The Green Lions chairman Mark Le Tissier confirmed yesterday that his club have contacted the Isthmian League to inform them that they would like to resume their fixtures from 2 October.
While the players and coaching staff knuckle down to be ready for that South Central Division match away to Sutton Common Rovers, Le Tissier and his fellow board members have much to do behind the scenes as the uncertainty caused by the pandemic starts to clear.
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‘I’m going to be spending the rest of the week making all the travel arrangements and it is a very busy time from a comercial aspect as we have to go out to our sponsors to renew those deals and get finance in place.
‘That’s going to be a mammoth task.’
On the playing side of things, Jersey Bulls have probably done the Green Lions a favour this week by knocking Sutton Common Rovers out of the FA Cup by winning their replay 3-2 on Tuesday.
Although Le Tissier reported that the Isthmian League would have lined up another team for GFC on 2 October had Sutton Common Rovers been involved in the third qualifying round of the cup that is played that day, the fact that Rovers’ original tie with the Bulls was shown live on the BBC gave Tony Vance the chance to scout their first opponents.