Underdogs Guernsey aim to cause an upset

GUERNSEY are the perennial underdogs but their team manager firmly believes they can cause an upset in the Junior Inter-Insular this weekend.

GUERNSEY are the perennial underdogs but their team manager firmly believes they can cause an upset in the Standard Bank Junior Inter-Insular this weekend.

‘If we turn up and play the right game, why not?’ said Bill Le Huray, whose side face Jersey at Grouville in an eight-a-side encounter this year.

‘Jersey are a better side in terms of handicaps, but match-play is a very different beast.

‘I have seen some of the scores the Jersey players have put in recently and they are playing some very good golf, but it is up to us to step up to the mark.

‘Guernsey go into most things as underdogs, home or away, especially in golf, but we have proved we can match them when we put our minds to it.’

Despite the unavailability of island men’s and women’s champions James Hamon and Aimee Ponte, the visitors are in the unusual position of fielding the more experienced team at Royal Jersey, with three Sarnians – Jacques Ogier, CJ Elmy and Isaac Bate – making their debuts compared to four for the hosts.

TEAMS

Jersey: Jonny Anderson (captain), Harry Gallichan, Jack Gibson, Flora Keites, Stanley Keites, Leo Loftsson, Jason Stokes, Adam Trotter.

Guernsey: Fergus Moriarty (captain), Luke Blondel, Jeremy Nicolle, Robbie Garner, Jamie Cotran, CJ Elmy, Jacques Ogier, Isaac Bate.