Jersey name squad to face familiar foes


Jersey minds are focussed on critical clash

Following their emphatic away victory at Plymouth last week, Jersey will be determined to avoid complacency as they travel to Ealing on Friday night for what promises to be a defining fixture of the season for both clubs.

The two last met in late November in what proved to be a disappointing 18-28 home defeat for the men from the Channel Islands. A subsequent reshuffle in personnel since that day has contributed to steadily improving form of late, which Jerseywill seek to build on this weekend.

The backline sees the return of Nicky Griffiths at 9 and Grant Pointer, having recovered from a knock sustained in the Leeds game 2 weeks ago, assumes normal service at 14.

Nick Campbell returns to the starting in place of the injured Dave Markham. On the bench, Dave Felton is sidelined for another week through injury and so youngster Luke Stratford who continues to impress at hooker, makes up one of 4 forward replacements in a 4:3 split. Following a brief hiatus of late, Niall O'Connor is given the nod to provide extra cover to an increasingly cohesive back division.

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Jersey squad v Ealing Trailfinders (A) Friday March 21st 2014, k-o 7.45pm

Backs (15-9)
Jack Burroughs
Grant Pointer
Drew Locke
Mark McCrea
Mark Foster
Aaron Penberthy
Nicky Griffiths

Forwards (1-8)
Sean McCarthy
Elvis Taione
Dave Young
Nick Campbell
James Voss
Alex Rae (capt)
Ryan Hodson
Latu Makaafi 

Luke Stratford
Nick Selway
Sam Lockwood
Joe Buckle
Jimmy Williams
Niall O'Connor
David Bishop

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