You probably already know this but, in case you don't, Mike Thomas was announced as winner of the Michael Lucas Sporting Hero award at last night's CI Sports Personality of the Year extravaganza at the Hotel de France in Jersey.
Mike couldn't attend the awards night as he's lounging around Grand Anse beach sipping Clarke's Court Pure White, but if you go to the Guernsey FC website you should find a video of him being presented with the award in the dressing room at the ARS by Tony Vance.
Tomorrow we're to Three Bridges where we won quite comfortably last season through 4 goals from Ross Allen. The half time team talk in the home dressing room could be heard by almost anybody within a half mile radius of the ground, it could have been written by Andy Murray's other half.
They're 1 place and 1 point behind us and their last 6 matches have seen 2 wins, 3 defeats and 1 draw. The wins include a 3-0 at home to Tooting & Mitcham on 20th January. We beat them 8-1 at the ARS earlier this season but, notwithstanding we've won 5 on the bounce, expect it to be closer tomorrow.
There's no Cockers or Strawbridge and, at the moment, just a 14 man squad. No problems with the names travelling but a change in the centre of defence is never particularly welcome, neither is a short handed squad (there's a chance another name will be added though). Could be one of those games where throwing caution to the wind pays off, especially in an effort to get an early goal or two. Anyway, here's the squad:-
Tardif, Mahon, Mackay, Steel, Dodd, Winch, de la Mare, Black, Dyer, Loaring, Rihoy, Heaume, Mcgrath, Allen.
If you're travelling tomorrow you can find essential info here. Given the early kick off a train to Three Bridges then a rest in the Plough is probably a good compromise. Decent clubhouse at the ground, though, which makes up for having to stand in the carpark for one half of the match.
Keep it Green
Allez les Verts!!