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Back to back wins for Guernsey FC

Guernsey FC thrashed Walton Casuals 4-1 to secure their second successive win in Ryman South.

Goals from Dave Rihoy, Ross Allen, Marc McGrath and Craig Young wrapped up the three points at Footes Lane.

Allen's strike continued his rich vein of form this term, as he scored his sixth goal in the last five games.

The result follows the Green Lions' first win of the season on Saturday, 5-1 against Herne Bay.

Next up for Tony Vance's side is a trip to Lewes on Saturday.

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'There should be no means testing at all', says JEYA

The Jersey Early Years Association has described today's vote on nursery care as 'a hollow victory'.

All nursery places in Jersey will now be mean-tested for free Pre school care under new plans passed by Jersey’s government.

20 hours a week of free care will be available for all families with a household income under £85,000.

For families earning above up to £100,000, there is a sliding scale, so they will get a reduced amount of free care.

But households with an income of over £100,000, will no longer be eligible for any nursery funding.

The vote in favour of means testing all parents accessing nursery provision is a victory, but a hollow one. JEYA have always stated that our preference is to have no means testing at all. Pre school education is such a crucial part of a child’s development, that no child should be denied that right to have early years education because of their parents income and/or the lottery of a free States Nursery place. We hope that the Minister and Director of Education will look at other ways to save funds and scrap means testing altogether and work in partnership with the private sector.

– Val Payne, Chair JEYA

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Vance keen to build on positives from Herne Bay win

Guernsey FC's manager wants his team to build on the positives from their first win of the season as they prepare to host Walton Casuals tonight in Ryman South.

Tony Vance's men secured a morale boosting 5-1 victory over Herne Bay on Saturday to get their season up and running after a difficult start.

Now the Green Lions boss wants more from his squad ahead of a tough looking fixture against Casuals who have only been beaten once so far this term.

It'll be another tough game because [Walton Casuals] are doing well but we've got to look at the positives from [the win over Herne Bay] and try and do that in 70-80 minutes rather than flashes here and there for 40 or 50 minutes.

– TONY VANCE, MANAGER, GUERNSEY FC

Vance has stuck with the same squad that recorded their first win of the campaign on Saturday as the Sarnians look to climb away from the bottom end of the table.

States vote to means test all nursery places in Jersey, by 27-13

All nursery places in Jersey will now be mean-tested for free pre-school care under new plans passed by Jersey’s government today.

Currently, every child is allowed 20 hours of free care at private nurseries each week.

Now, that provision will be means-tested for private and States-run nurseries.

20 hours a week of free care will be available for all families with a household income under £85,000.

For families earning above up to £100,000, there is a sliding scale, so they will get a reduced amount of free care.

Families with a household income of over £100,000, will no longer be eligible for any nursery funding.

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