However, it was a much-improved performance than several of late for the Accies who eventually slipped out of the reckoning after conceding goals in the minute before and after half-time.
They then added further to their woes by giving away a couple of penalty kicks.But the Accies’ effort and attitude pleased manager Tommy Kyle.He said: ‘We switched the game to help Sylvans out but in the end we had three players work-tied so it wasn’t to our advantage.
However I could not have asked any more from my players as they gave me 100 per cent effort throughout.Respond’We were slow to respond to a couple of free kicks and we didn’t help ourselves giving away penalties.
Sylvans are a good side, we matched them for football at times and in truth they only scored one decent goal.’Skipper Leighton Kelly and 15-year-old Sean Doran had great games for us and hopefully with that team performance we have something to build on in the coming months.’Neil Clegg (four), Ian Potter and Danny Bisson scored Sylvans’ goals.The Wheway Cup second-round games in Jersey between Jersey Wanderers and Jersey Scottish and First Tower and Guernsey Northerners were both postponed because of the weather.St Paul’s won through to the last eight of the flybe.
Jersey Combination Le Riches Cup on Saturday following a 2-0 victory away to Division II St Clement.In one of only six of the 13 games scheduled to survive the wet weather, Division I St Paul’s won with goals from Glen Durrans and David Watson to end the home team’s excellent ten-match unbeaten run.Durrans hit home the opener off a post with his left foot after being put clear in the fifth minute by Stephen Wilkinson.
Watson doubled St Paul’s lead in the 69th minute with a cross-cum-shot that looped over goalkeeper Fabio Fernandes.Paul Durrans, joint-manager of the winners, said: ‘Another clean sheet was pleasing, together with the win.
Our early goal didn’t settle us either, we panicked a bit every time St Clement came at us.’Second half was much better, we adapted to the physical challenge much better and St Clement were restricted to very little.’James Hibbs had an excellent game in midfield while junior Danny Hughes slotted in well for 70 minutes at right wing-back after Stephen Jones went off injured.St Clement manager Colin Pack said: ‘It was a good team effort from us in difficult conditions.
Our run had to come to an end sometime and to lose it to a Division I side is no disgrace.
The final result will have flattered St Paul’s, the second goal was a bit of a fluke!’Pack said St Clement’s aim this season was to get out of Division II and his team are now focusing on Saturday’s game against Jersey Nomads at Les Quennevais.Trinity moved to the top of Reserves Division I, on goal-difference from Grouville who were without a game, after they returned 5-3 winners from St John.Neil Norris bagged a brace and Jerry Vieira a single for the hosts with Trinity on the mark with a hat-trick from Jon Fitzmaurice, a single by Anthony Cotgrave together with an own goal.Jersey Scottish moved into third place following a 6-1 win against St Peter at Les Quennevais.
Paul Aitken (three), Ged O’Donoghue (two) and Paul Duxbury scored for the winners and Roly McMichael for the losers, the latter team remaining in bottom place.Portuguese Club closed the gap on Reserves Division II leaders Magpies to three points after they won 4-0 away to St Lawrence.
Daniel Maciel scored twice and Ricardo Bargante and Manuel Brito once each.Dave Harrison scored a hat-trick in Sporting Academics’ 4-2 success at Les Quennevais against Sporting Club.
James McBride also notched for the winners with Shane Le Creurer and Paul Coundley replying for the losers.Chris Swanton and Alan Dunn hit the target to secure Beeches Old Boys a 2-0 win against the home team at St Martin.