Three in line to make Guernsey FC debuts

JUST over 72 hours after their incredible FA Vase success, Guernsey FC will look to do it all over again tonight as they face the next hurdle in their CCL Premier Challenge Cup defence.

Nigel Hutton slides in Guernsey FC’s fifth goal during extra time of the FA Vase fourth-round victory over Rye United on Saturday. Hutton is set to start tonight’s CCL Premier Challenge Cup tie at Epsom & Ewell. (Picture by Andy Nunn, 1301114)
Nigel Hutton slides in Guernsey FC’s fifth goal during extra time of the FA Vase fourth-round victory over Rye United on Saturday. Hutton is set to start tonight’s CCL Premier Challenge Cup tie at Epsom & Ewell. (Picture by Andy Nunn, 1301114)

JUST over 72 hours after their incredible FA Vase success, Guernsey FC will look to do it all over again tonight as they face the next hurdle in their CCL Premier Challenge Cup defence.

But it will be a new-look Green Lions team that looks to shock high-flying Epsom & Ewell in the last-16 tie, as a number of key names are injured or being rested.

GFC coach Tony Vance has opted to leave behind captain Sam Cochrane, Dave Rihoy, Simon Geall and Kieran Mahon among others, which means a maximum of five starters from the weekend’s win over Rye will feature.

There are call-ups for defenders Charlie Pinsard and Naro Zimmerman plus young midfielder Sam Hall, who are all set for their debuts, as well as Carl Wallbridge.