Rangers progressed to the 2nd Qualifying Round of the FA Vase on Saturday with a hard fought 2-0 victory over Newquay. Missing from the team against Brixham were Ethan Phillips and Danny Baily who were both away on holiday but we welcomed back Adam Langabeer making his first start of the season and Dan Cullen was restored to the starting line up.
It did not take long for Rangers to assert their authority on the game after the last two disappointing results because we took the lead after only five minutes when Ollie Aplin got on the end of and Ash Donahue cross and scored from close range. WE had chances to extend our lead but Newquay started to get a foothold in the game and Rangers had to thank Rob Holmes in goal for preventing an equaliser as he brought off a string of fine saves. Then we struck right on the stroke of half time as Isaac Reed broke down the left and Ash Mitchell arrived at the back post to convert his cross and score his first goal for the Club.
The second half was mainly fought out in midfield with neither goalkeeper being asked any serious questions although Ash Donohue was unfortunate to see his header come back off the inside of the post.
Liam was pleased with the result which set up an away tie with Sidmouth Town “That was a result we badly needed and hopefully that will restore our confidence which took a bit of a battering after the last two results. After we scored early on I thought we sat back a bit and let them into the game and thankfully Rob in goal was in fine form but I thought we were in control in the second period restricting a good Newquay side to long range efforts which we dealt with comfortably. “