Vance cheered by Green Lions switch

GREEN LIONS players will face much different opposition next season.

Hello again... Nine years have past since the Green Lions were beating Bedfont Sports in a vital top of the table Combined Counties League Division One clash at Footes Lane. The two sides will renew acquaintances in the Isthmian South Central league next season. (Picture by Adrian Miller, 29563852)
Hello again... Nine years have past since the Green Lions were beating Bedfont Sports in a vital top of the table Combined Counties League Division One clash at Footes Lane. The two sides will renew acquaintances in the Isthmian South Central league next season. (Picture by Adrian Miller, 29563852)

The club yesterday had it confirmed they will play in Isthmian South Central Division.

The 20 allocated sides comprise old faces such as Tooting and Mitcham United, South Park and Whyteleafe, but the majority of the sides GFC have not come across previously.

GFC coach Tony Vance called it ‘exciting’.

‘It is a new beginning for us and good timing, with football having not been around for 18 months.

‘There are some teams in there with some history – the likes of Staines, Basingstoke and Tooting and Mitcham. Three big clubs with good pedigree.’

Vance admits he had heard a rumour that his club might be on the move and he also welcomed it for logistical reasons.

‘The trips had been getting more difficult and hopefully it will provide some fresh motivation for our players and the potentially new ones coming in.

‘I was hoping to be moved, to be honest.’

  • The full list is (alphabetical order) Ashford Town, Basingstoke Town, Bedfont Sports, Binfield, Bracknell Town, Chalfont St Peter, Chertsey Town, Chipstead, Guernsey FC, Hanwell Town, Marlow, Northwood, South Park, Staines Town, Sutton Common Rovers, Thatcham Town, Tooting and Mitcham United, Uxbridge, Westfield and Whyteleafe.

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