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Jersey find going tough in Bristol

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JERSEY suffered their first defeat in five games on Sunday, losing 39 - 16 to a well-drilled Bristol.

Facing a tough task against a former Premiership side hailing from a traditional rugby city, Jersey didn't help themselves, with centre Ashley Maggs red-carded for a dangerous tackle, and forwards Guy Thompson and David Felton both spending time in the sin-bin.

After a nervy start for both sides, with Bristol fly-half Adrian Jarvis missing a number of penalty opportunities, Bristol gradually built up pressure, with winger George Watkins scoring a try after 16 minutes. Two more tries were scored in the first-half, which finished 17-6.

The second-half didn't get any better for Jersey, with an injury forcing Michael Le Bourgeois off the pitch on the 74th minute, although Richard Barrington scored a consolation try for Jersey in the dying minutes.

Full report in Monday's JEP

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