Jersey’s U11s attitude has been ‘exemplary’

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JERSEY’S ‘brilliant conduct’ has been praised by head coach Tom Hall as they continue to impress at the Jersey Primary Football Festival.

The White team remained unbeaten with a 0-0 draw with St Albans Blue yesterday, which could have been a victory if it wasn’t for the mainlanders’ post.

Meanwhile, Jersey Red still seek their first win of the tournament, after falling 2-1 to Orpinton Red, with Kayden Le Cornu the lone Caesarean scorer.

However, despite the fantastic football on display, Hall was keen to highlight the exemplary attitude of his players.

‘First and foremost, they have done absolutely everything right in terms of conduct on the pitch,’ he said. ‘They have handled themselves brilliantly in successes and defeats and that is what I am most proud of.

‘This tournament gives the players a unique opportunity to pit themselves against some of the best young players around and both teams are embracing the tougher tests.

‘Some results haven’t gone our way, but I am sure the Red team will grab a win. They are doing all the right things and keeping their heads up, which is important.’

Hall was also keen to draw attention to the local talent on display, adding: ‘This week really brings talent to light over here. There are players perhaps not yet on the radar for club teams, but they are proving very able on a big stage and forcing organisation to take notice of the level of ability in Jersey.’

Today marked the last remaining round of group games, with Jersey White due to meet Newbury Green and Jersey Red set to play St Albans Blue.

Other results: Newbury Green 0-4 Gloucester A; Gloucester Yellow 0-2 St Albans Yellow; Newbury Orange 2-1 Hackney; Plymouth 4-0 Thurrock; Orpington Blue 2-1 Wokingham.

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