Both sides seemed happy to come away with a draw from this local derby with Elmore shading the first half and Rangers the second.
Rangers had Danny Baily starting in the place of Brandon Parsons who was enjoying a summer break in Greece with Ash Donohue returning to the squad as one of the substitutes. The visitors were indebted to keeper Rob Holmes who did well to keep out a towering header from Danny Tapp and then had to be on his toes to deflect a short range efoort from Ben Watson around the post. It was slightly against the run of play when Rangers took the lead when Evrard Yao got the better of the full back to score at the near post. The lead lasted 15 minutes before Ben Watson turned in a Jordan Charran cross to equalise.
Chances in the second half were in very short supply with both sides determined to hang on to what they had with keepers virtual spectators. One low light of the game was Rangers going down to ten men late in the game after Ash Donohue became the first player to be sin binned for dissent.
Liam was happy with the point “With the sqaud that Warren has put together I would have settled for a point before the game but I am a little disappointed that we did not defend the cross better which led to their equaliser. Following a heavy dose of fertiliser and heavy rain on Friday the grass had obviously grown quickly after being cut on Thursday which did help our passing game but that is no fault of the groundsman who had the pitch looking excellent. We now look forward to taking on table topping Bovey Tracey on Tuesday night.”