Martin Cassidy

Cassidy names squad for Somerset clash as Jersey kick off FA Inter-League Cup campaign

Jersey boss names his 16-man squad for the Jersey FA Combination League’s first-round FA Inter-League Cup tie.

Jersey boss Martin Cassidy has named his 16-man squad for the Jersey FA Combination League’s first-round FA Inter-League Cup tie against the Somerset County League, on Saturday 28th September.

Players selected from five local clubs have been called up, with St Paul’s (7 players), St Peter (3), JTC Jersey Wanderers (3), St Ouen (2) and Trinity (1) all represented.

The competition pits county leagues against each other, with the ultimate prize being the right to represent England in the UEFA Regions’ Cup against other top amateur sides from across Europe. Jersey achieved that feat in 2013, when they travelled to San Marino for the international tournament after beating the Isle of Man in the FA Inter League Cup Final of 2012.

“It’s an exciting competition for our players with a brilliant prize on offer for the eventual winners, who will go on to compete on the international stage,” said Cassidy.

“There’s been a good buzz around football in the island for the early season matches and we hope to build on that with a good display and result against Somerset in front of another large attendance at Springfield.”

St Ouen goalkeeper Luke Duncan is a fresh addition to the squad, while Arthur Illingworth is also included after netting three goals in the opening few weeks of the season.

The first-round match is on 28th September 2019, with a 6.30pm kick off. Entry is £3 for adults, with children under-12 FREE if accompanied by an adult. Jersey Bulls season ticket holders will also be admitted FREE of charge.

Jersey FA Combination League – Squad in Full

Euan Van Der Vliet, Michael Weir, Jack Cannon, Joe Kilshaw, Zeljko Martinovic, Fraser Barlow, Adam Trotter (all St Paul’s), James Queree, Kamen Nafkha, Arthur Illingworth (all JTC Jersey Wanderers), Luke Campbell, Sol Solomon, Luke Shirley (all St Peter), Luke Duncan, Jake Prince (both St Ouen) and Karl Hinds (Trinity).