Guernsey captain Jamie Dodd is included in the squad as the Green Lions take on old friends Hartley Wintney for the Mike Thomas Memorial Trophy on Saturday afternoon. Dodd returns after playing 90 minutes in a training game against local side Rangers on Thursday evening.
There are returns for several players that did not make the trip to the Isle of Man, including Joe Alvarez, Sam Murray and Muratti man Jake Lowe, who all lined-up against Stansfeld a fortnight ago. Kieran Mahon, who captained the side in that game, is also back.
Of those who contested the Skipton Cup last weekend, Paris Pereira has a hamstring problem, while Glenn Le Tissier is out with an ankle injury, and Ben Le Tocq is away.
The full squad is as follows: Addison, Marsh, McKane, Vaudin, Solway, Fallaize, Dodd, Lowe, Alvarez, Dodds, K Mahon, L Mahon, Loaring, Wallace, Domaille.
Southern League Premier Division side Hartley Wintney were the Green Lions’ opponents for their first ever competitive away game in August 2011, when a bag mix-up at the airport meant Tony Vance’s side had to play in their hosts’ home kit for the first half. A late leveller saw Guernsey have to settle for a 2-2 draw.
The Sarnians beat The Row 4-0 in the return at Footes Lane before both sides were promoted from Division One to the Premier Division of the Combined Counties League, GFC as champions.
The following season, Guernsey won the first meeting 4-3 away from home before meting out an 8-1 thrashing at Footes Lane in the second of a momentous four games in four days to end the season, with the Green Lions again earning promotion.
The Hampshire side won the Premier Division in 2016 but were unable to claim promotion because they had not met the deadline for the required ground improvements. However, they rectified that and went up as champions a year later, then achieving another promotion to the SCEL Premier Division via the play-offs in 2018.
Saturday’s game at the Corbet Field kicks off at 2.30pm. Tickets are £5 for adults and £1 for under-16s, only payable on the gate. The club is refunding all those who purchased tickets online for the original fixture at Footes Lane, and should now have been contacted by email to inform them of the change.
As the Corbet Field is a smaller venue, parking is more scarce, so supporters are encouraged, where possible, to car share, walk or use public transport.