Football:Spirited draw takes St Ouen closer to top-flight survival

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The hosts point leaves them two places above the relegation positions while St Paul’s missed moving into second spot above Grouville on goal-difference.

Junior Jason De Andrade fired the visitors ahead before player/joint manager Danny Craven equalised some 15 minutes from the end.

St Ouen joint-manager Peter Flambard said: ‘I thought it was a fair result, we were well worth our point.

St Paul’s pressed hard in the opening 20 minutes and again at the finish and although we had slightly more of the play they had the better chances and goalkeeper Frazer McInnes made two great saves to keep us in the game.

‘It was an excellent team performance with Tommy Titshall’s work-rate and fitness being superb to lead the team.

Referee Dave Roworth also had a fine game allowing it to flow.

‘I think a further six points from six games and we may be safe.’ St Paul’s assistant manager Martin Cassidy said: ‘We started really well but could not finish off some good chances created in the opening 20 minutes.

‘St Ouen are fit and strong, they burst from box to box and it was a tough contest.

They are a force to be reckoned with at home and their strike force of Danny Craven and Joe Murphy gave us problems and in the end they defended well to deserve their point.’

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