Bit of an odd weekend awaits. Saturday afternoon with no football. How does that work, then?
And then odder still. Sunday. The mighty whites are playing - but most of us will not be there to witness and experience the occasion.
So. Firstly. If you are making the trip to Footes Lane - good on you. You'll have a day to remember. You see things that supporters of Ryman South teams just don't get to see. This is no outing to Tooting and Mitcham. Savour the moment.
For the team and the club officials flying out early on Sunday. Focus. Confidence. Purpose. Victory is yours for the taking.
And for the mere mortals left behind on this side of the Channel - we'll be there in spirit. 2pm Sunday we'll be hitting "refresh" on the Live Scores every minute. The texts of the latest bits of news will be flying between us. The final score will bring unbridled joy in living rooms and bars across Faversham and beyond.
Yes. This is an odd weekend. But, Jeez, I'm looking forward to it .
COME ON YOU WHITES!!
Last Edit: Feb 12, 2016 21:31:17 GMT by shoutymark
Fully concur with Mr. shoutymark on this. Fine words indeed. Tomorrow, all thoughts will be focused on happenings over on those Channel Islands. There in sprit? - absolutely. We'll be there, checking every minute for updates, because it matters (hugely).
So COYW, a big result beckons. Wishing all there, the very, very best. COYW.
Yeah. Apologies for the interuption to posts during the second half, due to driving. And whilst I could get Mrs Shouty to keep checking the twitter feed every 5 minutes, it was bit too much of an ask to get her to update the Forum at the same time! But that's valentine's day for you...
Anyway, what a fantastic result. To get a winner in the 95th, away from home, against a team above us in the league (well, previously above us), after a stupidly early morning start at the airport for the players, is just tremendous.
Following the updates that were tweted every minute was a whole new experience in tension. But to "see" the winner go in had me literally jumping for joy - fortunately having pulled in to Clacketts Lane services to catch the last couple of minutes.
What an afternoon.
What a result!
Last Edit: Feb 14, 2016 16:50:25 GMT by shoutymark
Guernsey 1-2 Faversham Town Guernsey suffered a last-minute defeat for the second weekend in a row as they conceded at the end of each half to lose 2-1 to Faversham Town.
Faversham were the better team on the day and the Green Lions struggled to get going in the second half especially.
The Salters had the first real chance when Stanford got past Dodd in the area and found Harvey six yards out, but the Faversham striker slipped as he shot and Tardif held onto it.
Ross Allen brought a save from William Godmon on 10 minutes after the striker was played in by Dom Heaume in a closely-contested start.
The pair then swapped roles as Allen turned provider for the opener. He had got on the end of Heaume's flick-on and then played a delightful backheel back into Heaume path. GFC's record appearance maker curled a lovely low left-footed shot out of reach of Godmon's dive and into the far corner for 1-0.
Craig Young dragged a shot wide from a corner and Maxted's distance effort whistled just over Tardif's crossbar as the away side began to shade it. Dodd and Sam Cochrane both had to make last-ditch clearances from dangerous crosses.
It looked like the Sarnians would see it out for a half-time lead but were pegged back with just a minute to go until the break when Dyer fouled his marker 25 yards out. George Monger's low free-kick went through a crowd of bodies in the area and found the corner to equallise and frustrate the Green Lions - a horrible time to concede.
That gave the visitors a fresh impetus and they looked most likely to score in the second half, although Glyn Dyer came close for the hosts when Ross Allen had got to the byline from Young's through ball and crossed. Dyer went for the shot from six yards but the Faversham defender made a vital block.
Harvey (twice) and Renford Tenyue were both denied by comfortable saves from Tardif, while Stanford's rader was off as he miscued twice. Charley Robertson also fired wide.
Allen had a free-kick on the edge of the D that was deflected behind by the Faversham wall on 16 minutes and Luke Winch's shot from the corner of the box flew narrowly wide within minutes of him coming on as a substitute.
Then it was Faversham's turn again from a short free-kick as Robertson's shot was blocked and Harvey put the rebound wide with five minutes left of normal time.
Guernsey were then let off the hook in stoppage-time when substitute Liam King's shot smacked the inside of the post.
But that was a warning for what was to follow. The game ticked into the 95th minute due a to a long stoppage earlier when Jamie Maxted was stretchered off injured. It was his replacement King who was able to turn in the box and find the corner to snatch all three points at the death.
A very disappointing afternoon for the Green Lions, who dropped out of the play-offs into sixth and were leapfrogged by their conquerors, who also have a game in hand.
Highlights will be available on GFCTV soon, while a comprehensive match report will be in Monday's Guernsey Press.
A heroic performance. Struggling to put into words how good this feels. FanBloodyTastic. What a result.
Love the post on the GFC twitter. Finishes with "against a seriously good FTFC team". Says it all for me. Because that's what we are capable of. Seriously good.
I cannot begin to describe the inappropriate celebrations I indulged in when news of a) George Monger's equaliser and b) Liam King's 95th minute winner came through. I should be ashamed of myself. Never mind.