Date Posted: 10/08/2018
Striker Will Fazakerley could make his competitive debut for Guernsey FC after being named in Tony Vance's squad to visit Whyteleafe for their Bostik South East season opener on Saturday.
Fazakerley featured for the first time in the Mike Thomas Memorial Trophy against Worthing last weekend and showed what an asset he can be to the Green Lions if he fully commits for the season, coming close to breaking the deadlock more than once.
He is part of a 15-man squad that heads to Church Road, where GFC are yet to win since the Leafe were promoted to this level (they managed a 3-2 in the FA Vase in October 2012).
Defender Frank Tobin, Seb Skillen and Matt Loaring are all added to the group that was selected for the Worthing friendly with Jordan Kelly, Keanu Marsh and Carlos Canha the three from that 15 who are not travelling. The latter only began training with the Green Lions in the last couple of weeks and so may have to wait a few more weeks before being selected for a competitive match - if he chooses to commit for the season. He is representing Rovers this weekend.
The full travelling squad is as follows: Stanton, F Tobin, Geall, Dodd, De La Mare, Dodds, L Mahon, Young, Skillen, Gauvain, Rihoy, Loaring, Smith, Pereira, Fazakerley.
Guernsey's four league visits to Whyteleafe have seen 1-0, 5-1, 4-3, and 2-0 defeats, the latter coming in the Green Lions last visit to Church Road early last season. The last meeting was at Footes Lane and saw Vance's side surrender a three-goal lead to draw 4-4.
Surrey-side Whyteleafe have resigned Eddie Dusane, who has spent the last two seasons as a professional in Ireland. They finished eighth in Bostik South last season and won five of their eight pre-season friendlies, losing the other three.
Saturday's match kicks off at 2pm. Due to UEFA broadcasting rules, the second half cannot be streamed live but fans unable to make it to Church Road can watch the first half and listen the second live on GFCTV and keep up to date on our social media channels. Highlights will be uploaded to GFCTV over the weekend, with the full 90-minute playback also available to subscribers.