A dream return for Legg in U21 Muratti win
GUERNSEY’S next generation of senior challengers highlighted the importance of being clinical on Saturday as they secured a record-breaking Ambassadeur Bowl U21 Muratti triumph.
A fifth consecutive title went the way of the visitors at Springfield in a 4-3 success following Robbie Legg’s double, an own goal and Will Fazakerley’s opener, despite long periods of promise – and dominance – by a well-organised Jersey side.
Jake Prince, Sol Solomon and Harry Curtis all registered in front of a 400-strong crowd but their goal-scoring achievements were ultimately trumped by the final result.
‘I don’t think our boys deserved that,’ said Jersey manager Paul Renton.
‘I thought we were the better team. We created more chances and played some nice stuff. Could the quality in the box have been better? Probably, but I’m not going to criticise the lads. They were all great.
‘It was fine margins and it’s just the way it is.’
But while sport can be cruel, it can also be what dreams are made of.
Legg, who recently returned from an ACL injury, said: ‘I’m pretty speechless.
‘If I’m being selfish, from a personal point of view the game couldn’t have gone any better, but ultimately it came down to the boys showing fight.
‘I was doing a lot more defending than I wanted to but you’ve got to do it sometimes and work hard for the lads because they’d do the same for you. It was tough, but it was worth it.
‘Winning five times in a row is really special.’
- More in Monday's Guernsey Press.