squad up a bit with a couple of outsiders buy they refused.

They are keen to be taking part and even keener to be involved in the Jersey way of life.’ The biggest cheer of the night was when Kamil Adamczuk put the ball in Scotland’s net after Martyn ‘Obarzanowski’ White – his mother was Polish – flicked on a cross by Maciek Gwiolch.

Scotland: James Keating; Martin Forbes, James Scott, James O’Haire, Steven Jones; Paul Aitken, Jordan Docherty, Darren Swanson, Craig Russell; Jimmy Reilly, Jack Boyle.

Subs used: Jordan McBride, Matthew Swinburne and Aaron Scott.

Poland: Andrezj Czapiga; Jarek Mloiyka, Robert Pawladi, Michael Zawozymski, Pawel Koba, Michael Partyczwy; Martyn White, Marcin Targiel, Maciek Mumot, Pawel Wydro, Kamil Adamczuk.

Subs used: Lucjan Dlugosz, Henny Koweski, Tomasz Roojoz, Barriusz Bodulski, Maciek Gwiolch.

Officials: Nick Parker, Steve Proffitt, Mark Fail.

Ireland and England play tonight at St Brelade, kick-off 6.30.

England coach Joe Morley said: ‘After watching Ireland and Portugal in the first game and the spirit in which it was played, we know we have two great games to look forward to.

Blackhorse Offshore are to be congratulated for coming up with a tournament like this, the lads are really looking forward to it.’ England squad: Gary Lloyd, James Hayward, Peter Smith, Scott Jones, Paul Duxbury, Chris Conning, Ashley Dodd, John Beatson, Gerard Meadows, Steve Holt, Barry Beatson, Andy Barker, Derek Johnstone, Simon Davis, Shaun Irving, Peter Warrell, Jason Bingham, Shane Wallis and Paul Beckett.

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