Football:Saints knocked out

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Jersey Scottish won through to the last 16 of the competition winning 5-4 on spot-kicks after the teams shared four goals after 90 minutes and extra time.

Paul Aitken and Dave Brodie were on target in the first 90 minutes for the Scots with skipper Kevan Crowell and Ben Andrews, the latter with his first ever first-team goal, for the Saints.

St Peter defender and Island under-21 captain Jack Cannon was sent off after two receiving cautions while six other players were shown a yellow card in a feisty game officiated by Dave Roworth.

Trinity, last season’s beaten finalists, also fell at the first hurdle – 2-1 at home to St Paul’s.

Craig Leitch prodded the Saints ahead inside eight minutes before Nathan Taylor made it 2-0 in the 74th minute touching home Leitch’s cross from Trinity’s left.

Barry Beatson’s bicycle kick goal, from 20 yards, set up a frantic finish in a flowing and well-contested game with goalkeeper’s Ivan De Freitas (Trinity) and Andrew Bird (St Paul’s) pulling off a couple of good saves apiece.

The match was preceded by a minutes’ applause in memory of Craig Leitch’s father Alan who died last week.

The home club marked the occasion by presenting the Saints player with a bouquet of flowers ahead of the minutes’ applause.

Jersey Wanderers followed up their midweek WJ Collins Trophy success against First Tower as Dane Sutton and Neil Spacie (penalty) were on target in a 2-0 success away to Division II St Martin/SCF.

There were a total of 20 goals in the three Dog Club Trophy preliminary round matches for Reserves teams.

Paul Lennon scored a hat-trick and Peter Hawley a brace as Rozel Rovers won 5-4 against Beeches Old Boys at Les Quennevais.

Bob Bonney scored twice for the Old Boys making it three in two games with Guy de Carteret and Allen Tobin netting the others.

The Portuguese Club returned 5-2 victors from St Lawrence where Nelson Castro (two), Joao Antunes, Joao Mendonca and Paulo Correia were on target for the visitors and Tom Seal for the hosts whose other goal was an own goal.

Andy Sangster scored twice and Daniel Vincent once as Jersey Scottish won 3-1 at Le Boulivot against Grouville whose consolation came through Stephen Ashton.

In Division I, Grouville made it back-to-back victories – and clean sheets – after Alex Jeffries and Peter Hall were on target in a 2-0 victory against Rozel Rovers at Le Couvent.

The teams remain sixth and seventh respectively with seventh-placed Rozel finishing the game with ten players after defender Carl Scott collected two yellow cards in the closing five minutes.

St Clement moved into second place on goal-difference above Beeches Old Boys in Division II after a 4-1 home success against Jersey Nomads, the latter who could be facing a club disciplinary charge after alleged foul and abusive remarks were directed at a home team official and referee Nigel Hammond after the final whistle.

The Saints, who have won three and drawn one of their last four league games, owed their success to a penalty save from goalkeeper Bruno De Jesus and two-goal returns from Beau Waugh and Matt Scriven.

Tony Riley replied.

Jersey Wanderers, from two games more played, stretched their C Division lead to eight points following a 4-1 win against the home team at St Brelade.

Scott Young (two), Jon Chapman and Jon Southern were on the mark in Wanderers’ eighth consecutive league success with Simon Davies replying.

St Clement and St Ouen chalked up their second wins of the season, the Easterners 4-1 at the IJ Bathe Field and the Westerners 4-2 at home to St Martin/SCF.

Adie Hick (two), Wayne Shales and Fabio De Jesus scored for St Clement, Nigel Crocker, Dave Evans, Dominic Pougelle and Alan Edwards for St Ouen, Bobby Melim for the Accies and Ryan Poingdestre and Stephen Pires (penalty) for St Martin/SCF.

THREE Division II clubs are guaranteed a quarter-final place in the Le Riche Cup after the first round draw was made yesterday.

Divisional leaders St Ouen will fancy their chances of progressing after being draw away to bottom-placed St Lawrence while the matches between Jersey Nomads and Magpies and Sporting Academics and St Brelade could go either way.

The Accies and St Brelade are meeting for the third time in a cup competition this season- they featured in a 15-goal bonanza in the Touzel Cup won 8-7 by the Accies after extra time back in September while they meet on Wednesday week at Les Quennevais in the semi-finals of the Willis Memorial Trophy.

The full Les Riche Cup first-round draw, with games to be played on Saturday 1 December, is: Jersey Nomads v Magpies (FB Fields); Jersey Scottish v Beeches Old Boys (Les Quennevais); Portuguese Club v Grouville (LQ); Rozel Rovers v Jersey Wanderers (Le Couvent); St Clement v First Tower (St Clement); St Lawrence v St Ouen (St Lawrence); St Paul’s v St John (St Saviour) and Sporting Academics v St Brelade (IJ Bathe Field).

Games start at 1.30 pm.

Dog Club Trophy, 1st rd (all Reserve teams): First Tower v Sporting Academics (La Hague Manor); Jersey Nomads v Jersey Wanderers (FB); Magpies v St Clement (Airport); St Brelade v Trinity (St Brelade); St John v Rozel Rovers (St John); St Martin/SCF v St Paul’s (St Martin); St Ouen v Portuguese Club (St Ouen) and St Peter v Jersey Scottish.

Start at 1 pm.

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