"Jersey FA host Upton park FC in Historic Friendly"
Jersey FA host Upton Park FC on Wednesday the 28th March 7.45pm kick-off at Springfield Stadium. The club have a long and proud history with the Channel Islands; regularly playing here in the early 1900's the club presented Guernsey FA with the Upton Park Trophy. A Trophy that is still played for today.
Jersey FA name a relativity unchanged squad from the Navy FA fixture earlier this month. Trotter out injured, is replaced by St. Pauls FC Striker Karl Hinds, however the most notable change will be on the side line. Senior Manager Martin Cassidy is away, so Jersey FA First Team Coaches Paddy O'Tool and Micheal Hale take charge of the first team for the match.
Jersey FA First Team Coach Paddy O’Toole said; “I would like to welcome our opponents Upton Park FC. They are a prestigious club with a rich history not only through their affiliation with the Boleyn Ground but here in the Channel Island and the Upton Park Trophy.
O’Toole added; "The squad have prepared well ahead of the fixture. A lot of the squad were involved in the top of the table clash this weekend involving St.Peters FC and St.Pauls FC and there was some great football on display, we will be looking for a repeat performance like we had against the Navy FA.”
Upton Park FC Spokesmen Jonathon Hunter said; "Its an exciting time resurrecting the famous old amateur club of Upton Park FC . We are thoroughly looking forward to restoring our historical links with Jersey and we welcome the opportunity to give the island a good game of football. Last time we played in 1910 we lost 6-2 so i suppose it's 108 years of hurt !! Lets see if we can end that."
Jersey FA Squad
Euan Van Der Vliet – St. Pauls F.C
Michael Weir – St. Peters F.C
Jack Cannon – St. Pauls F.C
Harry Curtis – St. Pauls F.C
Calvin Weir – St. Peter F.C
Jake Baker – St. Peter F.C
Jack Boyle – St. Pauls F.C
Kamen Naftka – JTC Jersey Wanderers F.C
Harry Cardwell – St. Peters F.C
Connor O’Shea – St Clement F.C
Jules Gabbiadini – JTC Jersey Wanderers F.C
Bradley Rolland – St. Clement F.C
Karl Hinds – St. Pauls F.C
Craig Russell – St. Pauls F.C
Adam Trotter – St. Pauls F.C
Jake Prince – St. Peter F.C
Upton Park FC Squad
Conor Mitchell (Captain)