Guernsey's Isthmian South Central opening day fixture against Thatcham Town will now take place away from home.

The Green Lions were due to host the Kingfishers at Footes Lane on Saturday 13th August, but work is still ongoing at Footes Lane to make sure the playing surface is ready for the new season, so this switch allows the groundstaff more time.

Furthermore, there are also works taking place ahead of the 2023 Island Games, which means we would not be able to accommodate supporters behind the goals.

The match will now take place at Thatcham's Waterside Park, with the home game now due to take place on Sunday 8th January, when the original away game was scheduled.

Refunds have been processed, so anyone who had already purchased a ticket for this fixture will should receive this in due course.

The club apologises for any inconveience this may cause, and extends its thanks to the Isthmian League and Thatcham Town for agreeing to the fixture switch.