Rangers twice led at Callington but were pegged back both times before they went on to grab the winner deep into extra time.
Rangers fielded three new signings for the start as we dominated early exchanges and hit the bar before the home side responded with a shot of their own which came back off the upright. On the half hour we took the lead when one of the new signings Joe Chamberlain was upended in the box and Danny Baily slammed home the spot kick. There were still guilt edged chances which we sqaundered before the break and we were made to pay almost immediately after the restart when Isaac Reed slipped on the very difficult surface when trying to make a clearance and the Callington striker was left with a clear run on goal and made no mistake. We soon regained the lead when Ash Donohue’s deep cross was met at the far post by Joe Chamberlain who planted his header in the bottom corner. With just two minutes of normal time remaining Cally got a disputed equaliser when Dan Cullen appeared to be fouled but the referee awarded the free kick to the home side who took it quickly and crossed to the back post where a Callington player was on hand to nod the ball home and take the game into extra time. Early in the first period Rangers had the chance to equalise when Connor Bryant was hauled back in the box but Ash Donohue’s spot lick was saved and then in the dying moments with a penalty shoot out looming the home side grabbed the winner.
Liam was down after the game “We had enough chances to have won this game comfortably but having said that we have let in three goals which is simply not good enough. It was a very difficult surface to play on but it was the same for both sides. Brandon Parsons has joined Ollie Aplin to leave the Club for pastures new which has left the Club short of a striker so we will be looking hard to fill this spot before Saturday’s trip to Holsworthy.”