Vale Rec not in Le Riche Cup to make history - Gaudion

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Vale Rec boss Martin Gaudion says his side's decision to enter Jersey's Le Riche Cup was not about making history.

Gaudion's side beat Portguese Club 2-1 as they became the first team ever from Guernsey to play in Jersey's showpiece domestic knock-out competition.

"It's nice that there's some history attached to it, but we haven't done it for the history," Gaudion told BBC Guernsey after the victory.

"We've done it to give our players something different."

He added: "If the history comes with it we're very honoured with that side of it, but the main focus is to give the players something different to play in."

And Gaudion said it took his side, who are fifth in Guernsey's Priaulx League, some time to get used to the style of the Jersey Championship side.

"The game was quite a physical game and it took our players a little while to get used to but once they did they played some good football and we deserved to come out as winners," he said.

"We created quite a few chances which unfortunately we didn't take in the first half and we had a chance right at the end to make it 3-1 which would have made it more of a fair reflection."

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