St Lawrence beat St Clement to lift Trinity Shield

By Tim PryorBBC Radio Jersey at Springfield
St Lawrence lift Trinity Shield

St Lawrence have won Jersey's Trinity Shield with a 5-2 victory over St Clement in the final.

Tim da Luca's header put St Lawrence ahead before Phil Helleur's half-volley doubled the lead on 15 minutes.

St Clement hit back through Ollie Thompson's deflected strike but Ben Gallichan's goal re-opened the two-goal advantage.

Luke Watson's penalty reduced it to 3-2 at the break but goals from Ross Crick and Rupert Murray sealed the win.

It was the second time in three seasons that St Lawrence have won the inter-parish tournament and they took control of the final early on when Da Luca nodded in the opener from a corner after 12 minutes.

Helleur's well-taken goal just three minutes later left St Clement with an uphill task but they would not lie down.

Thompson's long-range effort deflected past wrong-footed keeper Jason Watts to keep them in touch but then on the half-hour slotted in to make it 3-1.

St Clement battled on and Jersey skipper Watson pulled one back from the spot after Tommy Wigley's late challenge on Keiran Lester in the box.

Soon after the break, a mix-up in defence saw St Clement concede a penalty of their own and Crick thundered in the spot-kick off the post to make it 4-2.

Rupert Murray rounded the keeper not long after and tucked away what turned out to be the final goal of the game and gave St Clement no way back in a dull final half-hour.

"I thought we were excellent," St Lawrence boss Peter Flambard told BBC Radio Jersey.

"We had goals in us tonight and we knew if we defended properly then we were going to score a few - it was five and it could've been a lot more I think.

"They were a good side but I think we had the edge and we always looked like we had a threat on the break."

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