Herm up for Railway Cup challenge
Thursday 5th September 2013, 4:00PM BST.
TWO seasons on from their last competitive GFA appearance, Herm are back and determined to enjoy themselves in the resurrected Railway Cup.
The team, who are made up mainly from the island’s residents, played their opening game of the new league on Monday night, losing out 8-3 to Fusion Rangers at Northfield.
Despite the final scoreline, they were level at 1-1 and behind only 3-2 at one stage in the first-half, before a Rangers goal blitz put them out of sight by half-time, leading 6-2 at the interval.
Either way, it is a far cry from Herm’s only two previous competitive matches when they played in two successive Guernsey FA Cups in 2010-11 and 2011-12.
On both occasions, they had the misfortune to come up against the teams who would go on to win the Priaulx League that season, namely St Martin’s and North, recording 18-0 and 17-0 defeats respectively.
But with only two of the players from that North defeat still involved now, Herm’s manager Brett Moore is targeting some more realistic successes in the Railway.
‘Obviously, like any team, we would love to win every single game we play this season, but we were realistic enough to know that probably wouldn’t be the case,’ he said.