|Hopeful...Lawrence against Sealand last weekend.|
Alderney’s best Muratti result against Jersey was 106 years ago when they lost 2-1 after extra time and they’ve lost by one goal on just 3 other occasions, most recently in 2002. Despite this captain Andy Lawrence is more confident than normal telling us “I think it’s the best squad we’ve had for a few years”. The striker scored in last year’s 1-1 draw with Sealand at the same ground and explained that the 2 games against the N.F.-Board side have helped his team prepare mentally for the Muratti. They haven’t met Jersey since 2010 when they lost 3-0 and Lawrence stated “hopefully we can improve on our last meeting with them”. Manager Alan Adamson is expected to make just one change from the team that faced Sealand last weekend with Stirling University F.C. defender Jason Atkins likely to replace John Adamson in central defence.
|Loss...Jack Boyle (red) in last years defeat to Guernsey.|
|Brace...Ross Crick opens the scoring in the 2010 semi.|
Muratti semi-final results since Alderney last scored:
2012 - Alderney 0-7 Guernsey
2011 - Alderney 0-5 Guernsey
2010 - Alderney 0-3 Jersey
2009 - Alderney 0-5 Guernsey
2008 - Alderney 0-7 Jersey
2007 - Alderney 0-4 Guernsey
2006 - Alderney 1-4 Jersey
The game kicks-off at 13:00 with a good crowd expected for the annual tie and we will provide updates via our Twitter service @NonFIFAfootball. A match report and exclusive photos will follow the game on the blog.