Guernsey Priaulx League: Belgrave Wanderers beat North

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Belgrave Wanderers boss Glyn Smith says there is still a long way to go in the race for the Guernsey Priaulx League title, despite his side's 3-0 win over reigning champions North on Tuesday.

The win puts Bels six points clear from five matches this season.

"It's early days yet," Smith told BBC Guernsey after the game.

"We've got three more games against North and a whole host of games against other clubs, but we're sitting in a nice position."

Simon Marley scored two goals for Bels while former Guernsey FC striker Craig Young claimed the other.

Wanderers have won all their league games this season while North are second, level on points with third-placed St Martin's, with both clubs having a game in hand on the leaders.

"I'm absolutely over the moon, I couldn't have asked for more from my players," Smith added.

"You've got to go out and produce the goods and we've done that and I'm really pleased that we've got three points.

North first team coach Will Woodford thought his side were second best on the night.

"We have to look at ourselves and analyse our performance as it wasn't good enough," he commented.

"Bels looked like they wanted it more and that reflected in the result.

"As everyone wants to knock us off that perch and we're the team to beat.

"Hopefully the lads will use this as a kick start and grow from it.

"We play Bels three more times, so if we win those three games and don't drop any other points then we're still going to pick up the title, but if we go out and play like we did tonight I think we'll struggle."