From CCL to telly
Wednesday 9th January 2013, 2:00PM GMT.
TONY VANCE, pictured, is past bothering answering the GFC detractors who continue to be unimpressed by the side’s unbeaten 20-match efforts in the Combined Counties League and the FA Vase.
But as he prepares his squad for the crunch clash with leaders Egham Town on Saturday, he is happy to hear that the so-called ‘glorified pub league’ in which his men play week in, week out, has produced two more professionals that were good enough to grace TV screens this week.
Two of the Cheltenham team who played Everton in the third round of the FA Cup, live on ESPN on Monday, were not so long ago in GFC’s league.
They were star winger Jermaine McGlashan, formerly of Raynes Park Vale, and the ‘big one up front played for Egham Town’.
Meanwhile, unconfirmed reports suggest that James McShane, who cancelled out Ross Allen’s goal at Molesey last weekend, could be heading back to the Ryman League where he was playing earlier this season for Chipstead.