Guernsey FC 'deserved' point after 1-1 draw with Carshalton Athletic

Craig Young
Craig Young was on target for Guernsey FC at Carshalton Athletic

Guernsey FC got their first away point since the end of September as they drew 1-1 at Carshalton Athletic on Tuesday.

Craig Young's equaliser five minutes from time secured a just a fourth point from the last possible 27 in the Isthmian League Division One South.

"It feels like a win for us," manager Tony Vance told BBC Radio Guernsey.

"Second half the fight was unbelievable, the spirit the lads showed was tremendous and they deserved that draw."

Guernsey move up a place to 18th in the division, four points off the relegation places.

Seven points from a possible 30: Guernsey FC's poor league form
Saturday, 27 Sept: Beat Horsham 4-2 (a)
Saturday, 4 Oct: Lost to Burgess Hill Town 2-0 (h)
Saturday, 11 Oct: Lost to Hastings United 4-1 (a)
Tuesday, 21 Oct: Lost to Tooting and Mitcham United 5-2 (a)
Saturday, 8 Nov: Lost to Herne Bay 4-3 (h)
Tuesday, 18 Nov: Lost to Merstham 8-0 (a)
Saturday, 22 Nov: Beat Chipstead 3-2 (h)
Tuesday, 25 Nov: Lost to Hythe Town 6-0 (a)
Saturday, 29 Nov: Lost to Whyteleafe 1-0 (a)
Tuesday, 2 Dec: Drew 1-1 with Carshalton Athletic (a)

The Green Lions' original fixture at Carshalton in October was postponed after and they only arrived 30 minutes before kick-off on Tuesday after more transport problems.

But despite that, Vance, whose side were narrowly beaten by Whyteleafe on Saturday, was pleased with how his team performed.

"That's two really strong performances in the last two games," he said.

"It shows me that we've really got something there and that we can still keep fighting even when everything's stacked against us."

Vance gave a first start in over two years to Jason Winch, while Jacob Machlowski made his debut in goal after

"Jacob played fantastically. He made one tremendous save in the first half and was put under a lot of pressure, but he did well.

"At the moment what we see is that perhaps we've got three goalkeepers now, which is fantastic for us."

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