Tony Vance: Guernsey FC draw 'classic' example of fight

Tony Vance

Guernsey FC manager Tony Vance says Saturday's draw with Merstham exemplified his side's fight against the odds.

The Green Lions only had 13 outfield players available for their Isthmian League Division One South clash at the Moatside Stadium.

And twice they fought back from two goals down to draw 3-3, extending their unbeaten league run to nine games.

"It's a classic example of what we are up against," Vance told BBC Guernsey.

"Here we are with 13 outfield players, as are the logistical problems of coming away, and we are up against a team that has just signed four players."

The Green Lions were 2-0 down before Ross Allen pulled one back from the penalty spot.

Liam Wright restored the hosts' two-goal advantage, but Dominic Heaume turned in an Allen cross to give the visitors hope before Allen completed the comeback with a free-kick on 71 minutes.

Guernsey are sixth in the table, but have a game in hand on all sides above them.

"We have a real tough group of games coming, and this [result] can dictate if we are going to be in the mix or not," Vance said.

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