Dodds latest GFC player to join Manzur

ISLAND and GFC midfielder Thomas Dodds has switched to Manzur, adding to Vale Rec’s problems at the bottom end of the FNB Priaulx League.

Thomas Dodds’ last game for Vale Rec was against Manzur, who he has now joined. (Picture by Adrian Miller, 28799506)
Thomas Dodds’ last game for Vale Rec was against Manzur, who he has now joined. (Picture by Adrian Miller, 28799506)

Dodds had requested on Friday a transfer to Mark Romeril’s side where he will find several Green Lions colleagues waiting and although Vale initially objected to the move, it is believed once a settling of a subscription issue was dealt with the transfer was approved.

The player has been a Vale player all through the youth ranks and with the GFC project on hold for a season, his decision to change domestic clubs will be an understandable added frustration for Craig Tyrrell’s side, if he does not already have enough on his plate. They lost 2-0 in Alderney on Saturday and remain next to bottom on the ladder.

Manzur coach Mark Romeril said he will be ‘a good addition’ to his squad with a large dollop of understatement.

‘He’s a good lad and we want him to enjoy his football. I expect him to be included on Wednesday [against Rangers].’

The big weekend story on the pitch was Belgraves delivering a blow to Rovers’ title chase in a nine-goal thriller at the Track on Friday night.

Four times Bels were behind and each time they levelled before Marc McGrath won it for them late on to complete a hat-trick.

Coach Alfie Le Page thought it was a deserved win, although Rovers thought otherwise and Tom Strawbridge later tweeted he could say a few things but wouldn’t as it would only mean instant suspension.

‘We played the better football,’ said Le Page.

‘“Cholt” [Charlton Gauvain] was dropping too deep in the first half, but we said at half-time “get up there, stay up there and your skill will get you past them”. It worked.’

Le Page added: ‘ It was one of those games where you think it is unfair if either side loses. It was end to end, but we’ll take it.’

  • Match reports in Monday's Guernsey Press.

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