Rangers managed their highest win since the Peninsula League was formed back in 2007. The Churchwood Memorial Ground has not been a happy hunting ground for Rangers in the past but that was not to be the case this time.
Unfortunately the hosts are going through some very difficuly times both on and off the pitch and Rangers, and Ethan Phillips in particular took full advantage notching up 12 goals.
Ethan managed to score the five goals that gave Rangers a 5-1 half time lead. In the second period Ollie Aplin took over and notched a hat trick with Ash Donohue grabbing a brace and Brandon Parsons getting his second of the season. Ethan’s sixth goal is up for debate, his shot was on target but took a wicked deflection to wrong foot the keeper who had done really well throughout the game considering he is not a regular keeper. As the shot would have tested the keeper without the deflection the adjudicating panel have agreed to award the goal to Ethan.
Tougher times lie ahead for Rangers as they await the visit of Newton Abbot Spurs on Tuesday night.
Liam was pleased with the ruthless approach of the lads “This was a potential banana skin for us as everyone knew that Stoke were struggling but we went about our business in a professional manner to get the result which has certainly boosted our Goals Difference column. Fair play to the opposition though they never staopped trying to play football even with their backs very much against the wall.”