Stranger Cup is back

HOLDERS St Martin’s have been drawn in a group with the Island Under-18s and Vale Rec as the Stranger Cup makes its long awaited return this month.

St Martin's forward Danny Hale heading the ball in the most recent Stranger Cup final back in May 2019. He scored the only goal of the game against Rovers. (Picture by Peter Frankland, 30380326)
St Martin's forward Danny Hale heading the ball in the most recent Stranger Cup final back in May 2019. He scored the only goal of the game against Rovers. (Picture by Peter Frankland, 30380326)

Saints lifted the prestigious silverware in May 2019, since when the following season’s competition was abandoned due to the Covid outbreak and the 2020-21 edition was scuppered due to lockdown.

‘The Stranger Cup has a defined place in the Priaulx season and with the involvement of the Island Under-18s always makes for a cup which teams very much want to win,’ said Guernsey Football Association chief executive Gary Roberts, who also thanked headline sponsor Ross Gower Group for their support.

Once again played in a group stage format, this season’s Stranger Cup will be mainly played over the first three weekends of February, with all group stage fixtures played on the 3G pitch at the KGV.

The opening game will see Sylvans play against Bels on Friday 21 January.

Three group winners and the best-placed runner-up will progress to the semi-finals, which will be played in March, with the final scheduled for 12 April.

Group One: Rovers, North, Rangers.

Group Two: Guernsey FA U18’s, St Martins, Vale Rec.

Group Three: Sylvans, Manzur, Bels.

Most Read

Top Stories

More From The Guernsey Press

UK & International News