Two wins in 20 hours for Jersey Bulls
JERSEY BULLS’ perfect record gathered further weight in Surrey as they successfully negotiated their way through Bank Holiday weekend with two wins from two.
Following Sunday’s 4-0 win at home against Fleet Spurs, Bulls travelled to face Westside FC yesterday lunchtime and secured a fifth win of the season to preserve their 100% start to their first year in the English football leagues.
Just 20 hours after leaving the field at Springfield Gary Freeman’s men finished 1-0 up at Chalk Lane, with their smallest win of the campaign (by some margin) proving enough to keep them two points clear at the top of Combined Counties League Division I.
Captain-for-the-day Luke Campbell rifled home the game’s only goal from the back post with 22 minutes played but the scoreboard attendant could easily have been much busier.
Westside kept Bulls’ defence on their toes – more than they have been accustomed to in their opening four games in the tenth tier – and the hosts did well to limit their opponents to just the one goal.
On Sunday, goals from Karl Hinds, Daryl Wilson, Kieran Lester and Fraser Barlow routed the only other previously undefeated team in the league, Fleet Spurs, at Springfield. Man of the match Jonny Le Quesne said after the match: '‘We’re still learning the league but after having more Jersey fixtures over the last few years it has been easier to bond as a team and it’s been good so far this season.
‘Maybe we expected a little bit more [from Fleet Spurs] but we obviously raised our game for a bigger game, executed our game plan and 4-0 was probably a fair result.'
Bulls assistant manager Kevan Nelson, speaking after Monday's win, said: ‘It’s nice to get those two games out of the way with two great wins. The guys are all happy and they should be.
‘The early-morning start after the game yesterday was difficult and it was roasting hot here. We were also on the bus for an hour before the game ... a few things made it tough but even though we’re at amateur level everyone is treating it professionally – eating at the right times and drinking water as much as they could too.'
Full report in Tuesday's JEP.
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