Tony Vance: 'Woeful' first half costs Guernsey FC chance at Hastings Town

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Guernsey FC have lost just one of their last four games

Guernsey FC boss Tony Vance criticised his team's first-half performance in their 3-1 loss at Hastings Town.

Trailing 2-0 at half-time, Frank Tobin pulled one back after the break before a late third for the hosts.

"We were woeful in the first half. We just weren't at the races and they completely dominated us," Vance said.

"In the second half they were much better, they took the game to them and as dominant as Hastings were in the first half, we were in the second."

The loss saw Guernsey slip to 19th place in Isthmian League Division One South.

The islanders had to play without leading scorer Ross Allen, who was injured. The forward had scored eight goals in Guernsey FC's previous six matches.

"We always miss Ross," Vance told BBC Radio Guernsey. "His goalscoring is second-to-none, but it's his hold-up play and the way the ball is retained when it gets to him.

"It's something the players will hopefully be able to replicate when he's not around because I don't know whether he could have played today, but he didn't."

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