Rangers suffered their first home defeat since the 15th September when they went down 3-1 at home to a determined Helston side.
We were able to call on the services of Jordan Charran and Isaac Reed in the starting line up with Ash Donohue and Tom Beddow on the bench.
Unfortunately just before kick off the heavens opened and the majority of the game was played in torrential rain and it is fair to say that the visitors coped better with the horrendous conditions than we did, although there was little to choose between the two teams in the early exchanges. Barrie Wyatt in the Helston goal did well to tip over a long range effort from Greeno but then the visitors took the lead as Alfie Flack latched on to a long through ball and slotted home past the advancing Adam. We sopmehow survived a massive goalmouth scramble on the stroke of half time to ensure the score remained at 1-0.
We came out with all guns blazing in the second half. Isaac had a header come back off the bar and we had numerous efforts charged down by defenders but we just could not find a way through and then against the run of play the impressive Matt Bye released Scott Beattie down the right and his pinpoint cross was stroked home by Phil Cottram. Rangers came back again and forced numerous corners which produce nothing but then Jordan found himself in the clear but Wyatt was quickly out to block his shot. The game was then put to bed when Cottram let fly from 20 yards to find the top corner giving Adam no chance.
There was still time for substitute Tom Beddow to get a goal back in the dying minutes but unfortunately it was too little too late.
Liam was down after the game “Nothing dropped for us, we had loads of possession but we just did not get the break which would have given us a foothold in the game. As last week at Falmouth they had a striker who got two goals which made the difference. It was a body blow to lose Brandon Parsons who who gave us a different option up front but strikers at this level are hard to find.”
Team: Seedhouse-Evans, Mitchell(Stone 80 mins), Reed, Ansell, Hill, Langabeer, Greening, R. Parsons(Donohue 70 mins), White(Beddow 80mins), Baily, Channer.