Visiting boss says GFC are on the up
THREE wins on the bounce for the Green Lions was perhaps asking too much and Hythe Town duly showed their Bostik SE title credentials with a 2-0 win in the Footes Lane murk.
But the Cannons’ boss Sam Denly was full of praise for the home team who again produced some luscious football without a killer touch, the sort of which was provided by the visitors big No. 9 and top scorer, Zak Ansah.
‘Guernsey are a good side and we knew that,’ said Denly in the bowels of the Garenne Stand afterwards.
‘They are a much better side [now] and my No. 2 watched them at Sevenoaks last week and the report back was what a good side they are.
‘I thought they were a big, strong team today and I’m sure they will climb the table playing like that.
‘It was a good game of football to be honest, between two good teams and we were a bit more clinical in front of goal.
‘Ansah’s first goal today was worldly strike.’
Steve Sharman, again deputising for Tony Vance, said it was a disappointing display up front from his team.
‘It was a game we could have won, but we just weren’t good enough in the final third, which is sometimes our Achilles’ heel.
‘But here we are at the stage now that we are disappointed with such a result against a top-three team, which means that we must obviously be moving forward.
‘But we must not hide away for the fact that we had enough chances to score goals and we didn’t.’
Hythe led from a cracking early strike from Ansah and made the game safe with a second on 63 minutes from the stylish midfielder, Jack Sammoutis.
- Match report in Monday's Guernsey Press.