Rangers were looking to build on their great victory against Bodmin when they travelled to Exmouth on Good Friday. We were without Adam Langabeer who is suffering with a troublesome ankle and Tom Beddow(groin). Liam rotated his sqaud with Lee Riggs and Jordan Ford reverting to the bench and Brad Riggs stepping into a central midfield role. He also took the opportunity to give a start to new signing Alpha Soh up top. Alpha has joined us from Taunton Town as he aims to step up his fitness and he proved to be a great asset to the team.
Cully were dominant for the majority of the first half and were guilty of squandering several guilt edged chance but a combination of excellent goalkeeping by Martin Rice and the woodwork ensured that the game remained goalless at half time. Just on half time a linesman’s flag robbed the home team of a goal when they looked to have taken the lead but it was correctly deemed to have been offside.
Almost immediately from the restart Rangers took the lead, the imprssive Brandon Parsons cut into the box and was brought down for a penalty to the visitors. Up stepped Bailo whose spot kick was brilliantly saved by Rice but Alpha was on hand to strike home the rebound to grace his debut with a well taken goal. It was now all Rangers and ten minutes later they extended their lead when a superb throughball by Greeno released Marcus Fanson who set up Bailo to score from close range. With only ten minutes left Rangers put the game to bed when Brandon broke clear to slot home past Rice to score his first goal for the club.
This was another excellent performance by the lads who have developed a passing game over the past month and it is clearly paying dividends.
Team: Seedhouse-Evans, Orchard(Ford 80 mins), Beech, Ansell, Reed, B Riggs, Greening, Fanson(Patchett 75 mins), Soh, Baily, Parsons.