Bulls loosen up after stunted start
JAY GILES was pleased with the way Jersey Bulls kick-started their Saturday afternoon following a reserved opening against Kensington & Ealing Borough.
The unbeaten Combined Counties Division I leaders were rarely troubled by the league’s latest cannon fodder but found themselves hampered by the elements in the first half at Springfield.
Kieren Stephens’ conversion from Giles’ corner steered Bulls ahead before the break – adding a splash of colour to an otherwise uninspiring opening period.
The second half was more routine, with Sol Solomon (two) and Luke Campbell completing a 4-0 triumph.
‘It’s down to ourselves to perform at the level we know we can perform at but sometimes we come out slow,’ said Giles, who also provided an assist for Campbell’s late header.
‘Today was one of those days but we got the goal to get us going and after that we were quite comfortable.
‘First and foremost I’m a defender so clean sheets are the first thing we look for, but being able to help the boys going forward as well with assists, it’s nice.’
Bulls now stand on the brink of promotion to the ninth tier of English football, with just two more wins likely to be enough. But Giles, who has appeared in all 29 competitive games so far this term, remains grounded.
‘From the outset that was the aim and we all want to get as high as we can, but we’ve got the league to finish,’ he said. ‘We have 38 games to play and until that’s done we can’t really look to next season.’
Kensington match report in Monday's Final Whistle.
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