Crawley Down Gatwick 1, Guernsey FC 3
Saturday 31st August 2013, 4:45PM BST.
A superb performance saw Guernsey FC bring the FA Cup to the Channel Islands in style with a 3-1 preliminary round win at Crawley Down Gatwick.
On their debut in the famous competition, the Green Lions were 2-0 up within eight minutes, through Matt Loaring’s stunning strike and Marc McGrath’s close range effort.
The hosts halved the deficit from the penalty spot before half-time, but Ross Allen’s goal from his own penalty midway through the second half sealed the win.
Next up for GFC is a first qualifying round trip to Hastings United on 14 September, after they defeated Ramsgate 1-0.
Match report, reaction and analysis in Monday’s Guernsey Press