Christmas Draw 2017

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Christmas-Draw-St-Peter-FC-2013Each year St Peter F.C. hold a Christmas Draw and 2017 is no exception.

Players are kindly asked to sell tickets to family and friends for £1.00 each or £5.00 for a book. You should receive your tickets at training this week (w/c 20th October).

The prizes are well worth it with a star cash prize of £1,200, 2nd prize £250, 3 prizes of £100 and 5 prizes of £50, plus numerous other prizes.

Although the draw is not until 10th December 2017, the stubs / counterfoils from sold tickets, or any unsold tickets need to be handed back in for the 27th November. They can be handed in to Coaches, CB Sports, Voisin’s Café 1837 (Att Angela Smith} or sent directly to the Academy Secretary Mary Pack at 14 Le Clos Horell, Rue Militaire, St Ouen, Jersey, JE3 2HF.

Race Night & Club Update

 We held a very successful race night on Saturday 14th October, a big thank you to all who attended, and especially to those who went home lighter than when they arrived!!!! it is appreciated.

As you will know the 1st team have been playing in the Kent Cup, and have done well getting to the last eight, with the next match away on the 2nd December. It is a fantastic achievement for the club to be able to offer the players an opportunity to play against teams in a competition other than local league and cup matches.

This commitment along with time by a lot of people also comes at a cost, but a cost we believe is worth paying, for the benefit of the players and the club.

With the continued development of our players in mind we have put together a range of sponsorship packages which will help to enable us to achieve this goal.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities please contact Bill Dempsey on

07700 716321, email  bdempsey321@hotmail.co.uk

 

Kent Cup Victory 5 – 0 v Farnbrough

St Peter FC take on a bigger challenge

In years long gone, Jersey soccer club sides competed in off Island County Cup competitions.  Due to rising costs and increased difficulty in formulating affordable and timely logistical travel, this has long since ceased.

However, this season St Peter FC have taken up the challenge of competing in the Kent Reliance Shield.

The Club’s management believed that with the withdrawal of two competing teams in the Jersey Premiership their strong squad of young players needed to challenge their abilities on a bigger stage.

 

The costs of entering are quite substantial as acceptance into the competition was only granted on the basis that all games were played in Kent. The Clubs Committee and sponsors gave full backing and the Club started its campaign on the 23rd September away to recently promoted Otford United. St Peters put in a dominating performance that was not fairly reflected in their 1-0 victory. The winning goal was a stunner, coming from some outstanding individual play by 16-year-old Sol Solomon, finished by a fierce drive into the goalkeeper’s right hand corner.

 

The second round was played on the 21st October away to Farnborough Old Boys Guild, another team who had earned promotion to a higher division at the end of last season. The journey to Kent was a problem in itself, the team was booked to travel on Condor but at the eleventh hour the ferry was cancelled and last minute bookings had to be made by air, with the management having to fly to Southampton as the Gatwick flights were full. In extremely difficult conditions with very strong winds blowing straight down the length of the pitch, St Peter put in a top-class performance. Playing against the wind in the first half they closed the opposition down quickly and efficiently preventing any clear chances on goal. Playing some very good passing football, working hard for each other and with a couple of missed chances themselves they went into the half-time break feeling quietly confident.

With the strong wind behind them in the second half the team put in a dominant and dazzling performance. Harry Cardwell opened the scoring soon after the restart and from that moment it was one way traffic. Calvin Weir scored a brilliantly worked team goal. Substitute Darryl Wilson who has been recovering from injury then took over and scored a fine first hat-trick for the club to secure a 5-0 victory..

 

To play such outstanding football in such testing and difficult conditions says a lot for the quality of the St Peter team. There were top performances throughout the team, with captain Luke Campbell and young Johnny Fernandes dominant at the back. Eighteen-year-old Jake Prince was inspired, chasing everything up front and closing down the opposition when-ever the ball was lost. Above all, this was an absolutely top team performance without a weakness anywhere.

 

The team now find themselves in the Quarter Finals of this prestigious competition, a game that will take place on the2nd December. Hopefully the team can bring success to this famous old Club that celebrates its centenary in 2019 and give this Parish something to be very proud of.

Brian Foulser

 

 

 

Under 11’s Go So Close

Another great match today, result perhaps a little unfortunate after all 14 of our players gave so much and did so well to lose 3-4 was a real shame. Sydney Smith 2 and Henry Alderson 1 with the goals.

The result isn’t the important thing, the lessons learnt and the enjoyment playing together was there to see. The last quarter was heart attack inducing for both teams and we go again next week against St Lawrence at our new home….St George’s School.

Match Report Wanderers U11 B away.

Cheers

Kempy

Under 13’s are developing nicely

Our under 13’s hosted a decent St Pauls team at Sunny St Georges, we set out with three at the back and I must say Rocco was superb putting a fantastic display. In our goal, straight off the boat Harry G was quality and keeping them at bay when required, also saving a penalty. H and Baz up top found the net a good few times but the work they put in off the ball was quality and yes the got the rewards with Baz getting 4 and H 2, Le Mush Sam and Reef worked hard and moved the ball well but they were solid in the middle and Reef chipped in with a bullet header (take a bow son).
But they’ll tell you I don’t care about scores it’s all about development and this bunch will progress to a decent squad of lads.
Sometimes its a joy to watch and this game was a real Joy finishing 7-2 our boys went home happy (so did I)

Under 18’s battle out a result

The boys away to a hard working Wanderers team and to be fare our boys weren’t at the races. With Ben and new signing Luke in the middle of the park all looked good on paper. But football is never easy teams don’t roll over they want a result also. the game finished 2 goals a piece with Jack and Eliot both scoring for us. Playing during half term doesn’t help, plus now being told St Pauls have pulled out the League so we have 4 League games left which I still fancy us to get something.
lets stay positive and retain our silverware.

Under 18’s book a final at Springfield

You can’t beat a good semi-final game under the lights at Les Quennivais against a solid Grouville team. We played them on Sunday in the league which turned out to be a tight affair, but after a tight first 15 minutes our boys started to get a grip on the match. With Josh away Big Mat was in goal and he was solid throughout and Mr Brave heart controlling his defence we looked very solid at the back. Our central midfielder’s Olavo and Tommy were quality in the middle. But every game needs a goal to kick start the passion, it came after 25 minutes the ball found its way to Sol on the edge he twisted and turn then top punted it and it luckily for us went under their goalkeepers body 1-0 to us. That was soon to be Two in a following move tommy found Sol who split the defence and Ryan finished it off 2-0 HT.
We had a good chat about Sundays game so we needed to be focused and up for the challenge and these lads as a team were top draw, working and playing as a team throughout. The 3rd goal was going to be all important and then it came a fantastic ball from Olavo and this created a one on one race with Elliot and Grouville’s keeper, a 50/50 clash and the ball landed to Sol’s feet on the edge he moved left and right then he lashed it into the roof of the net wow top strike. The boys new the game wasn’t over as they kept pushing forward but again our defence with Jan Kacper, Ben also playing their part in keeping them at bay. Then came a forth a good interchange with Toby James Elliot and Sol and he settled himself and slotted it into the corner for his deserved Hat trick. Yes they got a conciliation goal in the last minute but what a fantastic team performance and St Peter well deserved winners.
A final to forward too well done to all involved.

Under 13’s develope

The sun was out and our under 13’s squad welcomed St Brelade’s to St Georges. At this age I tell the boys scores mean nothing to me and they need to enjoy the game whilst developing as players, a few stand out performance’s Harry Glad in goal Rocco was a changed and much improved player at the back up to H and Archie up top, then the young guns Mush, Baz and Demo didn’t look out of place but the whole team were fantastic. Remember 5 of them had rugby in the morning imagine them all being fresh. The game finished 4-3 to us with goals from H got 2, Demo and Baz but to have good game you need two teams and credit to St Brelade’s players and coaches who played the game also in the correct way. All smiles and sportsmanship at the end but take it from me this team will develop into a fantastic group of players.
Thanks to all parents and Harry the Ref he was also fantastic.

Under 18’s beat the so called favourites

Under 18’s playing away to the so called favourite’s, not on my watch. I said to the lad before the game get at them don’t let them settle but remember play as a team. Josh came in for Mat in goal and he was a big presence and had a marvellous game, as for the back four marshalled by Mr Braveheart, Kacper was also solid but Ben and Luke outstanding. The engine in the middle Tommy was quality supported by Olavo and Jack who rattled the post late on. Hugo bagged a hat trick and Ryan notched one which they deserved with the none stop running. Sol’s class pulled all the strings and his ball delivery was top draw even getting one from distance, you may say it’s a cross but I’ve seen it many times. Elliott and Ryan where a treat throughout. We did go 4-1 up and we knew they would back at us we’ll learn from that especially picking up from set pieces. But a 5-4 victory put’s back on top of the tree for now it will be a hard struggle but I know with this team they’ll give it a good go.

Thanks to both teams who played the game in the right way but for now the Reigning Channel Island Champions are back on top where they belong.

Next up Grouville again in the cup on Wednesday at LQ