Charity Cup: St Paul’s ease to 3-0 final win over St Peter

St Paul's lift the 2015 Charity Cup
St Paul's lifted the trophy for the third season in succession

Three goals in the first half an hour gave St Paul's a 3-0 win over St Peter in the final of Jersey's Charity Cup.

Zeljko Martinovic, skipper Jack Cannon and prolific forward Kieran Lester all netted to ensure St Paul's got their hands on the first piece of silverware of the new campaign.

"We wanted to start sharply and get the game won and we did that," Cannon told BBC Radio Jersey.

"We were a bit complacent in the second half but the game was effectively won."

Martinovic opened the scoring inside five minutes, tapping in from close range from Craig Russell's cross to put the holders ahead.

St Peter could have been level soon after but Steve Ellis lifted his effort over the bar when through one-on-one with goalkeeper Euan Van der Vliet.

Cannon made them pay for that miss, doubling the lead minutes later when he was given too much time on the edge of the box and his first-time effort found the bottom corner.

Lester's goal on 29 minutes, turned in at the far post after Martinovic's cross from the right, gave his side a comfortable lead which they never looked likely to relinquish in an uneventful second half.

Euan Van der Vliet
Euan Van der Vliet was rarely called into action in the St Paul's goal

"We saw out the game and we didn't really get threatened defensively, so it was a good night's work," added Cannon.

"It's good to see [St Peter in a final] because you don't want to just be playing the same two or three teams in the finals all the time and it was a good challenge tonight."

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