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Treble still on for Saints

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ST MARTIN’S remain on course for a domestic treble after booking their place in the Rossborough Guernsey FA Cup final.

Ollie Smith breaks forward for St Martin's against St Ouen at the Corbet Field. (Picture by Four3 Media, 24641576)

Leon Meakin’s side had to wait until the second half before they found the breakthrough against St Ouen at the Corbet Field on Saturday, but in the end they were convincing 3-0 winners.

Ollie Smith got the ball rolling before Dom Heaume quickly doubled their lead.

However, the goal of the game was the third as Sam Hale brought the ball out of defence, beating several opponents before laying the ball off to his namesake Danny, who took the ball around the keeper with his first touch and then slotted home.

‘It was a scrappy first half, both teams struggled to get to terms with the pitch, but in the second half we settled better, knocked the ball around and scored two early goals that basically killed them off,’ Meakin said.

‘We never really got out of second gear, to be honest. It was a nice, comfortable afternoon, which was just what we needed after the Upton.’

Saints now have the Stranger Cup final against Rovers and the FA Cup final against Rihoy North to look forward to on the 21 and 25 May respectively, both at the Track.

‘These cup finals are a bit of a bonus, because the aim was to win the league,’ Meakin said.

‘They are our first senior cup finals for three years, so it will be a new experience for some of our players, but it’s all part of us progressing from where we were last season.’

  • ST PETER beat St Martin’s 3-2 in yesterday’s Portsmouth Trophy Under-18 Upton at the Track. The Jersey champions led 3-0 at one stage after goals from Sol Solomon, Olavo Soares and Ryan Marcinko but two late goals from Callum Le Lacheur, including a penalty, made for a dramatic finale.

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