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St Paul's take the Upton trophy

Football: Northerners v St Paul's
St Paul's won the annual clash between the islands' top league winners

Jersey league champions St Paul's have won the Upton Park Trophy beating their Guernsey counterparts Northerners 2-1 at Springfield Stadium on Saturday.

North striker Simon Tostevin headed in the opener from close range early on.

A controversial equaliser from Craig Leitch levelled the match - it looked like there had been a foul just seconds earlier but the referee waved play on.

Man-of-the-match Craig Russell got the winner with 10 minutes to go with a header following a goalmouth scramble.

St Paul's manager Craig Culkin told the BBC: "After a drunken night on Tuesday celebrating the league title, I was adamant we had to do well today.

"I think we let ourselves down in last year's Upton, and the boys responded today."

A disappointed North manager Mick Le Prevost said his team tired in the latter stages of the match: "We got tired in the last 10 minutes.

"Our last competitive game was 10 March, and that's too much of a gap."



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