1. ITV Report

Bulls go top of early table with maiden away victory

The Bulls squad will travel away at least 19 times in their debut season in English football. Credit: ITV Channel TV

Karl Hinds scored a hat-trick as Jersey Bulls beat Deportivo Galicia 6-0 in the club's first ever away game.

Gary Freeman's side were two up inside 10 minutes after defender Luke Campbell headed in from a corner and Hinds converted a penalty.

That is how it stayed through to half-time as Jersey missed several chances to extend their lead at the Bedfont Recreation Ground in west London.

But they found the net four more times after the break to go top of Combined Counties Division One on goal difference following their 3-0 win over Ash United in their inaugural competitive match.

Zeljko Martinovic tapped in at the back post for their third of the night before second-half substitute Daryl Wilson fired home from close range to put the result beyond doubt.

Two more followed for Hinds, including another from the spot, as Jersey made it nine unanswered goals in their first two games in the English leagues.

The Bulls are the first club from the island to play in the national pyramid and have gone in at the 10th tier, the same route that Guernsey FC took when they started in 2011.

Obviously satisfied with the result, satisfied with the clean sheet, I think the performance - there's plenty for us to work on, long spells in the game I don't think we played anywhere near the standards we're capable of. We are setting high standards and I don't think at times we reached them. Overall I think the last 15 or 20 minutes our fitness did show and obviously we scored a few goals in that time.

– Gary Freeman, Jersey Bulls manager