Binfield pull plug on trip

GUERNSEY FC have played their last game of 2021 and the club will conduct a risk assessment to determine whether they fulfil their away games on New Year’s Day and two days later.

 (Picture by Sophie Rabey, 30298677)
(Picture by Sophie Rabey, 30298677)

Binfield FC were due here tomorrow but called off their trip yesterday over Covid concerns within their own camp and the risks here on the island.

GFC chairman Mark Le Tissier said it was still too early to take a view on whether the club will be able to fulfil their Isthmian South-Central schedule, which is already stretched due to missing the first two months of the season.

‘At the moment the FA are still keen for games to go ahead and it will only be the government, I expect, who will stop things,’ said Le Tissier.

‘Binfield have positive cases and a few of their players have expressed concern about travelling here.

‘They are worried that they come here, test positive and have to stay 10 days, miss Christmas and pick up the tab for it. I can understand their view fully.’

As for their quickfire away games at the start of January, Le Tissier said the club will have to conduct a risk assessment.

‘Clearly it is quite bad at the moment and we will have to take a look at it and see how we can play those games safely.’

GFC had been hoping to bid farewell to departing forward Carlos Canha tomorrow, but they will now not be able to do that in front of the Garenne Stand crowd before the player departs for Scotland on Sunday.

The Green Lions’ late postponement may, though, allow Rovers to say their own goodbyes to someone they regard as a club all-time great.

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