The Stranger Cup has reached the semi-final stage, after the final group matches were played in the previous week, although the last matches were irrelevant in deciding the times to qualify for the semi-finals.
In Group A, St Martins proved dominant and carried its form from the Priaulx League into the Stranger Cup matches when winning all four matches to top the group. The second semi-final place was claimed by Rovers, although had the 3-2 win over North been reversed, the final group positions may have been different.
Group B was a close fought affair with a number of competitive matches, and it was ultimately the result in the first group match, which saw Vale Rec beat Rangers 3-1 that decided the outcome. This result ensured that Vale Rec claimed the runner-up, and second qualifying place, but had the result been reversed it would have been Rangers that reached the semi-finals. The Group itself was won by the Guernsey FA Under 18 squad, which represents the first occasion that a GFA Under 18 squad has reached the semi-final stage since the competition format was changed. The Under 18 squad uses the competition as part of its preparations to compete in the Junior Muratti in March, and current manager, Colin Fallaize, was impressed with the attitude, motivation and general performance of the squad in winning all four group games against strong opposition.
The draw for the semi-final is as follows:
St Martins v Vale Recreation
Guernsey FA under 18 v Rovers
The final of the competition is currently scheduled to be the concluding match of the 2018/19 season on Thursday 30th May.