Fitness tells as champions come through stern test from St Paul’s

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In the other two games in Group A, a depleted St John beat St Paul’s 2-0 and St Peter bettered Grouville 4-2.

St John, without three regulars, were tested to the limit by a strong St Paul’s, who had the most possession in the first half.

After the break St John keeper Steph Henwood made five fine saves after which the home side’s fitness began to tell.

Laura Robertson scored both St John’s goals, the first deflected in from a goalmouth scramble; the second minutes later after a good passing move.

‘The girls had to work hard for this win,’ manager Jayson Lee said.

‘It was a hard physical game with a lot of tired players at the end, and more injuries.

Contary to reports not all the top ladies teams have big squads.

St Peter started the better side in their match against Grouville, passing well, with Leticia Abreu scoring her first goal for the club, tapping in after 20 minutes.

Saints continued to dominate, with, goal number two coming from Lisa Godinho, after a good run and finish from the edge of the area.

Although Grouville then exerted some pressure, a thunderous shot from Tara Marie extended the hosts’ lead.

Grouville, however, scored twice in rapid succession after the break, through Ebonnie Hotton and Laura Macfarlane.

Saints secured their posistion when a good cross from the left set up Susan Stewart to fire home their fourth from close range.

In the Group B match between Jersey Wanderers and First Tower, Kathryn Porter scored twice for Wanderers; Tower’s scorers were Kerry Sauvage (2), Louise van der Vliet, Lara Couvert (2), Danielle Evans (2), Leanne Bell and Jodie Botterill.

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