Guernsey FC lose at Worthing as Kieran Mahon dislocates shoulder
Guernsey FC lost another player to a serious injury as they lost 4-3 in a high-scoring game at Worthing.
After Craig Young gave them the lead just 14 seconds into the game, Kieran Mahon dislocated his shoulder 10 minutes before half time.
Worthing hit four goals after the break before Tom de la Mare and Dominic Heaume replied in stoppage time.
Guernsey stay 17th in the Isthmian League Division One South, having won only two of their last 12 matches.
"We scored after 14 seconds and we probably scored 89 minutes and 46 seconds too early," manager Tony Vance told BBC Radio Guernsey.
|7 points from a possible 36: Guernsey FC's poor league form|
|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)|
|Saturday, 6 Dec: Lost 3-0 to Walton Casuals (h)|
|Saturday, 13 Dec: Beat Whitstable Town 4-3 (a)|
|Wednesday 17 Dec: Lost 4-3 to Worthing (a)|
"At 4-1 they were probably worthy of that and deserved it as they really piled on the pressure in the second half.
"But to get it back to 4-3 shows it was respectable and I'm proud of everyone's efforts."
Injured Mahon has featured in every game bar two for Guernsey since 23 August and his loss follows long-term injuries suffered by Ross Allen, Simon Geall and Luke Winch.
"We've had so many serious injuries this year, it's getting ridiculous," Vance said.
"He's dislocated his shoulder so he'll be out for while, Josh (Steel) has done his hamstring and Mark McGrath had food poisoning so he had to come off as well.
"We're not having the luck at the moment, but that's the way it goes, you've got to keep plugging away and see where it takes you."