Football:Trinity drop points to Wanderers

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Trinity reduced the gap on leaders Jersey Scottish to four points and they could well have been just two points behind the leaders had they not been denied by some good goalkeeping from Wanderers’ and Island goalkeeper Jimmy Styles.Trinity joint-manager Adam Reid said: ‘In the end Jimmy denied us possibly getting the three points but overall I thought a draw was about right.’Jimmy’s a smashing goalkeeper and one save he made was simply excellent.

Wanderers shaded the first half and we had the better of the second period after increasing our pace and taking the game to them more.’We equalised five minutes into the half but we couldn’t get a second goal because Wanderers got the ball off their line on three occasions as well together with Jimmy keeping us at bay.’Reid said David Lloyd and Ray Grant had good games in Trinity’s defence while Jimmy Reilly’s equaliser was a great goal.’The only way we were going to score was to get the ball into a top corner and Jimmy Reilly did that with an excellent curling shot.

It really was a brilliant finish.’The goal brought the scores level after Wanderers had taken the lead with a Paul Banahan penalty, midway through the first half, following a foul on Chris Andrews.Wanderers manager Martyn Stratford said: ‘It was a good game and entertaining end-to-end stuff.

I was delighted with our performance all over the park and I’m happy to have taken a point.

Getting a draw against the current Channel Islands champions indicates the progress the Club has made since the position they were in at the end of last season.’I don’t single players out normally but Jimmy Styles made one outstanding save.

Ray Grant powered in a header from ten yards and Jimmy somehow dived full stretch to push the ball out.

I really don’t know how he managed it.’Portuguese moved up one place in the table to fourth, a point behind Wanderers, following a 5-1 win at Le Couvent against Rozel Rovers.

Player-manager José-Manuel Vieira notched a brace and Helio De Freitas, Nelson Mwakazi and Carlos Carolo singles for the the winners with Rozel, who had Carl Scott sent off, on target through junior Dale Parker.

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