Two games off for GFC as Covid hits

GUERNSEY FC's New Year schedule has been completely wiped out after the club were allowed to postpone matches tomorrow and on Monday due to a Covid outbreak within the squad.

The Guernsey Grealish: Alex Scott was featured in the Daily Mail as a player to watch in 2022,
(Picture by JMP UK, 30354041)
The Guernsey Grealish: Alex Scott was featured in the Daily Mail as a player to watch in 2022, (Picture by JMP UK, 30354041)

Manager Tony Vance had already expressed concerns about how he could raise match day squads for important away games against South Park tomorrow and Bedford Sports on Bank Holiday Monday.

Late last night the club announced that both games had been postponed and would be rearranged.

Although short-term it helps the club, adding to their backlog of games will not be a good thing if they cannot pull clear of the relegation zone in the Isthmian South Central.

Vance said that in two training sessions this week he had barely scraped together double figures.

Meanwhile, two fellow South-Central strugglers have made big signings.

Sutton Common Rovers, who were well beaten at Footes Lane, have signed five new players.

And Northwood announced the arrival of Binfield forward Josh Helmore, who has scored eight goals in 16 matches this campaign, including a run of five in five at the start of the season.

He previously had played a big part in Binfield’s run to the FA Vase Final at Wembley last season.

At a higher level, former GFC youngster Alex Scott scored his third Championship goal of the season against QPR, but his side conceded an injury time winner to the Hoops to go down 1-2.

And Scott has again been labelled ‘The Guernsey Grealish’, this time in a Daily Mail special highlighting 10 young players most likely to ‘break through’ in 2022.

The paper said that Premier League scouts have described him as the best from a batch of youngsters coming through at Ashton Gate ‘and foreign clubs are watching too’.

‘His style, in appearance with his socks rolled down, and on the ball – clever, committing players and winning free-kicks in dangerous areas – have contributed to the Grealish comparisons.’

Jersey boy Luke Harris, 16, at Fulham, is also on the featured list although he has yet to play in the first team.

Born and bred in Jersey, he was playing for St Paul’s before moving to Fulham two years ago.

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