Rangers continued their good run of for with an emphatic 5-0 win over Elburton Villa on Saturday despite being without the services of Donahue, Down and Langabeer(all suspended) and the injured skipper Lloyd Beech. As a result Steve Orchard slotted into the back four with Joel Letori switching to his favoured right back slot and Brad Riggs moved into midfield.
We were fast out of the blocks and could have been in front in the first minute but Jordan Harris dragged his shot wide. Isaac Reed then missed when clear having made the most of defensive indecision by Villa. It took a stunning left foot strike from Brad Riggs to break the deadlock when Greeno’s corner found its way to the back post where Brad was lurking and ge he blasted it home from close range to give the home side a deserved lead.
The worry at half time was, would be made to pay for the missed chances as the visitors would have a strong wind at their backs in the second half? But we soon put the game beyond doubt. On 55 minutes Jordan’s hard hit cross from the right was helped into his own net by a Villa defender. 10 minutes later a swift turn on the edge of the box and Jordan was in the clear to mkae it 2-0. It was now all Rangers and it was no surprise when we extended our lead when Isaac Reed got on the score sheet. On 80 minutes the scoring was completed when Rhys Parsons followed up brother Brandan’s shot which came back off the post to make it 5-0. A special mention to Alex Greening who was back to his best in the middle of the park and fully deserving of his “Man of the Match” rating by the supporters.
This was very polished performance by the lads and is sure to give the management team some selection headaches ahead of next Saturday’s trip to Godolphin when four players will be back in contention for a starting spot.
Team: Seedhouse-Evans, Letori, Ansell, Orchard, Reed, Riggs(Baily 75 mins), Greening, Parsons R(Beddow 80 mins), Harris, White, Parsons B.