Guernsey vs Faversham Town – Saturday 7th March 2015, 1pm kick-off (Footes Lane Stadium, St Peter Port, Guernsey).
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Play-off contenders set for shootout
Faversham Town’s Dean Grant and joint top goalscorer Jack Harris will look to help Ray Turner’s men overpower Guernsey when two of the most prolific sides in the Ryman South go head-to-head.
Both teams will be looking to boost their respective bids to reach the Ryman South play-offs.
The Green Lions have won six matches in a row at Footes Lane to move within five points of fifth-placed Whyteleafe in 9th.
The home team’s revival has coincided with the return of star striker Ross Allen, although, Allen did miss their latest fixture on Tuesday. The Islanders went down to a 2-0 loss away at Three Bridges.
Meanwhile, the visitors – currently top scorers in the Ryman South – added another three goals to their tally for the campaign in victory over Redhill.
The result moved the Lilywhites six points clear in second place, as they edged towards securing their spot in the season’s play-off finale.
In-form away striker Grant sealed the points in the final moments of normal time at Redhill for his 12th competitive goal of the season after also scoring in the abandoned fixture with Carshalton Athletic last Saturday.
It was the former Herne Bay frontman’s second registered goal in the past five games to stay clear in the second top goalscorer spot with Josh Stanford and Charley Robertson also on the scoresheet.
Whilst Harris, who hasn’t scored in six fixtures but remains top of the goal scoring pile with Wayne Wilson, also showed signs he was returning to form in Surrey.
He shot inches wide following a fantastic individual run in the second period.
In addition, Turner’s men will be able to welcome back David Botterill from suspension, while Matthew Bourne remains available and goalkeeper Robert French hopes to be available.
Though, the away defence will have a similarly tough job to keep the Islanders at Bay on Saturday.
Ryan-Zico Black, Allen, Jamie Dodd, Marc McGrath and Dave Rihoy have all scored at Footes Lane in recent wins.
“I predicted about five weeks ago Guernsey to get the last play-off spot,” admitted Turner ahead of Saturday’s trip to face the in-form islanders.
“A lot of people were ignoring them but I always thought they were a fit side and they now seem to have their goal scorer back in Mr. (Ross) Allen, they seem to be a real threat.
“But, we have got nothing to fear. I think it’s going to be a massive game for them, a huge crowd and important for both sides for different reasons. I think it keeps our momentum going.
“This team, this squad, deserves that second spot, but they have to go and earn it.”
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