Wanderers FC retain U18 league title

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Goals from Barry Keith, Ciaran Cooper and Kyle Riddell secured Wanderers’ win and the C W Duret Aubin Trophy for the fourth time.

Wanderers’ success now qualifies them for a place in the Junior Upton against Guernsey’s as yet undecided champions for the Portsmouth Trophy at Springfield on Saturday 3 May.

Wanderers coach Daryn Noble said: ‘We’ve exceeded our expectations this season; at the start I would have been happy to have finished third and qualified for the Portholme Trophy because we have a young squad.

‘Obviously I’m delighted to have retained the title and I’ve nothing but credit for the squad because it has been a squad effort with rotation of the players.

‘If someone was on the substitutes’ bench one week then they would be starting in the next game. I’ve been able to do that because we have 16 good players this season.

‘Everyone accepted that from the start and the players’ attitude towards rotation has been first class and to win the title with a game to spare is very rewarding.’

Wanderers went behind to a James Murray goal on Sunday but they equalised on the stroke of half time when Barry Keith pushed the ball into the goal from close range following a corner.

Noble added: ‘St Brelade capitalised on a slow start from us; they worked extremely hard throughout and we were nervous until we scored our first goal.

‘It settled us and in the second half we played better football while creating more chances. Ciaran Cooper made it 2-0 following another close range tap in before Kyle Riddle finished off a good move by beating a couple of defenders and then take the ball around their goalkeeper to score our third.’

With one trophy already won, Wanderers will now have their sights on the quadruple as they meet St Paul’s in the Tregear Cup final at Springfield next Thursday together with the Upton and the Champions versus The Rest.

St Paul’s moved into second place in Division I above St Brelade after sharing six goals with First Tower at La Hague Manor. Fabio Santos notched a brace and Alan Falle a single for Tower with St Paul’s cancelling those goals out through Rupert Murray (two) and Gregg Bremner.

Joe Davies scored the only goal for hosts St Peter against St Clement to keep them top of Division II by five points from Grouville who have a game in hand.

President’s Trophy winners Grouville maintained their challenge after goals from Ben Green, Chris Sharp and Daniel Hegarty took them to a 3-1 win at Le Couvent against Rozel Rovers.

Trinity maintained their seven-point advantage over Jersey Wanderers in under-16 Division I, from a game played more, after both won 8-0 at Les Quennevais against St Paul’s and St Brelade respectively.

Scott Finnegan (four), Daniel Clarke (two), Logan McGhee and Alex Giles were on target for Trinity and Daniel Tardivel (two), Kamen Nafkha (two), Charlie Payne, Bradley Rimeur, Andrew Gee and Ben Hooper for Wanderers.

St Clement moved a step closer towards the Division II title after maintaining their 100 per cent record following a 5-2 home win against St Ouen. Jake Hudson (two), Ciaran Devereux, Karl Hinds and Zack Walker netted for the hosts and Jamie Brown and Karl Smith for the visitors.

First Tower, who have a game in hand, went top of under-14 Division I on goal-difference from Jersey Wanderers after scoring ten times without reply against St Paul’s at St Saviour.

Charlie Petulla scored a hat-trick, Marco Zocchi and Calvin Weir both scored twice while singles were added by John Tardivel, Nick Carpenter and Elliot Poole.

Asha Moyse scored a late goal from 20 yards to secure ten-man St Clement A a 2-1 victory at Le Boulivot against Grouville. Moyse also netted the Saints’ first before team-mate Ross Crenan, who was sent off after twice being cautioned for dissent, conceded a penalty kick five minutes from the end which Steve Buchanan put away to level the scores.

St Clement B and St Ouen drew 2-2 at the FB Fields where Aysa Waugh grabbed a brace for the Easterners with the Westerners on target through Sam Bisson and Chris Ferey.

U12 Red: St John 2 (Kendal Perree 2), Jersey Wanderers A 3 (Chris Mallet, Fraser Barlow, Jack Dallas-Chapman). St Paul’s A 6 (Jay Giles, Jack Gibson, Billy Hickling, Stephen Byrne Liam Vallois, Bradley Gollop), St Clement A 2 (Danny Carr, 2). White: St Brelade 2, Grouville A 4 (Connor Edwards 3, Shawn Cardoso). Blue: St Peter B 8 (Wesley Winters 3, Jonny Le Quesne 2, Jordan Hall, Sam Goevel, Joshua Benest), St Clement B 2 (Travis Berthou, Matthew Fossey).

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