Trebert set for second GFC start

TONY VANCE is happy to give Nick Trebert, the grandson of island legend Colin Renouf, another start as Crawley Down Gatwick head into the island for the New Year’s Day game.

TONY VANCE is happy to give Nick Trebert, the grandson of island legend Colin Renouf, another start as Crawley Down Gatwick head into the island for the New Year’s Day game.

Vance is demanding a third straight win to keep his side in the thick of the play-off pack and with Tom Martin remaining unwell and unavailable, he is perfectly happy to continue with the young Sylvan on the left flank of his back four.

Trebert, 17, was encouragingly composed and dependable in the 2-1 win over Corinthian-Casuals on Saturday, which was his first full 90 minutes for the Green Lions.

‘He’s a promising prospect, good on the ball, very controlled. Generally he made some good decisions,’ said Vance, who has seen him progress at close quarters at the Guernsey College Football Academy these past few months.

‘I think he is a classic example of the Academy’s work.

‘He was a very good basketballer and now GFC and the Academy has given him a new focus.’

Tomorrow’s squad very much mirrors the depleted one for the Corinthian-Casuals game, but on the plus side there is a return from suspension for Kieran Mahon and keeper Tom Creed, who was in action for North on Saturday.

Guernsey FC squad to play Crawley Down Gatwick tomorrow, 4pm kick off

Chris Tardif, Tom Creed, Angus Mackay, Sam Cochrane, Jamie Dodd, Nick Trebert, Matt Loaring, Dominic Heaume, Kieran Mahon, Glyn Dyer, Dave Rihoy, Marc McGrath, Ross Allen, Nigel Hutton and Danny Hale.