Date Posted: 02/07/2018
GuernseyFC.com crunches the numbers for another season containing plenty of highs and lows for the Green Lions…
Guernsey improved on their wins and points totals and final league position in 2017/18 compared to the previous campaign, finishing 16th in Bostik South with 13 wins and 49 points. It marked the first time ever that the Green Lions have improved their league position in a table from the previous season (1st CCD1, 2011-12; 2nd CCPL, 2012-13; 4th ILD1S, 2013-14; 10th ID1S, 2014-15; 13th ID1S, 2015-16; 21st ID1S 2016-17).
We won two more matches (eight) at home than 2016-17 and improved our away form with five wins compared to three in the previous campaign.
The club set a new record of 14 games without victory over the Christmas period into early 2018, and a club-record eight straight defeats at the start of the season, but came out of both of those runs by following them up with strong spells of form which saw us closer casting an eye towards mid-table rather than over our shoulders towards the teams at the bottom.
The season figures are as follows:
Home: P 23, W 8, D 6, L 9, F 43 A 44, GD -1, PTS 30
Away: P 23, W 5, D 4, L 14, F 22, A 54, GD -32, PTS 19
Total: P 46, W 13, D 10, L 23, F 65, A 98, GD -33, PTS 49
Appearances: We used 38 players in 2017/18, two more than the previous season. 83 players have now represented GFC in our history. This season, the club gave debuts to nine players – Callum Stanton (on loan of Bournemouth), Will Dennis (on loan from Bournemouth), Harry Tobin, Miles Hardill, Frank Tobin, River Marsh, Kelechi Akpobire (on loan from Bristol City), Zac Felbabel and Callum Le Lacheur, while Ben Coulter returned to the island for a spell for his first appearances since 2012, and Kieran Mahon was involved again after battling back from a shoulder injury. Chris Tardif also made his 200th and final appearance when he came on in the final game of the season against Phoenix Sports – his first appearance in 18 months after breaking his leg. Jason Winch also appeared for the first time in nearly two years after battling back from a third serious knee injury.
All appearances were in the league due to no cup participation
39: Le Prevost.
36: Dodd, Gauvain, Dodds.
35: Pereira, Rihoy.
33: H Tobin.
28: De La Mare.
27: C Young.
26: K Marsh.
24: F Tobin.
11: Allen, Heaume.
10: Dyer, K Mahon.
9 : Mackay.
8 : Coulter, Smith.
7 : Cochrane, Legg.
5 : L Mahon.
4 : Akpobire, Felbabel, Le Lacheur.
3 : R Marsh.
1 : Addison, Hardill, Le Tissier, Steel, Tardif, J Winch.
8 : Young.
6 : Pereira.
4 : H Tobin.
3 : Dodd, Legg, Skillen, Loaring..
2 : De La Mare, Le Prevost, K Marsh.
1 : Akpobire, Black, Dodds, Gauvain, F Tobin.
1 own goal.
Five players (Harry Tobin, Frank Tobin, Akpobire, Gauvain, Keanu Marsh) all got their first goals for GFC this season, not forgetting Paris Pereira netting for the first time in five years against Molesey and going on the register half a dozen.
Guernsey FC have now played 341 competitive matches since our formation, We have won 165, drawing 57 and losing 119. We have scored 760 goals - with the 800 milestone likely to be reached during 2018/19 - conceding 590. The Green Lions have been victorious in 146 league games, drawing 52 and losing 108. They have scored 679 times and shipped 535.
Other notable milestones included Dave Rihoy making his 200th appearances for the club, while Jamie Dodd became only the second player to reach 250.
To see the full list of career appearances and goals, visit the statistics page under the team tab on the website.