Vance calls it ‘two points dropped’ as Bedfont hold GFC

A SECOND home point of the season was better than nothing – but it should have been three for Guernsey FC on Saturday.

Guernsey FC substitute Keene Domaille is pulled back by Bedfont Sports captain Joseph Morrison, who was booked for this foul. (Pictures by Andrew Le Poidevin, 31513735)
Guernsey FC substitute Keene Domaille is pulled back by Bedfont Sports captain Joseph Morrison, who was booked for this foul. (Pictures by Andrew Le Poidevin, 31513735)

Not for the first time this season, the Green Lions were the better side at Footes Lane and took the lead against Bedfont Sports, thanks to Danny Hale’s first goal for the club in the 19th minute.

However, a goal out of nowhere from Bedfont’s best player Steven Ngunga brought the visitors level before half-time, and after the interval GFC knocked on the door for lengthy spells but could not conjure a winner.

The 1-1 draw means they remain behind their opponents in the Isthmian South Central table on goal difference.

‘Definitely two points dropped I think,’ said GFC manager Tony Vance on how he viewed the result.

‘Both goals were sort of classic Guernsey FC goals if you like. One, us carving them open and then one, the goal we conceded, punished for being a little bit expansive.’

Guernsey FC did have the ball in the net in the second half, but Jacob Fallaize was adjudged offside as he turned home a ball drilled into the box by Tom Dodds, which took a deflection on its way through a crowd of bodies.

‘I think Jacob is frustrated because he felt he was onside,’ Vance said.

‘I think he may have just timed his run just right, but it was tight.

‘At the end of the day, they will be very happy with the draw and we’re frustrated.

‘I think that shows where and how we’re playing – the team we are playing against beat Walton & Hersham, who are absolutely flying, in midweek, so it shows how this league is.

‘Anyone who has watched us over the last few games, the away games as well, the aggression is there, the performance has been there, just missing the points now.’

The result saw both sides rise one place in Isthmian South Central as they overtook Thatcham Town, who lost at Walton & Hersham.

In the clash of the top two, Marlow beat leaders Northwood 3-0.

  • GFC match report in Monday's Guernsey Press.

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