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Action from the 2006 Muratti semi-final

Jersey beat Alderney and wind!

Jersey duly claimed their place in the Muratti final in awful conditions in Alderney, and the rest of the day's league and cup action.

Muratti Vase Semi-final
Alderney 1 - 4 Jersey

In gale force winds and freezing conditions, Jersey made no mistake in ensuring they would meet Guernsey at Springfield in May.

"I thought we played really well in the first half."
Alderney manager Paul Williams

Against that wind in the first half, Danny Craven put Jersey ahead after 20 minutes, but Alderney equalised with a wind assisted effort from Liam Davey.

But with the wind behind them, Jersey made sure of their superior skill and quality. With just over 20 minutes left, new cap Scott Devlin put Jersey ahead, followed in quick succession by further goals from fellow debutante Peter Vincenti and a second for Craven.

The young Vincenti though was hugely upset after receiving a yellow card, which will put him out of the Under 21 Muratti.

Alderney celebrate their equaliser
Alderney celebrate their equaliser

For his father, Jersey boss Peter Vincenti, the match itself was less hairy than the flight over. "We could have killed it in the first half, but all in all it was pretty straight forward. There was never going to be any other result than a win for us."

Paul Williams, Alderney's manager, told BBC Radio Jersey that he was happy with his side's effort. "I thought we played really well in the first half, when we took advantage of the conditions."

And for Alderney goalscorer Liam Davey, an interesting prediction for the final in May. "Guernsey are a battling outfit, and although Jersey have home advantage, I think Guernsey will pull it off by the odd goal."

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Division One Reserves

Leaders St. Peter keep their three point lead at the top after beating St. Ouen, who slip to the foot of the table.

Scottish and Grouville keep up the pressure - Scottish go second after winning at Tower with two Rueben Legge goals and one for Shaun Irving. Tower slip to fifth.

Grouville are just behind in third on goal difference after beating Wanderers with two Darren Quintal goals and one each for Nelio Marote and Mark Grenyer - Tom Carolan scored for Wanderers.

St. Pauls move two places away from the bottom after Ollie Gallagher and Richard Irwin both scored at Rozel.

Division Two Reserves

Magpies increase their lead to  three points  after winning beating Nomads by the odd goal in three - Shane Brown and Neil Bredonchel scored for Magpies, Rob Mason for Nomads.

Accies move up to second with goals from Justin Spencer-Burrows and Marcus Reinsch at St. Clement.

Portuguese Club stay third but lose ground after a goal-less draw with Beeches, while St. Brelade drop two places to fourth, losing at home to St. Martin/SCF, for whom Pascal Corcoran scored two (one a penalty) and Danny Kennedy and Leon Cole one each. Ollie Nightingale and Liam Sutton scored for the home side.

St. John move up to fifth, five points off the leaders, with a win at St. Lawrence - John Michel and John Murphy for St. John, Mark Ellis for St. Lawrence.

G4 Securicor Trophy

League leaders Grouville beat St. Ouen with two Karl Stoodly goals, and one each for Jason Byrne, Scott Henry and Liam Kelly.

In the other semi, St. Brelade, with only two league wins all season, beat Wanderers in extra time, the only goal coming from Paul Achler.

The final is scheduled for Springfield on Thursday, 13 April.

last updated: 20/03/06
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