Another fine win for Jersey Rugby Football Club at the weekend.
9th January 2012
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The first away game of 2012 was against Ealing Trailfinders at Vallis Way.
Jersey stunned the league leaders with an impressive win, the 12th in succession, at Vallis Way. Though not at their best, and suffering significantly through injuries, the Islanders held on to win by eight points. The final result being Ealing Trailfinders -16, Jersey - 24

Other League One results saw Rosslyn Park go top of the table, thrashing Cambridge 43-17 having at one stage trailed 10-17, which sets up another 1st v 2nd encounter when Park visit Jersey next week. It would be churlish to dwell on Jersey's missed bonus point, given that there was a victory to nail down, and denying rivals a losing bonus point may yet prove significant.

Ealing were without record-breaking try-scorer Phil Chester, who missed the game with a broken hand. Charlie Clyde-Smith was the Jersey player to miss out from the 21-man squad who travelled.

For a more detailed report on the game click www.jrfc.je

Leaders of National One at 2pm, Ealing had slipped to fourth by 5pm with 64 points, trailing Park (68), Jersey (67) and Fylde, who beat Stourbridge 31-21 (including five tries) and moved onto 65 points.
Other results:
Macclesfield 16 Blaydon 10 (Macc fifth with 57 points)
Tynedale 26 Barking 17
Coventry 13 Sedgley Park 24
Blackheath 18 Cinderford 20 (upset of the day)
Bees 36 Wharfedale 17

Just a reminder, as if you needed it: Jersey v Rosslyn Park next weekend at St Peter, KO at St Peter is 3pm on Saturday.

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