Junior football: Rovers return to winning ways

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At Le Couvent, the hosts bounced back from their defeat by St Paul’s last Sunday to win 6-0 after goals by Dale Parker (two) , Jamie Savory, Marc Whitsey, Danny Houzé and Nick Dingle.’I was pleased with our performance, we looked pretty solid last night and our goalkeeper Frazer Siddall had very little to do,’ said Rozel joint-manager Gary de la Cour.’On Sunday we lost our way for ten minutes or so and St Paul’s took full advantage by scoring three times.

Last night it was much improved and we created a lot of chances.

Marc Whitsey had an excellent game for us in the centre of midfield – he is getting stronger and stronger with every game.’Rozel, who have played a game more, remain third but are now level on points with leaders First Tower, who were without a game, and St Paul’s.The Saints came from behind against Grouville at Clos des Pauvres to win6-1.

Grouville finished with ten after goalkeeper Nick Hogan was sent off for denying John Felton a goal-scoring opportunity in the second-half.Brett Pitman scored a hat-trick, including the resulting penalty, Luke Watson a pair and Lucas Parker a headed single.Sporting Academics moved two points clear at the top of Division II after they beat Sporting Club 20-0 at Les Quennevais.

Michael Pereira led the goal-glut with six while Bobby Melim chipped in with four.Rikki Morgan, Nelson de Castro and Wil Sim all scored twice and Dale Brockbank, Stephen du Four, Danny Murphy and Paul McLaughlin one apiece.St Brelade slipped off the top after they shared two goals away to St Clement.

Beau Waugh was on target for the hosts and Josh Murphy for the visitors.Ben Whitley and Tim Jones were on the mark in St John’s 2-1 home win against St Peter, the visitors’ consolation bagged by Mark Le Maistre.

Ben Gallichan scored four times for Sporting Academicals U16s against Rozel on Tuesday evening.

The wrong name was supplied to the JEP for yesterday’s round-up.Last night’s JFA Willis Cup football match at Les Quennevais between St Clement and Sporting Club Francais was not played as two floodlights failed to work.

It is hoped the fault will be rectified today allowing tonight’s Magpies v St John WJ Collins match to go ahead.

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