Rangers earned themselves a semi final spot in the Walter Parsons Cup with a gutsy display against Ivybridge Town at Erme Valley on Tuesday night. it was Ash Donohue who delivered the killer punch netting direct from a corner as the game was about to go into extra time.
The game itself was a hard fought contest with chances few and far between although Rangers were awarded a penalty in the first minute when Lewis White went down under a challenge from Martin Piper in the Ivy’s goal. Unfortunately after what seemed like an age and after a long chat with his assistant the referee decided it was not a penalty and awarded the home team a free kick. In hindsight it was probably the right decision according to some of the neutrals in the crowd.
Both teams slugged it out but Adam in the Rangers goal was seldomed troubled and the same could be said about the Ivybridge keeper although we were causing problems with a succession of corners and it was no great surprise when Ashley found the top corner in the dying minutes to put Cully through. Still left in the competition are Saltash or Launceston, Elburton or Mousehole and Falmouth. The draw for the semi finals to be made after the Saltash/Launceston game on Wednesday night.
After the game Liam was a very pleased man. “We showed a lot of character tonight considering we had not played since 26th January. We knew it was going to be a closely fought game and that maybe a scrappy goal would decide things and so it proved. Well done lads.”
Team: Seedhouse-Evans, Stone, Hill, Ansell, Greening, Langabeer, White, R. Parsons(Rainey 70 mins). Baily, Beddow, Donohue.