Quarrell, who last season bagged 20 goals for the western parish club, scored the final two goals in a 3-2 win after St Ouen had twice trailed.Nomads had scored after just two minutes through Julien Le Fèvre with Paul Starkey adding a penalty.
Matt Smith scored St Ouen’s first goal.In the end Nomads, who joined the league this season, missed out by a whisker on stealing a point as Le Fèvre squandered a golden opportunity to level the scores in the final minute.Steve Pallett, St Ouen’s manager, said: ‘It’s good to start with three points but I thought we were a bit lucky.
‘We could well have been 3-1 down at the break but we came back well in the second half.’We’re still a bit rusty as a result of few pre-season games but in the second half it did improve a bit.
‘I know we are capable of playing better football and I’m sure that will come with more games.’Nomads are physically strong and Mark Herridge marshalled their defence well.’Nomads player/manager Paul O’Hara said: ‘It was a depressing result and performance and we need to be a lot fitter than we are at the moment.
‘Full credit to St Ouen – they made it extremely difficult for us to play the kind of football I know we are capable of.’They harassed us and never let our ball-players play.
It’s early days and I think I’m already in line for the sack!’Le Fèvre shot Nomads into the lead after two minutes with a fine strike low into a corner from 18 yards.St Ouen equalised in the tenth minute when Smith capitalised on a goalkeeping error by Andy Esnouf, who presented the Saints man with the ball when he could have ushered it out for a goal kick.Starkey restored Nomads’ advantage from the penalty spot after a foul on his fellow former Grouville team-mate Paul Lees.St Ouen immediately equalised again, also from the penalty spot, after a foul on Chris Wynn.
Quarrell converted the kick.Quarrell then hit the winner from 12 yards after a fine chipped pass from substitute Ross Marquis, a defender who was playing in the unaccustomed role of striker to give Saints a bit more strength, which they had missed earlier in the game.St Ouen: Fraser McInnes; Andy Myers, Michael Norman, Ricky Spriggs, Peter Duffy; Craig Farley, Matt Smith, Chris Wynn, Scott Quarrell; Shane Carré (Ross Marquis 65), Andy de Carteret (Adam Sansom 74).Cautioned: Quarrell.Jersey Nomads: Andy Esnouf; Steve Carr, Mark Herridge, Jamie Racjan, Dan Gage; Alan Cotillard, Carl Winn, Paul Starkey, Paul Lees (Rob Mason 81); Julien Le Fèvre, Chris Gallagher (Paul O’Hara 45).Cautioned: Cotillard, Herridge, Winn.Referee: Nick Parker.