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Jersey win shoot-out drama

By Roger Bara
The goalless 2007 Cimandis Muratti Vase was decided on a thrilling penalty shoot-out, with Jersey winning 7-6 on penalties.

2007 Cimandis Muratti Vase

Guernsey 0 - 0 Jersey (Jersey win 7-6 on penalties)

Football: Muratti Vase 2007
Jersey celebrate their 48th Muratti victory

This particular Muratti will probably be remembered for a dramatic, and very high quality penalty shoot-out, the first time ever this fixture has been settled this way on the day, without a replay.

The first half was forgettable, but the second improved somewhat, but at the end of ninety minutes, neither side could find the net.

Football: Muratti Vase 2007
Diving save from Guernsey's Jody Bisson.

The match, and the 3,000 crowd, only really came to life in extra time, with several near misses, and Ross Crick spurning the afternoon's easiest chance, when he was clean through on goal. He chipped the ball straight at Guernsey keeper Jody Bisson.

With the sides still locked at 0-0 at the end of the extra period, we were then treated to a penalty shoot out of the highest order.

It started badly for Guernsey, with Ollie Mackenzie having the very first penalty saved. But when a short time later James Scott missed for Jersey it was 2-each.

Eight penalties were then superbly converted, and at 6-all, it was well into sudden death.

Football: Muratti Vase 2007
Leighton Chainey tackling hard.

Guernsey's Leighton Chainey then saw his effort hit the bar and bounce down, but not over the line.

So it was left to Chris Andrews to take advantage and he did with yet another well taken effort low inside the left hand post.

Huge celebrations then took place among the Jersey players and supporters.

Jersey's new manager, Dave Kennedy, paid full tribute to his players, particularly for their spot-kicks;

"Before they even took any penalties I was extremely proud of them; they'd done absolutely everything I asked them to do."

Penalty Shoot-out
Jody Bisson saves James Scott's Penalty.

"It took a lot of guts for the boys to stand up there and take the penalties, which were fabulous I have to say - I can't praise these guys highly enough."

Guernsey boss Steve Ogier conceded that the better side won on the day;

"I think Jersey did a lot more to win today, and I think in all fairness I think they deserved to win the penalties.

"I mean, whoever wins it it's a bit of a lottery, but I think it would have been an injustice if Jersey had come away with nothing today."

That makes it 48 wins for Jersey in the Muratti series, and 41 to Guernsey.

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Scottish.
I agree with the J.S.F.C.

Stuart Andre
Chris, you can have my flag mate, got it half price at Horseplay.

Vincenti Fan
Have you seen Vincenti play this year? He has changed games with frightening ease. St Peter 3 - 0 down to Trinity and beat them inspired by Vincenti, 3 - 0 down to Grouville and beat them again inspired by Vincenti. Whoever wrote that is just either jealous or bitter. Vincenti is probably the best player on the island and is playing for without a doubt the best team!

J.S.F.C
How the hell Vincenti won player of the year i will never no,he has missed half the season through university commitments i think its an absolute disgrace.

woodsy
well done jerzy u da best

Chris Andrews
"Real Ross" can i borrow one of those big Jersey flags you've pre ordered for the island games please?

The Real Ross Crick
I strongly refute those allegations.

Craig Leitch
I think he was from Report Sport!

Ross Crick
Unlucky to the BBC sport reporter who came back to a party after the muratti meal and got bombarded with eggs ! Squeak

Disappointed fan
Having travelled from Jersey I expected more. This was nothing like a Muratti. Last years was excellent but this year lacked passion!!

G Brodie.
I cant beleive Stuart Andre did not get Man Of The Match to what i was listening to on the radio,i am led to beleive that the Guernsey player left the award in the dressing room as he was embarassed to take the trophy with him fair point to the Guernsey player.

Student - Bob
Well do mr scott, shame about the penatly..

aaron jeffery
well done to all the lads who played in the game even though i didnt watch the game but my best mate karl benest told me it was spectacular well done all

grainville student!
congratilations mr.scott lol

Sherbert "Jersey-Boy"
Get in the Jersey. Well done to the Jersey lads, deserved win and great performance, Especially Dave Brodie as captain.

karl benest
it was a good game of football but jersey should of won the game in the 90 minutes

G Brodie.
Well done to the Jersey lads especially Davy Brodie (36) years old i think he has another season in him to make it a hat trick of Murrati's as captain would be very nice indeed.

Jsy Footy Fan
I believe the better side won the day. Great stuff! A Muratti should be the climax to a season. A season that is full of games of greater importance. ie games against a lot stronger opponents from the UK and Europe. Our standard of play and development can only be judged from this. The new coaching staff should only have twenty four months implement this. We are still judging our progress on one match against the same old opposition.

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