"Jersey Win 102nd Muratti Vase."
Jersey came into the match looking to win back the Muratti Vase after suffering a 2-1 defeat away in Guernsey last year. Jersey came into the match in fine form, winning all three of their friendlies against the Navy FA, Upton Park FC and Essex & Suffolk Border League.
The team was led out by newly appointed captain Jack Boyle. Cassidy’s men started the brighter of the two sides. Two minutes in Jersey were awarded a free kick from 18 yards out, Boyle stepped up and his effort was deflected just over the bar. Boyle was involved in the action again 3 minutes later his cut back found Craig Russell who shot wide.
The crowd didn’t have to wait long for the opener on 14 minutes Calvin Weir was brought down by Player manager Chris Tardif, referee Rob Lewis immediately pointed to spot. Jack Cannon stepped up and struck the ball into the bottom right hand side.
Jersey continued to press the visitors; Craig Russell was often the focal point for the attack. The next clear cut chance came just before the break, Cannon’s corner picked out Calvin Weir, who’s header was cleared off the line by Guernsey Captain Jamie Dodd.
Score at Half time: 1-0 to Jersey.
Both teams struggled to regain their rhythm in the second half. Jersey’s first chance came on the 58th minute of the second half when a Guernsey free kick left them exposed and Jersey countered through Boyle but his pass to Michael Weir was flagged for offside.
Guernsey’s first effort on target came on the 74th minute when a Le Prevost free kick avoided everyone except Jersey’s goal keeper Euan van der Vliet who reacted quickly to deny the visitors.
As the clock counted down the atmosphere the tension rose and on 89 minute Reid was shown a straight red for Jersey for a rash tackle from behind. The home side held out to record a third win in four years.
After the game Cassidy praised his teams resolve. He told Andy Bradshaw of the Jersey Evening Post “I thought we grafted so hard for each other.” Full match report is available in today’s Jersey Evening Post.
Full Time Score: 1-0 Jersey FA.
From the statistician John Treleven
Jersey FA Team
1 Euan Van der Vliet (St. Paul's)
2 Harry Curtis (St. Paul's)
3 Jack Cannon (St. Paul's)
4 James Queree (Jersey Wanderers)
5 Luke Campbell (St. Peter)
6 Kamen Nafkha (Jersey Wanderers)
7 Michael Weir (St. Paul's)
8 Jack Boyle(c) (St. Paul's)
9 Craig Russell (St. Paul's)
10 Adam Trotter (St. Paul's)
11 Calvin Weir (St. Peter)
12 Karl Hinds (not used) (St. Paul's)
14 Jake Baker (not used) (St. Peter)
16 Jay Reid (for Trotter 79) (St. Paul's)
17 Jake Prince (not used) (St. Peter)
21 Danny Birrell (gk) (not used) (Jersey Wanderers)
Guernsey (Guernsey F.C. unless stated)
1 Chris Tardif
2 Tom De La Mare
3 Jamie Dodd (c)
4 Alex Le Prevost
5 Harry Tobin
6 River Marsh
7 Dave Rihoy
8 Ben Coulter
9 Craig Young
10 Paris Pereira
11 Matt Loaring
12 Dominic Heaume (for Young 60)
14 Charlton Gauvain (for Heaume 89)
15 Will Fazackerley (for Pereira 82) (Rovers)
16 Tom Strawbridge (not used) (Rovers)
21 Jason Martin (Gk) (not used) (St. Martin's)
Man of the Match (Ossie Eloury Trophy)
James Queree (Jersey) presented by David Fitton (on behalf of Magpies F.C.)
Trophy and winners medals presented by the Lt. Gov. of Jersey, His Excellency Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton
Attendance - 1,800
Managers - Martin Cassidy (J); Chris Tardif (G) (player/manager)
Assistants - Paddy O'Toole, Michael Hale, Steve Carlyon (J); Kevin Gilligan, John Nobes, Scott Ferbrache (G)
Physio's - Jack McDermott (J); Mark Suttie, Dawn Thomas (G)
Kit Man/Admin - Bob Richardson (J)
Captains - Jack Boyle (J);& Jamie Dodd (G)
- Rob Lewis (Shrewsbury, Shropshire), George Jennings (Guernsey), Steve Kermin (Jersey), Andy Norman (Jersey) (4th)
Referee - Conference 2000-01 to 2004-05, Football League 2005-06 to 2007-08, Conference (injured) 2008-9 to 2009-10, Football League 2010-11 to 2017-18;
also FIFA assistant referee
Cautions / Dismissal
69 Coulter (persistent)
73 Queree (foul)
80 Tobin (persistent)
82 C.Weir (foul)
90+1 Reid (foul on Gauvain) (straight red)
90+2 Boyle (foul)