Late goals cost Jersey Hockey u14's

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Guernsey U14 Girls 4

Jersey U14 Girls 1

THREE goals in five minutes near the end of the match took the U14 girls’ inter-insular away from Jersey.

It was harsh on the Jersey side, who for a long period in the second half were the better side.

An enthusiastic home crowd at Footes Lane also played its part.

The Sarnians started the stronger of the two sides, taking the lead on 17 minutes through Katie Smith.

But Jersey, growing in confidence, responded well – their tackles became stronger and passing slicker.

They levelled on 27 minutes after a short corner was switched back to Isla Smith.

That was how the scores remained at half-time.

For more than 20 minutes of the second half Jersey were camped in the Guernsey half as they played positive, direct hockey.

Switching the ball right for Millie Le Quesne to play powerful passes down the line or into the D was proving effective and they created several good scoring opportunities.

But Guernsey’s goalkeeper made some good saves and the ball whistled wide of the post on different occasions.

The Greens were always dangerous on the break and, on 60 minutes, Sophie Brooks took her chance to score.

Just minutes later a break down the right found Chloe Ingrouille, who fired in from close range. Jersey had barely settled when a similar move was finished off, again by Ingrouille.

Jersey’s goalkeeper Lily Cotillard had no chance.

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