Le Riche Cup: St Paul's retain title to win fifth trophy
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Jersey champions St Paul's completed a clean sweep of the five competitions they entered this season by beating Jersey Scottish 3-0 to retain the Le Riche Cup.
Craig Russell's early effort was followed by further first-half goals from Scott McClurg and Luke Watson.
Saints have also won the Upton, the Jersey Premiership, the Wheway Cup and the Charity Cup this season.
Their only loss was a 2-1 league defeat by Trinity in April.
"To win five trophies makes it a brilliant year," St Paul's manager Paul Brannan told BBC Radio Jersey.
"It's been a huge amount of work behind the scenes, I'm very lucky to be supported by a fantastic club and fantastic committee.
St Paul's did not lift all six trophies available to top-flight Jersey sides because they decided not to enter the Jeremie Cup, having reached the previous five finals of the Guernsey FA-run inter-island event.
|St Paul's season of triumph|
|9 September: Beat Jersey Scottish 2-0 to win the Charity Cup|
|13 April: Win the Jersey Premiership after 14 wins and just one loss from 18 games|
|25 April: Beat Guernsey Priaulx League champions Belgrave Wanderers 9-0 to retain the Upton Park Trophy|
|21 May: Defeat Jersey Wanderers 1-0 to win the Wheway Cup|
|26 May: Win the Le Riche Cup with a 3-0 win over Jersey Scottish|
However, it is only the second time that a Jersey side has won all the silverware available to them - St Paul's won all six in 2009-10.
The record for a Channel island club is seven trophies, won by Guernsey's Sylvans in 1997.
"We have a group of players who have a desire to win like nothing I've ever seen before," Brannan added.
"When you're at a top club like St Paul's you're ambition is to be successful - to win all five trophies is what you aim for, that's the dream, but realistically it's a lot harder to achieve.
"In all honesty I'd thought my first year would be a tough task, but to do it is something special."