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Havant draw pleases boss Kennedy

Jersey Football
Jersey followed up their 4-0 defeat on Thursday with a 1-1 draw

Jersey manager Dave Kennedy said he was pleased with his side's 1-1 draw with Havant & Waterlooville on Saturday.

The hosts were much improved having been beaten 4-0 by the Blue Square South side on Thursday.

Kennedy told BBC Jersey: "We set the challenge for the lads to play the ninety minutes, which they did.

"We came out and played our strongest eleven and we more than matched them and I think for large parts of the game we were a better side."

Jersey dominated the first half, with Paul Aitken forcing a superb one-handed save from Havant goalkeeper Kevin Scriven.

I thought they were a difficult team to play against, I'm sure they could go and play at a decent level

Havant & Waterlooville manager Shaun Gail

But Scriven could not stop Barry Beatson converting Jack Cannons' corner as he fired in a volley just before half-time as the home side took a 1-0 lead into the break.

In the second half Mark Brown had Jersey's the best effort but his free-kick was tipped over the crossbar.

Former Tottenham and Brighton professional Guy Bitters came on for Havant fifteen minutes after half-time and immediately made an impact by converting a Brett Poate free-kick and levelling the scores.

Jersey began to struggle in the last 15 minutes but their defence, led by centre backs Joel Speight and Stuart Andre, held firm despite Havant's Craig Watkins missing an easy chance in the last minute.

After the game Havant & Waterlooville manager Shaun Gail told BBC Jersey: "It's been a very positive trip, we've had two very good games, two tough games, just what we were looking for.

"I thought they were a very well organised and difficult team to play against, I'm sure they could go and play at a decent level somewhere and compete."




see also
Jersey fall to Cup heroes Havant
18 Jul 08 |  Football
St Paul's opt out of Jeremie Cup
10 Jul 08 |  Football
Jersey win Muratti on penalties
06 May 08 |  Football
Bels down Paul's in Upton final
19 Apr 08 |  Football
St Paul's win Jersey combination
14 Apr 08 |  Non League
Scots win Le Riche Cup thriller
19 Mar 08 |  Football
Northerners win the Jeremie Cup
14 Apr 08 |  Non League


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