Jersey Scottish: Premiership runners-up given reprieve after breaking league rule

St John v Scottish
Scottish led the Premiership for much of the season but were pegged back by St Paul's

Jersey Football Combination clubs have voted to allow Jersey Scottish to stay in the Premiership despite breaking a league rule last season.

Scottish lost a title-deciding play-off to St Paul's on penalties in May.

They broke Premiership rules by failing to field a team for some reserve fixtures last season, risking relegation to the Championship.

However, at the league's AGM on Monday, clubs voted to scrap the rule and allow Scottish Reserves back into the league.

Meanwhile, St Paul's will begin their defence of Jersey's Charity Cup with a first-round trip to Trinity.

St Peter, 3-0 losers in the 2015 final as St Paul's won the trophy for the second successive year, also begin away from home, visiting St. Ouen.

St John play host to Jersey Scottish, while St Clement face St Lawrence and First Tower United play Rozel Rovers.

Wanderers, Portuguese and St Brelade host Grouville, Beeches Old Boys and Sporting Academics respectively.

First-round draw

St John v Jersey Scottish

St Brelade v Sporting Academics

Jersey Portuguese v Beeches Old Boys

St Clement v St Lawrence

Trinity v St Paul's

St. Ouen v St Peter

First Tower United v Rozel Rovers

Jersey Wanderers v Grouville

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