Away ties for GFC in Cup and Trophy

TONY VANCE admits Guernsey FC ‘could have been given a kinder draw’, as they will be on their travels in their inaugural FA Cup and FA Trophy campaigns.

TONY VANCE, pictured, admits Guernsey FC ‘could have been given a kinder draw’, as they will be on their travels in their inaugural FA Cup and FA Trophy campaigns.

After public support saw them raise the finances needed to enter the competitions for the first time, Green Lions fans awaited the preliminary round draws with baited breath yesterday.

Having being drawn away for six of their eight FA Vase ties last season, it was perhaps of little surprise that GFC were drawn away in both against fellow step four sides.

Their opponents in the FA Cup are Crawley Down Gatwick, who are one of GFC’s Ryman South league rivals, as are both Hastings United and Ramsgate, who the victors will travel to in the first qualifying round.

However, the FA Trophy draw does look kinder, as Barkingside are away first up, a side who like GFC, were promoted from step five last season.