Rangers really dug deep on the all weather pitch at Plymouth Marjon on Saturday to come away with the three points and make it 3 wins on the bounce.
We welcomed back Mike Humphreys and Josh Baxter in place of George Painter who was struggling with his knee and likewise Lloyd Beech.
With a strong wind blowing in off the sea and the difficult surface it was always going to be a scrappy game and so it proved. The home team might have scored in the first minute but Luke Vernon showed again what fine form he is in to pull off a very smart save. Rangers took the lead, deservedly, on the half hour when Jack Bryant drove a fierce half volley home from the edge of the box. The home team were then denied a penalty when Langers appeared to handle in the box but the referee was unmoved although only five minutes later he made amends for his oversight when gifting a penalty to Marjon for a very harsh handball. Justice was done! Luke got a hand to the penalty but not enough to prevent the ball hitting the back of the net.
The second half continued to be a scappy affair, Jack Lewis missed a guilt edged chance with 15 minutes to go and Rangers were luckly when a speculative cross rebounded out off the upright. Then with oth injury time looming we got the breakthrough when a Jack Lewis corner was helped on by Langers and was goalbound but Conor Bryant was on hand to make sure the ball crossed the line and it was 3 points in the bag.
Clive commented after the game “That performance proved to me that we have the ability in the team to battle through games like this and to get a result. There is no atmosphere at the ground with virtually no supporters so it was down to the players themselves to create their own atmosphere and that is exactly what they did.”