St Paul's suffer title set-back after defeat to Wanderers

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St Paul's suffered a blow to their title hopes, losing 2-1 at home to third-placed Wanderers in the Jersey Premiership.

Jack Cannon's penalty had put the hosts ahead, but Jamie Mourant's second-half spot-kick levelled the game.

St Paul's midfielder Jay Reid was shown red three minutes later after a challenge on Ben Gallichan.

Wanderers grabbed the win thanks to Jean Moubeke's late goal after a run from his own half.

St Paul's remain six points behind leaders Jersey Scottish but now have just one game in hand.

Elsewhere, St Brelade are still in fourth spot after a 3-0 win over struggling St Lawrence, while Bradley Russell's hat-trick secured a 3-0 victory for Grouville against Rozel Rovers.

In Saturday's other top-flight game bottom-club St Ouen celebrated their first point of the season by securing a 1-1 draw at St Peter.

Meanwhile in the Championship Dale Vardy's hat-trick helped Beeches Old Boys to a 9-0 thrashing of mid-table Sporting Academics.

Jersey Portuguese beat St John 3-0 while Magpies moved off the foot of the table with a 3-1 victory over St Martin, who drop to the bottom of the league.

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