Football:Great point for battling Rovers

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Combination Division I relegation fight after chalking up their biggest win of the season.

Rozel ground out a goal-less draw at Le Couvent against St Paul’s, who are unbeaten in the last seven league games, while the ‘Pies defeated bottom-team Sporting Academics 6-2 at the IJ Bathe Field, their hero being debutant Michael Ashton who scored four goals.St Peter remain four places off the bottom following a 4-1 home defeat by Jersey Wanderers, the victors moving into joint second place behind Trinity and just one point off top spot.Rozel acting manager Kevin Ganly said: ‘It was an excellent point for us and we nearly snatched all three at the end but goalkeeper Daniel Evans made an excellent save from substitute Dale Parker.’We would have pinched the points had we scored because our goalkeeper Frazer Siddall kept us in the game with a string of fine saves.

Since he has returned from trials with both Sheffield clubs he has come on a bundle.

He is a tremendous prospect for the Island.’Our point helps us in our fight at the bottom and considering we had six players in the team who played in our last Reserves-team game, it was an excellent result for the club.’Magpies scored three times in each half against the Accies with Toni Cardoso replying in the closing minutes of each period for the Accies, the first goal after Paul Lennon had hit the crossbar and the second with a crisp low shot from 18 yards.Magpies manager Ian Golding said: ‘It’s nice to score some goals and considering Michael has not played for around six months he did well.

His finishing was excellent.’He’s played a good standard in the north of England and when he gets fit he will be an asset to the team.

His test will come when we face sterner opposition.’Wanderers raced into a three-goal lead before having midfielder Justin Jouan sent off just before the interval after a comment he made to an official.Wanderers boss Martyn Stratford said: ‘Justin let himself and the team down, he knows he was wrong and the referee was right with his decision.

We had been so disciplined beforehand and we were playing well albeit against weak opposition.’Our running off the ball was impressive throughout, we played some good football and scored some fine goals as a result of passing the ball well.’Chris Hamon scored a brace with singles added by Jon Southern Paul Banahan’s penalty.

St Peter’s consolation was a late strike from Michael Reed.Champions Trinity will go top of Division I tomorrow night if they beat the Portuguese Club of Jersey at Springfield.

Kick-off is at 7.30 pm.

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