The small crowd at Edenvale Park certainly had their monies worth on Saturday when they witnessed nine goals as Rangers ran out comfortable 6-3 winners in the end.
On a very heavy surface we were immediately in the ascendency and the visitors had their keeper Sam Borthwick for pulling off two stunning saves from Marcus Fanson and then Danny Baily but against the run of play it was the visitors who took the lead on the half hour with their first effort on target. Dom Aplin could only help Mawaloo Kueve’s free kick on to the bar and following a scramble in the six yard box the ball was eventually poked home by Jordan Williams. The half time team talk from Hedley had the desired effect in dramatic fashion. Within 15 minutes of the restart the scoreline read an incredible 4-2 in our favour. SAtraight from the kick off Ash Donahue crossed from the right and Harry Southcott managed to slice his clearance past his own keeper. This was quickly followed by a superb strike from the edge of the box by Langers. Then it was Frazer Clark’s turn to score as he arrived at the back post to force home another of Greeno’s superb free kicks. Minutes later Ollie Aplin took adavntage of a defensive mix up and calmy slotted the ball home to make the score 4-1. Back came the visitors though as poor defending at a corner allowed the unmarked Tyler Dawe to head home a Lucas corner. The game then settled down for twenty minutes but then we stretched our lead when James Ansell’s pinpoint cross was headed home by Ollie for his 11th goal of the season. There was more drama in this strange game as Beechy was booked for a remark made to a linesman which he insisted was made to one of his colleagues but he took his protests too far and was shown a second yellow card and then the inevitable red so we had to play the last 15 minutes with ten men. Five minutes later though we extended our lead when Greeno was upended in the box and Dan Baily smashed home the penalty to make it 6-2. It should have been 7-2 minutes later when Ollie set up Bailo but the excellent Borthwick somehow blocked his effort. In the dying seconds Callington were rewarded for their efforts when Mike Lucas scored from long range with a superb strike to give us a final score of 6-3.