Allen watches on as Rihoy inspires brilliant fightback

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

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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