Guernsey's Vale Rec make Le Riche Cup history with win


Guernsey side Vale Rec came from behind to beat Portuguese Club 2-1 in their historic Le Riche Cup first-round tie.

Vale became the first Guernsey team to enter Jersey's showpiece knockout competition.

Portuguese took the lead through Ryan Poingdestre but two second-half goals from Sean Mills sent Vale through.

There were no major shocks in Saturday's first-round ties and only one Championship side remains in the draw for the quarter-finals.

Jersey Premiership champions St Paul's thumped St Brelade 5-1, while a Dominic Glennon hat-trick helped First Tower United beat Beeches OB by six goals to two.

Jersey Scottish were also comfortable winners, overcoming St John 6-0 with six different scorers.

In the other games, Jersey Wanderers beat struggling Rozel Rovers 4-1, Magpies were beaten 3-0 by Grouville and St Ouen lost 1-0 to St Peter.

In the all-Championship tie, St Martin/SCF beat Sporting Academics 4-1.

The quarter-finals are scheduled for 21 January.

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