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Martel to Compete for First over-75's International

Geoff Martel has been selected for the England first team for the inaugural international match in the over-75s category. The match against Wales will take place at Merthyr Tydfil on 13 April. Martel was chosen after impressing in a four-team tournament between England 70’s A and B league teams.

The Guernseyman featured for England B and he scored the winner in their opening match, a 2-1 win over South A. He was on the scoresheet twice and also had an assist in their next outing, a 6-2 victory against South B.

'Having seen that the England A team had drawn their first two, we had nothing to lose in our last game against them,; said Martel. 'We controlled most of the play and early on I was fortunate to score from distance as the ball went under the diving keeper. We kept the pressure on them and I hit the upright, but they were awarded a penalty late on which was converted and made for an Martel's four goals made him the top scorer for the tournament and he was the only player to play every.

Report written by Guernsey Press.