The Essex Olympian League representative squad travelled to Jersey with not the best pre match preparation having to fly out at 07.30 am, however in a tight match against a well seasoned jersey team the EOL went behind 1-0 until half time.
In the second half EOL equalised in the 51st minute through Ryan Batchford ( Springfield ). Jersey then went ahead 2-1 before the EOL were awarded a penalty and levelled in the 70th minute through Conner Barnby ( White Ensign ).
Jersey then scored a disputed goal with the officials failing to see a hand ball in the build to what became the winning goal.
The manager of EOFL admitted that Jersey were a slightly fitter team and actually thought we could have won if the match had gone to extra time.
EOL squad .
Brett Munyard, Kevin Mustali, Conner Barnby, Jamie Oliver, Elliot Vile, Liam Sewell, Luke Skinner (White Ensign).
Nicky Pegg (Ongar).
Carl Conway, Luke Woodward. (Frenford).
Joe Mayer, Andy Elgar, Ryan Batchford (Springfield).
Tommy Phillips (Canning Town).
Bradley Simpson (Bishop Stortford Swifts).
Nicholas Cardosi (Old Southendians)