Bulls Fly Into Record Books After British Airways Win

Jersey Bulls broke the Combined Counties record after their 27th straight win as they beat British Airways at Springfield Stadium on Saturday.

Gary Freeman’s men break Withdean’s record set back in the 2002-2003 season in what is the clubs first season in English football.

Bulls started the game well as the British Airway’s stand-in keeper Charlie Rose prevented both Jay Giles and Adam Trotter from opening the scoring within the first 12 minutes.

The opener was scored ten minutes later as Barlow netted his 15th of the season on the rebound of Luke Campbell’s header which came back off the crossbar.

Trotter set Barlow up, but the attackers shot was brilliantly saved by Rose before the returning Harry Cardwell could only sky his shot over the bar.

Midfielder Trotter then went on a mazy run through the British Airways defence, but Rose denied what would have been a goal of the season contender.

Karl Hinds and man of the match Kamen Nafkha linked up well on the verge of half time, with the latter setting Barlow away, but his shot rose over the bar.

Bulls’ top scorer Hinds looked to add to his tally after the break but Rose, who shone in the visitors’ net, had other ideas, stopping the attackers shot well.

In a rare attack for British Airways, Edward Simon seemingly raced away from the Bulls defence, that was up until Campbell came to the rescue with a last ditch tackle to ensure Bulls kept their slender lead.

The game was put to bed with just over 10 minutes left when Trotter sent substitute Martinovic away. The winger cut inside and placed a shot into the net with his left foot.

The win means that Bulls are all but promoted, with the islanders set to host Westside at Springfield Stadium next Saturday to officially clinch promotion.

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