Martin Cassidy speaking to Sol Solomon - credit Adrian Topley

Cassidy hoping squad can reach potential with FA Inter-League Cup run

Jersey manager Martin Cassidy wants his squad to "learn from the disappointment of underachieving" as the FA Inter-League Cup gets underway.

Manager Martin Cassidy hopes his squad can "learn from the disappointment of underachieving in major competitions" as they prepare to kick off their FA Inter-League Cup campaign on Saturday.

The Jersey Football Association Combination League host their counterparts from the Somerset County League in the first round at Springfield. The eventual competition winners go on to represent England in the Uefa Regions' Cup, as Jersey did back in 2013 when they traveled to San Marino to proudly wear the Three Lions.


"Following the recent Ynys Mon Island Games we agreed as a squad to learn from the disappointment of underachieving in major competitions and how players can have better game management, especially during tight games," said Cassidy.

"We have great potential and it's my job to bring that potential to fruition by winning games and picking the right players. I want to see our team shake off the 'great football team but unlucky' label. We have got enough tournament experience now and it's time we start to become more composed against teams that sit in and defend.

"Winning is a good habit and takes a certain mindset. So we need our players to win more games that will result in us winning more silverware. Ideally with style and lots of goals."

Kick off at Springfield on Saturday is at 6.30pm. 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).