First Team
Isthmian League South East Sat 14 December Oaklands Park
Chichester City

Chi will have their usual quartet of manager Miles Rutherford, No2 Graeme Gee and first team coaches Danny Potter and Dabba Killpartrick back in the dugout for the Guernsey game.

Speaking to theĀ Chichester Observer this week Dabba said, “We made history in the FA Cup but now the club and team need to prove themselves in this league.

“Saturday will be an extremely hard game and Guernsey are an excellent side so it will be another really good challenge for both the management team and for the club.”

Rutherford & Co have no injury worries ahead of this Isthmian South East encounter. Ryan Peake, who scored that history-making goal up at Tranmere in the second round of the FA Cup is available, as are Jimmy Wild, who missed the defeat at league leaders Hastings United through illness, and Gicu Iordache who also didn’t feature against the U’s having picked up a knock in the Sussex Senior Cup loss to Lewes.

Guernsey, one point off the play-off spots, lost 2-0 at home to Whitstable Town mid-week after going five games unbeaten – a red-hot run that included draws with Hastings and second place Cray Valley PM, together with wins over Ashford and Sevenoaks.

Chi’s form in the league has been good too. The loss at Hastings was their first Step 4 defeat since the second week of September.

The match kicks off at the earlier time of 2pm.

Live Premier League football will be on in the bar afterwards and supporters are welcome to come to the Christmas party in the clubhouse.