Muratti semi-final: Jersey ready for trip to Alderney

Jimmy Reilly
The game in Alderney will be Jimmy Reilly's first competitive game in charge of Jersey's senior side

Jersey manager Jimmy Reilly says the thought of losing to Alderney in the Muratti Vase semi-final "has not crossed his mind".

Jersey have never lost to Alderney, with the Ridunians coming closest to an upset in their first meeting in 1907 when Jersey won 2-1 after extra-time.

"You never know what you're going to get when you go to Alderney," Reilly told BBC Radio Jersey.

"I've played there myself and we won 10-0, but it changes all the time."

Jersey fixtures 2014-15
20 October: Beat 26th Army regiment 7-0 at home
22 October: Beat 26th Army regiment 4-0 at home
4 January: Lost 8-0 to Union Sportive De St Malo at home
7 March: Drew 0-0 with Royal Navy at home
28 March: Alderney away (Muratti Vase semi-final)
4 May: Essex and Suffolk Border League
17 May: Guernsey away (Muratti Vase final, if Jersey beat Alderney)
27 June-3 July: Island Games

Jersey cruised to a - the first goals Alderney had scored in the annual semi-final against either Jersey or Guernsey since 2006.

"Losing is not a thought that's crossed my mind. In any game you go into it wanting to win and the players have that point of view as well," Reilly said.

"The players have got to go there with a positive attitude. It's a game against a team that's not from the island and that's what we're looking for - games. It's another game for them to progress towards the Muratti and the Island Games."

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