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Armstrong should be fit for Siam Cup

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FLYING fullback Anthony Armstrong is likely to miss a few weeks but should be fit for the Siam after picking up a hamstring injury at Canterbury on Saturday.

An injured Anthony Armstrong leaves the field at Canterbury with medic Francesca McLuskey and team manager Megan Jones. (Picture by Mike Marshall, 24030265)

Armstrong had already scored Guernsey’s two tries during a good opening 10 minutes for Raiders at the Nation Two South promotion-chasers before leaving the field before quarter-of-an-hour had been played.

‘He went for another run and I felt he was going to make a break, but then his hamstring went,’ said coach Jordan Reynolds.

‘He is going to have a scan, but I imagine he should be back in April.

‘We only went to Canterbury with eight backs, so losing Anthony early doors didn’t help us.’

Armstrong’s two tries – the first finishing off a move from the back of a scrum and the second an 80m interception – had edged Raiders 10-7 ahead.

However, his injury swung the momentum of the match and by half-time Canterbury were leading 31-10.

Raiders improved after the interval and scored a third try through Matt Creber as the game ended 38-15.

  • More in Tuesday's Guernsey Press.

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