Millar boys provide a big threat to Greens

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GUERNSEY midfielder Zak Damarell is looking forward to locking horns with Jersey’s finest Pete Millar this afternoon.

On the ball: Zak Damarell says it is important to be clinical against the Caesareans. (20883260)

Millar, who scored twice for the Reds in a losing cause at Footes Lane last year, has returned to the island following a successful spell with Western Australia Premier League side Curtin University Pirates and he has taken charge of Jersey’s training in the run-up to the inter-insular.

Damarell, who also scored last year when Guernsey won 4-3, said Millar was one of several good players the Sarnians have to watch out for.

‘He keeps the ball very well and is hard to tackle,’ said Damarell.

‘Last year Jersey had all three Millar brothers playing and they all played very well.’

The Colombians captain reported that morale in the Guernsey camp is ‘really good’, with confidence boosted by the recent 7-0 win over the City of Manchester.

He hopes the side are as ruthless in front of goal today.

‘In the past we have done really well defensively and at the other end we usually create a decent number of chances, although we have sometimes been guilty of not taking enough of them, so we will look to be more clinical in front of goal.’

Likewise, Jersey captain Tom Millar, another of the brothers, has urged his side to make the most of their chances as they look to turn recent narrow defeats to the Greens into victory.


‘Our recent record doesn’t make for great reading,’ said Millar.

‘But if you look back over the last few years we’ve only lost by the odd goal, and in the last two we’ve played the better hockey and still been on the wrong side of the result.

‘Guernsey have had a good side during that period and a couple of good runs in the English competition, which has bred a winning mentality.

‘The challenge for us is to be clinical when we get our chances to get over the line and win.’

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