Football:Rovers’ run ends

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Combination league record on Sunday morning.

The Saints won 2-1 at St Peter and with First Tower winning 16-1 against Grouville, Tower regained second place and relegated Rozel to third position.St Clement fought back from 2-0 down to earn a point at St John while a lack of players forced St Brelade to scratch their match against Jersey Wanderers.St Peter 2, Rozel Rovers 1: St Peter dominated the first 20 minutes and with Rozel playing nervously the home team took the lead with a looping header from Michaela Dawson.Rozel regained their composure and for the remainder of the half both teams enjoyed good possession.The Rovers upped their game in the second period but they failed to press home the advantage after good pressure and it was St Peter who went two-up when Jo Fuller poked the ball home from close range after good work by Lisa Godinho.Rozel continued to work hard and they finally gained their reward when Sarah Armstrong’s free kick found Suzanne Rosser who slid the ball in to reduce the deficit.Both sides continued to have chances, Edel Hodman saving well for Rozel and Jo Jones and Natalie Hill defending resiliently.

Mary Frawley also went close to levelling the scores but St Peter held on to win their toughest test of the season to date.First Tower 16, Grouville 1: First Tower predictably dominated after Nikki Warren opened the scoring with a volley.

Kerry Sauvage led the goal charge with six while Katie Warren, Danielle Evans and Kim Ashton all scored twice.

Sam Cavey, Lauren Jéhan and Sarah Bland also notched while Grouville’s consolation was a direct free kick from Natalie McFarlane.St John 2, St Clement 2: Both teams started brightly with St John creating the better chances early on – Jess Vieira going close on two occasions after good play in midfield.St Clement battled back and a fierce 25-yard drive was tipped over by St John goalkeeper Bev Luton.

Early in the second half a through ball from Sandra Esnouf was met by youngster Laura Robertson who thumped the ball past goalkeeper Krystle Matthews into a top corner from 20 yards.The excellent Robertson then doubled the lead, coolly sliding the ball under the advancing goalkeeper after more good play from Esnouf.St Clement refused to be beaten and after attacking well down both flanks they deservedly pulled a goal back from Leanne Bell.Just seconds remained when St Clement equalised, Tara Marie hitting an early low shot which Luton could only parry into the net.

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