Rangers got their season off to a flying start with a 3-1 win at home to Dartmouth AFC on Saturday. They were quickly out of the blocks and put the visitors under pressure from the first whistle with Brandon Parsons proving to be a real threat. After squandering a couple of chances he put Rangers in front with a thumping drive from the edge of the box. He then set up Ollie Aplin to score at the back post but unfortunately it was ruled out for off side. It was Brandon again who then set up the influential Ethan Phillips who slotted home from ten yards on the half hour. Ten minutes later it was the same player who was upended in the box for a penalty which Ethan confidently fired home. Rangers were then guilty of a couple more glaring misses before half time. Unfortunately this habit continued throughout the second half with more chances going begging and it was the visitors who managed the only goal of the second half when Josh Webber fired home with ten minutes remaining.
Liam was pleased with the result “it was very good performance in the first half but I am afraid we took our foot off the gas in the second period. We could easily have doubled our tally in the second half if we had been more clinical in front of goal but credit to Dartmouth they stuck to their task and fully deserved their goal.”