Guernsey FC play-off hopes a 'long shot' after Three Bridges loss

Tony Vance
Tony Vance has been in charge of Guernsey FC since the club was formed in 2011

Guernsey FC's hopes of an Isthmian League play-off place are a 'long shot' after their 2-0 loss at Three Bridges, according to boss Tony Vance.

Two second-half goals saw them lose for just the second time since Christmas.

A win would have put Guernsey just two points outside the play-off places.

"Just because we haven't taken three points, it's not a major catastrophe. We're chasing a play-off spot and it's going to be a long shot if we get there," Vance told BBC Guernsey.

Guernsey FC's recent form
13 December: Beat Whitstable Town 4-3 (a)17 December: Lost to Worthing 4-3 (a)
20 December: Beat Sittingbourne 2-0 (a)27 December: Beat Redhill 3-1 (h)
10 January: Beat Corinthian Casuals 3-0 (h)17 January: Beat Walton and Hersham 3-0 (a)
24 January: Beat Tooting and Mitcham United 3-2 (h)7 February: Lost 3-0 to Burgess Hill Town (a)
14 February: Beat Horsham 2-1 (h)21 February: Beat Carshalton Athletic 2-0 (h)
28 February: Beat Hastings United 1-0 (h)3 March: Lost 2-0 to Three Bridges (a)

Ninth-placed Guernsey were without record goalscorer Ross Allen, Kieran Mahon, Glyn Dyer, Tom Strawbridge and Tom De La Mare, but despite their absence, Vance felt his side should have been good enough to win.

"Unfortunately we weren't clinical enough in the first half," Vance said.

"We had some great approach play and opened them up well, but we didn't finish off what we could have and should have done.

"They always looked like they might score as well, so it was a question of could we take our chances and we didn't."