Report: Daniel Andrade
Photos: Adrian Topley
Sol Solomon scored twice, including a goal of the season contender, to help Jersey Bulls beat Kensington & Ealing Borough.
A first Bulls goal for Kieren Stephens along with a Luke Campbell single ensured Bulls scored four without reply to make it 25 league wins from 25 league games.
The visitors started the brighter, but Bulls shot stopper Euan Van Der Vliet denied Gabriel Chledozie twice in quick succession to deny Borough the perfect start in the 8th minute.
Winger Harry Cardwell put a half volley over for the Bulls, before Ruben Mendes found Solomon with a beautifully cushioned header, but Bilal Ourida pulled off an even better save to deny the youngsters shot.
In a half of few chances , Karl Hinds almost found the target in the 37th minute, but the menacing wind of Storm Denis saw his volleyed effort loop wide.
Three minutes later the deadlock was broken through Stephens as the forward delightfully flicked home a Jay Giles corner, much to the delight of the home fans.
Mendes could have doubled the lead on the stroke of half time, but he dragged his shot wide of Ourida’s goal.
HT: Bulls 1-0 Kensington & Ealing Borough.
After a quick half time turnaround to ensure the visitors could catch their rearranged return flight, Bulls doubled their lead with the first chance of the half.
Stephens, in what would turn out to be his last contribution, expertly scooped the ball through to Solomon who effortlessly guided the ball past Ourida.
The man in form bagged his second moments later from a set piece. As everybody anticipated a cross, Solomon curled the ball fiercely into the top corner from 30 yards with an expert finish which was closely followed by a standing ovation from the 654 strong Springfield crowd.
Ever present Giles found Hinds in the 67th minute, but he could only head over. Solomon then thought he had his hattrick as he tapped in after Zeljko Martinovic’s shot was saved, but the flag denied him his second successive home hattrick.
In the 79th minute centre half Campbell bagged his 10th goal of the season after heading in Giles’ cross, and in the process putting the game to bed.
There was still time for Adam Trotter, who put in another tireless performance in the middle of the park, to smack the crossbar through a powerful, audacious half volley.
Bulls are 21 points clear of second placed Farnham Town with ten games of the league season still to play.
They are next in action on Saturday as they host Bedfont & Feltham at Springfield Stadium, at an earlier kick off time of 1:30pm.