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WATCH: Champions again! Jersey bags Muratti double

WATCH: Champions again! Jersey bags Muratti double

Saturday 13 May 2023

WATCH: Champions again! Jersey bags Muratti double

Saturday 13 May 2023

A haze of red smoke drifted over Footes Lane as Jersey’s men’s and women’s footballers celebrated a Muratti double.

For the first time, the games were held on the same day, with Jersey in dominant form in both fixtures.


The Guernsey crowd had deserted the ground as their squads celebrated with two trophies in their grasp while a small hardcore of the Reds' followers sang away.

Here's how the games went down...

Men's Muratti

In the men’s fixture, Guernsey took the lead in the 26th minute courtesy of a Will Fazakerly header, but they rarely threatened the Jersey goal again.


Instead, it was the men in red who grew into the game, increasingly controlling possession in a match in which it was difficult to establish any rhythm as long injury stoppages and tough challenges broke the flow.

After Jersey’s Luke Campbell slotted home a penalty just six minutes into the second half it looked increasingly likely the game was only going in one direction.

He hit his side’s second with just 15 minutes to go, but there was little sign of a major reaction from Guernsey.


Frustrations grew among the home fans, but as some filed out the ground hoping for a quicker getaway from the car park, they were stopped in their tracks as Ross Allen put the ball in the back of the net.

That was disallowed and with it the game had gone.

Women's Muratti

Earlier in the day, Jersey’s women had run out 4-1 winners.

They went in two up at half time after goals from Ella Docherty and Eve Watson.

Hannah Campbell added the third, before a stunning strike from Guernsey’s Calleigh Heldey.

Watson bagged their second to round out the victory.

Catch up on last year's Muratti game here.

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