Guernsey FC beat Ashford Town 3-1 as Matt Loaring scores twice

Matt Loaring
Matt Loaring has scored seven goals in his last eight Guernsey FC appearance

Guernsey FC's good form continued as they won 3-1 at Ashford Town.

Matt Loaring smashed home from close range following a goalkeeping error to give Guernsey a fifth-minute lead.

Scott Day volleyed into the top corner from Ben Holder's cross 20 minutes later for a deserved Ashford equaliser.

But Loaring doubled his tally from the penalty spot after 52 minutes following a foul on Charlton Gauvain, before Gauvain made it 3-1 13 minutes later as he took advantage of a defensive error.

Loaring took his tally to 11 goals for the season - seven of them coming in his last eight appearances for the Green Lions.

The win was a third in four matches for Tony Vance's side and just their second away from Footes Lane this season.

It sees them consolidate 16th place in Isthmian League South Central while Ashford remain eight points above the relegation zone and are now five points behind the islanders.