Allen ‘best forward in the league’ – Vance

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Ross Allen scores
Ross Allen’s late goal puts Guernsey FC 2-1 up against Thatcham Town

Guernsey FC striker Ross Allen remains the best in the league, according to coach Tony Vance.

Having superbly set up Matt Loaring’s first goal, Allen scored Guernsey’s second and they secured their fifth win of the season.

“I think he’s the best striker in the league and his numbers are second to none,” Vance told BBC Guernsey.

Allen, who won the Oceania Champions League with New Zealand side Team Wellington in 2018 and played in the 2019 Club World Cup, has scored 289 goals for the club in 310 games, with his goal against Thatcham being his fifth in eight appearances this season. season.

“He often saves us. He did really well on Matt’s goal and obviously got his at the far post,” Vance added.

“Believe it or not, he’s always in and around that area, that’s where he knows he’s going to get something, but you have to give the throw credit, it was a perfect throw and a great move; even though it was a touch, he did what he wanted. it does.

“We are lucky to have quality players and we need them to show up when things get tough.”

With the win, Guernsey moved up to fourth from bottom of the Isthmian League South Central, eight points clear of the relegation places.

“The curve is going up in terms of our performances, over the last two or three months they’ve been really good,” Vance added after the win.

“We’ve been unlucky in the games, we probably don’t deserve to be where we are in terms of our performances, but you have to hit it at the right time and fortunately in the last four minutes we did that.”

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