The Island Under-18s once again showed that they were the best team in this season’s Ross Gower Stranger Cup, this time when it mattered most with the prestigious trophy at stake, as they won 5-1 to lift the silverware for the first time.
The final was virtually over as a contest at half-time, by which stage the juniors were three goals to the good with George McNeela, Owen Wallbridge and Archie Drillot having put them 3-0 up.
⚽️ “We came back together as a team” 💪@Guernsey_FA U18 captain @SebVance1 says their Stranger Cup success means “everything” after losing a close Muratti 🏆— Guernsey Press Sport (@GsyPressSport) May 11, 2022
The island juniors beat @NorthAC1892 5-1 in last night’s final to win the historic competition for the first time 👏 pic.twitter.com/GRoLgO2O3A
North did managed to reduce the deficit briefly in the second half when Joe Alvarez slotted home, but Brandon Wallace soon restored the three-goal cushion before man-of-the-match Jamie Smith added the coup de grace.
Meanwhile, St Martin’s hopes of a quintuple are over after they lost their Guernsey FA Cup semi-final to Rovers on a penalty shoot-out at the Track. The game had ended 2-2.
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