Rangers came out second best against a good Brixham side on Saturday losing 3-1 ater taking the lead early in the second.
Rangers gave a first league start to Jordan Lovibond and he was soon a threat down the left flank as the home team created several reasonable chances although Brixham did miss a sitter from close range before Joe Moore did well to keep the scoresheet blank when he blocked a Josh Parry one on one chance.
The game remained goalless at half time but it was not long before Rangers took the lead when Joe Chamberlain excellently lobbed the keeper to give Rangers the lead. Brixham soon reacted though and there seemed no danger Josh Parry picked up a long through ball but despite being surrounded by three defenders he still managed to wriggle his was through and poke the ball past our keeper. Just five minute later and Rangers went behind when a debateable penalty was awarded when Stuart Bowker made the most of a James Ansell challenge. Brother Robbie strode up to score from the spot. Unfortunately Langers upset the referee with an unacceptable remark which meant 10 minutes in the sin bin. Worse was to follow as Mitch Woodgate left a back pass short which was seized on by Tom Kelly who had the simple task of stroking the ball into an empty net. Dean Stamp was introduced along with Dan Baily but it proved to be too little too late and the game ended 3-1 to The Fishermen.
Liam thought that Brixham were a useful side who will be challenging for honours at the end of the season but agreed that we paid the price for some pretty poor defending which we will need to improve on.
Tuesday night Honiton Town are the visitors to Edenvale Park kicking off at 7.30pm.