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Cassidy looks to Island Games after Muratti disappointment

Credit: Andy Dovey

Jersey manager Martin Cassidy is targeting NatWest Island Games success after his side were beaten 2-1 by Guernsey in the 101st Muratti Vase final on Saturday.

The Casesareans found themselves two goals down after twenty-five minutes at Footes Lane and could not convert their considerable pressure into goals as Guernsey held on to regain the trophy.

Cassidy’s side face a Football Association XI at Springfield next, before travelling to Gotland at the end of June for this summer’s Games.

A 2-1 defeat against the Isle of Man saw Jersey finish seventh on home soil two years ago, but they will hope to challenge for a medal next month.

I’m proud of the players effort. They’ve showed how good a football team they are in possession. We’re just going to go for the Island Games now. We’re going to get ourselves up for this, we’re going to lick our wounds. I’m glad there’s an Island Games coming up, because the best remedy after getting beat in a Muratti is to go and try and win the Gotland Island Games, and that’s certainly what we’ll be trying to do.

– Martin Cassidy, Manager, Jersey


100th Muratti: A lookahead to a historic game

Only one day to go until the historic 100th Muratti.

Whoever wins tomorrow will gain a full year of glory, pride and bragging rights for their island.

Guernsey will be looking for revenge after their shock home loss last year and Jersey will be looking to make it two in a row in front of their home crowd.

Our sports reporter Chris Cunningham has this report.

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