Allen watches on as Rihoy inspires brilliant fightback

A TERRIFIC fightback helped Guernsey FC close in on Ryman South status for another season as they dented Hythe Town’s own promotion ambitions.

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A man to turn a game: Dave Rihoy’s superb strike on the brink of half-time gave his side a lifeline. (Picture by Steve Sarre)

The crowd at Footes Lane on Saturday may have been relatively sparse – only 554 which included Ross Allen who had just returned from his travels – but they were treated to a second-half home performance that had character and spirit in abundance.

From 0-2 behind after a pretty poor first half showing, they rallied – aided by Dave Rihoy’s superb strike seconds before the interval – and got their rewards late on with Seb Skillen’s fortuitous equaliser.

The irony was that they played far better for the final half-hour with 10 men after Angus Mackay had received his third sending off of the season for two bookable offences.

And when they learned a couple of hours later that biggest rivals Chatham Town had surprisingly slipped up at home to Godalming Town, this felt like an even bigger point.

  • More in Monday’s Guernsey Press.

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