Football:Superb Whitsey strike lights up Le Couvent

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As the Lloyds TSB Junior League programme recommenced after the Christmas and New Year break, Rozel were stung into action after bottom-of-the-table Jersey Wanderers took the lead through Oliver Thompson at Le Couvent.’It was no more than they deserved,’ said Rozel manager Roy Jeanne, adding: ‘They had a very good 20 minutes to belie their bottom placing.’We we’re slow starters and we only improved after going a goal down.

Young Whitsey had an excellent game in midfield and his opening goal is one of the best I’ve seen at Le Couvent for many years.’He was 30 yards from goal and he let fly with a cracking drive and the ball flew into the top left-hand corner of the goal from 30 yards.

If Wanderers would have had two goalkeepers I don’t think either of them would have saved it; it was a tremendous goal.’It was a typical first game back after the Festive break, play was scrappy at times but full credit to Wanderers, they maybe bottom but the gave a good account of themselves.’Second-placed St Paul’s cruised past Grouville by six goals to nil at Le Boulivot to close the gap on leaders First Tower United, who were without a game, to six points.Brett Pitman scored another hat-trick for the Saints with Luke Watson claiming a pair and Jamie Allen a single.

Despite the goals going in against them Grouville never allowed there heads to drop and they continued to play constructively up to the final whistle.Trinity unseated Sporting Academics at the top of under-18 Division II after beating their title rivals by two goals to nil at Les Quennevais.The parish side, who won with goals from Richard Parker and David Pitta, lead the table by a point, but from a game played more.St Peter and St John consolidated third and fourth places respectively after they both won away from home.Mark Le Maistre and Alistair McDonald grabbed St Peter’s goals in a 2-1 win at St Clement, where Nelson De Castro registered for the hosts.St John returned with maximum points after a 4-0 win against the hosts at St Brelade.

Substitute James Anderson scored a couple, opening his account with his first touch of the game.

Tom Seal and Kyle Turmel were also on target, Turmel netting on his 17th birthday.First Tower and St Paul’s under-18s meet for a place in the Tregear Cup final tonight at Les Quennevais, kick-off at 7.30 pm.

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