Division II clubs hit cup form

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St Martin/SCF took their second top-flight scalp of the season by defeating Coca-Cola Combination Division I leaders Jersey Scottish, the cup-holders, 1-0 after extra-time at the IJ Bathe Field.

In the last round the Saints eliminated First Tower United, 3-1, also after extra time, at St Martin.

St Clement and the Portuguese Club also beat opposition from a higher division on Saturday.

St Clement beat struggling Magpies 1-0 at the Airport, Beau Waugh settling the issue against ten men after ‘Pies striker Steve Cumming went off with a head injury after 30 minutes and Magpies had no substitutes.

Portuguese continued their good form returning from Le Couvent 3-1 victors, again after extra-time, against Rozel Rovers.

Carlos Ferreira notched a brace and Joao Mendonca a single as Portuguese recovered from going behind to Adam Cooke’s goal.

Mark Nightingale hit the only goal for St Martin/SCF, who only a few seasons ago amalgamated with Sporting Club due of a lack of players.

Saints manager Jim McGranahan, a Scotsman, said: ‘On Saturday night you couldn’t wipe the smile off my face! I’m a friend of Scottish manager Pat Brennan and midfielder Dave Brodie and I was thoroughly delighted.

‘The players were terrific, ten out of ten for every one of them.

Brothers Jason and Mark Harris were involved in the build-up and Mark Nightingale’s shot hit the underside of the crossbar before bouncing up again and into the net.There were just four minutes left.

Boy, what a result!’ St Martin/SCF recently reached the semi-finals of the JFA Willis Cup, so can they go on to gain some silverware this season? McGranahan said: ‘I’d like to think so.

Our priority is to get out of Division II.

Last Saturday we were extremely disappointed losing against St Clement because we all believe we have a chance to go up.

‘The secret of our success this season is down to pre-season.

The players wanted to train on the sand dunes, so they did.

Players don’t usually request that, so full credit to them, and they are now getting the rewards from training there.

Their work-rate on Saturday was phenomenal.’ Trinity, last season’s runners-up, had no problems at Division II St John, where they ran out 9-0 victors.

Jimmy Reilly helped himself to four goals and goalkeeper Jimmy Styles crashed home a penalty, with further goals from John Beatson, John Rutter, John Fitzmaurice and Steven McCarter.

Jersey champions St Peter came from a goal down to win 4-2 against Division II Jersey Nomads at the FB Fields.

Bradley Russell, Ryan Durrand, Chris Conning and Jack Cannon were on target for St Peter and Den Doherty hit two for Nomads.

Two goals from Liam Walshe, one a penalty, and a Tony Cardoso effort took Grouville to a 3-0 victory at Le Boulivot against Division II St Brelade.

Jersey Wanderers won the all-Division II clash away to St Lawrence 4-1 as Chris Andrews registered a brace and Liam Sutton and junior Jamie Cullen hit singles for the victors.

St Paul’s won 5-3 against Division II Beeches Old Boys at Les Quennevais.

Bob Bonney scored two and Andrew Pinel one for the Old Boys, with St Paul’s on the mark with doubles from Craig Russell and Jason De Andrade together with an own goal.

Trinity lost their grip on the Reserve teams’ Dog Club Trophy after going down to a 4-2 defeat at home against Rozel Rovers.

Dougie Ross, Clive Malone, Donald Macleon and Sean Ganly notched for the winners and Wayne Boschat and Graham Ling for the losers.

St Peter, runners-up last season, won 3-0 at home to Jersey Nomads thanks to goals by Ben Andrews, Darren Freeman and David Vitalini.

Richard Mulhearn replied.

Jersey Scottish, who had a player sent off, twice came from behind to equalise before losing to 3-2 against Sporting Academics, the Accies’ third goal coming just 12 seconds from the end at Les Quennevais.

Scottish’s Craig Cudlin was sent off with three minutes to go for allegedly punching an opponent.

Jamie Savory scored twice and junior Craig Beeley once for the winners, with Reuben Legge bagging both for the Scots.

Valerio Figueira scored four of Portuguese Club’s goals in their 5-3 win against St John at Les Quennevais.

Richard Freitas hit Portuguese’s other goal, with the Saints replying through John Michel (two) and Lance Guille.

St Ouen cruised to an 11-0 home win against Magpies.

Shane Carré (three), John Evans (two), José Andrade (two), Ben Burton, Ross Marquis and Martin Sansom were on target, together with a Magpies defender.

St Martin/SCF won 3-1 after extra-time away to St Clement, where Paul Kemp, Neil Woolfenden and Pascal Corcoran were on target for the winners and Jason Kelly for the losers.

Ashley de Carteret hit Beeches Old Boys’ consolation in a 3-1 defeat by St Lawrence at the FB Fields.

Simon Gilley scored a hat-trick in St Brelade’s 5-2 C Division win against Rozel Rovers at Les Quennevais.

Neil Hacquoil hit a brace for the winners, with Sean Anderton grabbing both for the Rovers.

Hugo Duarte (two), Michael O’Neill (two), Kirk Hacon, Gary Tumelty and Dominic Wheeler were on target for St Clement as they emerged 7-2 winners against St Lawrence at the FB Fields.

Mick Michel and Dan West replied.

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