Jersey win Siam but Guernsey fight bravely
JERSEY comfortably won the Siam Cup at St Peter on Saturday but Guernsey put up a gutsy fight against the Championship side.
The 41-8 score was fair and reflected Jersey's pace, fitness and flare but the Sarnians played with real passion and Jersey often had to defend their try line with the same tenacity that they might expect to employ against Newcastle or Nottingham. Indeed, the crowd were silenced early in the game when Guernsey went 5-0 ahead after a Blair Campbell try.
But despite frequent mistakes, Jersey slowly turned the screw, their scrum growing in power, their backs finding more space. Jersey got on the scoreboard after a Dave McCormack try and there were further scores for Dave Felton, Ashley Maggs, Nathan Hannay, Ed Dawson and two by sprightly winger Chris Levesley as Guernsey tired at the end.
The game was a final bow for many Jersey players including McCormack, Maggs, Hannay, Michael Le Bourgeois, Graham Bell and Levesley as the club becomes fully professional next season.
Full report, analysis, pictures and more in Monday's JEP
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