Parishes of Jersey beat Yorkshire on Conifa debut

Parishes of Jersey beat Yorkshire 2-1 at St Peter in their first match since becoming a part of an alternative international football system.

A crowd of around 400 saw Jack Boyle make history by scoring the newly-formed island side's first ever goal, stroking home to give Parishes a deserved half-time lead.

Calvin Weir added a second after break before Yorkshire hit back through Seon Ripley as they chased the game.

Jersey goalkeeper Euan Van De Vliet made an impressive stop at his near post late on to ensure his side would win their first match.

Former island player James Scott established the team to join Conifa and give top local talent more competitive opportunities.

It organises global tournaments, including the World Football Cup, for small nations and unrecognised territories.

The next global event takes place in 2020, which Parishes of Jersey hope to qualify for by securing ranking points through games like the one against Yorkshire.