Juniors regain Muratti

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JERSEY head coach Paul Renton was thrilled with his team’s one-sided victory over rivals Guernsey in the Junior Muratti.

Jersey coach Paul Renton celebrates his side's Junior Muratti victory over Guernsey Picture: BEN FIORE

A brace from Toby Ritzema and a Rai Dos Santos strike gave Jersey the win that could have been wider if not for the performance of Guernsey’s goalkeeper Seb Sheppard.

The Caesareans were beaten 4-1 on home soil in 2019 but exacted revenge with a 3-0 triumph at Footes Lane.

‘I’m delighted and really pleased for the players. They’ve worked really hard,’ said Renton.

‘The longer the game went on the more comfortable we became. We just had all the better players on the day. Guernsey worked really hard too and made it difficult for us but all our players played really well. We had numerous chances to score more too. Their goalkeeper had a great game.’

Jersey and Guernsey have won on each other’s turf for the past three seasons, but Renton is hopeful that will change next year with a lot of his current crop still eligible for the U18s in 2021.

‘They’re a really good group to work with,’ said Renton. ‘I’ve been with most of them since they were U12 and I’m really pleased with them.

‘They’re really good kids on and off the pitch. The good thing is a lot of these players will be available next year too.’

Match report in Final Whistle.

Paul Lees

By Paul Lees
Sports reporter

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