Rangers went down 4-0 against a powerful St Austell side but things could have been so different if we had taken our chances in a fairly even first half.
Rangers arrived after an horrific three and a half hour minibus journey and it was perhaps no surprise that they went behind very early on and it was soon to be two but the game could have changed in the next twenty minutes but we contrived to miss two open goals, scraping the upright on both occasions. The game was put beyond doubt when the home side scored their third after only ten minutes of the second half and then it was a matter of damage limitation.
Hedley summed up the feeling of the lads afterwards “I said at half time that we had matched St Austell in the first half but that if we continue to miss chances like we had then we will always be on the back foot. I knew the next goal would be crucial and poor defending cost us soon after the restart and then there was only going to be one winner. But we could easily have folded and used the draining bus journey as an excuse but we kept battling but without offering a threat. Goal scoring is the hardest part of football but it is a concern that we have not scored a goal from open play after three games although, on the positive side, we are creating chances.”