Jordan Harris took his tally for the season to seven with two more strikes at Callington, these two goals along with the second in two starts for Rhys Parsons ensured that Rangers came back from Ginsters Country with all three points.
We were down to the bare bones with the playing squad missing four players through suspension and then late withdrawls when Brandon Parsons went down with a sickness bug and Beechy managed to cut his hand at work which needed eight stitches so he sat on the bench, only to be used in a dire emergency. So we started with a makeshift back four of Brad Riggs, James Ansell, Isaac Reed and Joel Letori but all four were worthy of “Man of the Match” performances as they slotted into their unaccustomed roles seemlessly. Up front Tom Beddow came in for his first start of the season having missed all pre season training with a groin strain.
The first half was dominated by our lads and it only took Jordan ten minutes to open his account turning his marker on the edge of the box and finishing with a shot which left the Cally keeper beaten in the bottom corner. With only one up front the home team were seldom a threat with Adam in goal a virtual spectator for long periods. On the half hour Rangers doubled their lead when Rhys took advantage of a defensive mix up to walk the ball into an empty net. The game could have been put to bed just before half time but the impressive Lewis Wight’s shot came back off the inside of the post.;
The home team changed their formation in the second half and were much more of a threat but they seldom looked like finding our net then with ten miutes remaining Jordan tried a speculative shot having spotted the keeper off his line and the ball drifted agonisingly over his head to make the game safe and secure the three points.
One disappointing outcome of the game was picking up four cautions. Two were hard to accept because they appeared to be very trivial offences but we had two for dissent. This is something we simply must eliminate from our game very quickly.
Team: Seedhouse-Evans, Riggs, Ansell, Reed, Letori, Greening, Langabeer, Parsons R(Cherry 80 mins), Harris, Wight, Beddow.