Simon Petulla: Jersey boss unhappy after 9-0 loss to St Malo

Simon Petulla
Simon Petulla became the first coach to lead Jersey's women to Island Games gold

Jersey manager Simon Petulla says he is unhappy with how his side played as they lost 9-0 to French side Union Sportive St Malo.

The French second tier team were the first side from France ever to play Jersey, who had thrashed Godalming Town 10-1 last week in their first game since winning gold at the Island Games.

"We didn't really turn up, we can play much better than that," Petulla said.

"I'm a bit disappointed with the way our team played," he told BBC Jersey.

St Malo dominated possession and territory, with Beatrice Kabore's hat-trick helping them to the comfortable win at Jersey's Springfield Stadium.

Midfielder Eve Watson went closest for the hosts but her header from Jodie Botterill's cross went over the bar.

Eve Watson
Eve Watson captained the home side but saw her team well beaten at Springfield

Petulla hopes his side can learn from the loss though, which was the heaviest the island team has suffered since he took over in November last year.

"We lost 8-0 against Everton and we learnt so much from that and we came away buzzing from that game," he said.

"But we didn't play anywhere near as well as we can."