St Paul’s smash Beeches 19-0 while Boyle dislocates knee

Craig Russell
Striker Craig Russell scored seven of his side's 19 goals at St Saviour

Jersey title holders St Paul's trounced bottom club Beeches 19-0 on a remarkable day of action on the island.

Craig Russell scored seven, Kieran Lester hit five, while Zeljko Martinovic grabbed a hat-trick with Jack Cannon (2), Paul Brannan and Michael Weir also netting.

Meanwhile, Wanderers smashed Sporting Academics 12-3 and leaders Jersey Scottish won 3-1 against St John.

The result was overshadowed by a knee injury to Scots midfielder Jack Boyle.

The former Airdrie United professional was stretchered off and taken to hospital moments after scoring a free kick and later tweeted: "Dislocated my knee, popped straight back in. No major damage according to the doctor apart from a tear in the LCL."

Boyle's side are four points clear at the top of the table with a 100 percent league record.

Jack Boyle
Jack Boyle is one of the island's top players and will be missed in the Scottish midfield

"It's exactly the start we wanted, the win against St Paul's for our first game really set the bar of where we want to be," Scottish coach Simon Moiaini told BBC Radio Jersey.

"St John made it very difficult for us and I thought they were very organised in the middle.

"We wish Jack the best of luck, we'll be in touch to see how he's doing. He'll be a big miss for us - sometimes when he's on top form he's irreplaceable."

In Saturday's other games Jersey Portuguese beat Grouville 4-0, while Rozel Rovers and St Peter remain unbeaten in the league after sharing a 1-1 draw at Le Couvent.

St Lawrence are still looking for their first Premiership win of the campaign after a 2-0 loss to St Brelade, while St Clement and St Ouen battled out a goalless draw.

Elsewhere, Joe Caton netted twice as Trinity secured a 5-1 win over First Tower United.

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