'Sarnies' so tasty

EGHAM TOWN have underlined that Guernsey FC will have to work hard to overhaul them at the top of the CCL Premier Division after a 7-1 hammering of Molesey on Saturday.

Star performer Naro Zimmerman goes up for a high ball at St Peter’s where Vale Rec won by a solitary goal to maintain their Priaulx League title push. (Picture by Adrian Miller, 1302470)
Star performer Naro Zimmerman goes up for a high ball at St Peter’s where Vale Rec won by a solitary goal to maintain their Priaulx League title push. (Picture by Adrian Miller, 1302470)

EGHAM TOWN have underlined that Guernsey FC will have to work hard to overhaul them at the top of the CCL Premier Division after a 7-1 hammering of Molesey on Saturday.

While the Green Lions were sidelined for another weekend, Egham were destroying a team that had shared the spoils with GFC just a month ago, gaining a 4-0 half-time lead.

A hat-trick from Jamie Read, supported by Brendan Matthew’s brace and single strikes from Kemo Maphela and Joel Jacobs, saw the ‘Sarnies’ move 15 points clear of GFC, albeit having played seven games more than the Lions.

Second-placed Epsom & Ewell also kept the pressure up in beating Dorking 3-2 with a late winner to secure their ninth successive league victory, although there was some good news for GFC elsewhere.

Another of their title rivals, Badshot Lea, were thumped 4-1 at their Weycourt home by Windsor, who raced into a four-goal lead by the hour mark.

Comments for: "'Sarnies' so tasty"

milly

questions need to be asked about the state of foots lane pitch,it was known gfc were going to play there and something should have been done to improve the drainage in the first place.

it is no good saying we had a lot of rain when other teams played on theirs when gfc had to cancel their games.

laurie carre

This beats it all, a photo of a local game,and then a write up of ccl results

Jabby

completely agree laurie. i noticed that the only other ground, besides footes lane, that didnt have a match on it this weekend was the track. it must have been playable at the track but i think gfc are losing friends and support everywhere right now. online forums seem to be continually gfc bashing and lots of people in guernsey are getting sick and tired of pages and pages of gfc news, even when they dont play. gfc could have used the track on saturday and i take it as a statement from bels that they did not let them. could rob batiste and his colleagues end up closing gfc? one thing is for sure he is creating more enemies for them with his continued gfc writing mission. are locals getting to the point where they have had enough? yes in my opinion

GuernseySeasiderUK

To any "Green Lions" supporters travelling to Spalding next weekend.

Any chance of a Guernsey Gache and bottle of VB for a couple of old "Donkeys" in exile?

laurie carre

MILLY, you couldnt have a worse place for a sports field,everything floods down from higher parishes, i dont know if any work has been carried out in recent years, but when first worked on many years ago, it was said then that there would always be problems with flooding, so sadly it will always be a problem.

Herbert Roth

Footes Lane probably isn't the right place for the home of GFC. Not only is the land low-lying the pitch is also the home of GRUFC, which means it gets heavy use, especially in the winter months.

GFC need their own home and that means a brand new pitch somewhere. Creating a 'New Den' would also make it easy to comply with all the various requirements of higher league football. Perhaps the States can help with a suitable location?

That just leaves the problem of where the money's going to come from.

nic

milly gfc elected to play their games at footes lane they should have done their homework and realised how bad the flooding is but why now just because gfc play there should the drainage be sorted rugby athletics have managed so far just as hockey does as they suffer from flooding too. Lets face it gfc want to be the big stars so let them sort a new stadium for themselves as it is the whole area is going to be spoilt by a 6ft high black wooden fence how the he-- did they get permission for that

Phil

Looking at the GFC and Guernsey Rugby Club remaining fixtures, it appears that they are both due to play at Footes Lane on Sat 23rd February, how's that going to work?

Also GFC are due to play there on Sun Mar 10th after GRC have played on Sat 9th, and Sun 7th Apr and Sun 21st Apr after GRC have played on Sat 6th and Sat 20th.

Does anyone have any faith at all that the pitch will stand up to this over use, which doesn't even take into account the other dozen or so fixtures that are scheduled before the end of April?

GM

Nic

I think you'll find that hockey is played on the astro and so flooding is not an issue for them. We've had the wettest winter in years - very hard to deal with that.

Herbert Roth

I can't see taxpayer money being made available for this, can you? Maybe the States could lend the money to GFC on commercial terms, with appropriate guarantees and security in place. However a better option might be for GFC to strike a deal with Bels to buy a share of the Track and enhance it for mutual benefit. Maybe need to strike a short-term deal for this season.

Phil

Those fixtures clearly depend on it stopping raining soon!