St Clement leapfrog St Peter in title race

St Pauls 8 Ben Shirley and Clement 10 Jay Dos Santos FOOTBALL St Clement v St Pauls Picture: DAVID FERGUSON. (37741806)

THE race for the Premiership 1 title between St Clement and St Peter has had the heat turned up after the former leapfrogged the latter at the top of the table.

That was after St Peter were held 1-1 at Grouville, while St Clement blew away St Paul’s 6-1.

St Peter had to come from behind to rescue a point at Le Boulivot. Max Rivers gave the home side the lead, with Darren Coyle equalising late on.

Meanwhile, Karl Hinds hit another hat-trick for St Clement in their rout, which puts him one goal ahead of St Brelade’s Kieran Lester in the race for the JEP Golden Boot with 28 goals for the season so far. Charlie Batty and Ryan Campos had put St Clement in a 2-0 lead, before Callum Gilroy pulled one back for St Paul’s. Hinds then took over the show, with Charlie Yates capping things off with St Clement’s sixth.

St Clement now lead St Peter by one point at the top of the Premiership 1, but with just ten league games played over seven months of the season there is still a long way to go.

Meanwhile, another defeat for St Paul’s sees them remain at the foot of the table, a point behind Jersey Wanderers, but with two games in hand.

Meanwhile, St Ouen are also looking over their shoulders after they were beaten 2-0 at home to St Brelade. Connor Maher and Rafael Andrade scored the goals.

Madeira and Sports Club’s pursuit of promotion from the Premiership 2 division continued to gather pace with them retaining the two top spots with wins. Diogo Velosa’s double, along with strikes from Nelson Vieira, Pedro Rosario and Josh Gordinho, gave Madeira a 5-0 win over strugglers First Tower United, while Joao Henriques and Joao Rodrigues both scored in Sports Club’s 2-0 over Dragoes.

Sporting Academics eased their way into the semi-finals of the Jersey FA Bowl after hammering St Peter Reserves 7-1, in no small way thanks to Jersey Bulls striker Naka Nwokoro having a run-out for them and bagging five of the goals in the process. Philip Quinn and Kealan Wade were also on target for Accies, while Hugo Pereira scored St Peter’s consolation.

St John are into the final of the Trademen’s Trophy after they fought off the challenge of St Lawrence with a 4-2 win. Christian De Oliveira, Jamie Clayton, Ethan Boudin and Alex Thompson netted for St John, with John Tardivel scoring both St Lawrence goals.

In the Championship 1 division, Archie Corbett’s brace, plus strikes from James Cannard and Renato Geraldo, helped Jersey Wanderers Reserves to a 4-2 win over St Clement Reserves, whose goals were scored by Jack Abreu and David Banks. Meanwhile, Ricky Figueira’s second half hat-trick helped turned things around for St Ouen Reserves in their 5-3 win over Rozel Rovers Reserves. Ben Cesar and James Dunn also scored for St Ouen, while two from Randre Bennett and Harrison Farrar’s goal brought no relief for Rozel.

Trinity earned their first point of the season after a thrilling 3-3 draw with St Lawrence Reserves. Aaron Bowen, Alex Pope and Pedro De Abreu each gave Trinity the lead, only to be pegged back every time thanks to Finlay Kelly’s double and Michael Donoghue’s strike.

St Peter C’s 5-1 win over St John Reserves booked them a place in the final of the Dog Club Cup. Kacper Smilek hit a hat-trick with Matthew Collin and Stephen McDonald also on target for St Peter, while Leonardo Pereira had equalised for St John.

In the Over-35 Division, St Clement’s 6-2 win over St Peter kept up their charge for the title. Kieran O’Neill bagged a hat-trick, Wayne Shales scored twice and Rob Telfer also scored for St Clement, with both St Peter goals coming courtesy of Andrew Vaughan.

Rozel are pegged back by draw

IN the Jersey Women’s League, Rozel Rovers dropped their first points of the season after drawing 2-2 at home to Jersey Wanderers. Louise Van Der Vliet gave the home side the lead, but goals from Lara Couvert and Hannah Lynam swung the game in Wanderers’ favour. But Holly Muirhead’s strike ensured a share of the spoils.

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