Rangers were leading 1-0 thanks to a Greeno free kick when a bizarre refereeing decision changed the game on 25 minutes. Ash Donohue had already been harshly booked for a foul but was then injured in a collisipn with a Dartmouth player in front of the dug out, fearing that he had broken his arm Ash walked off the pitch but then was immediately confronted by the referee who issued him a second yellow card for leaving the field without his permission. Whatever happened to common sense?
Despite having to play against the elements with ten men we still created the better chances in the second half but it is was the home side who eqialised with a long range effort which Adam kept out but as the ball span into the air the wind took into the back of the net. New signing Tom Hawkins was then introduced to the game but was quickly desptached to the sin bin for disputing a decision. Again this was a decision which was hard to take as a Dartmouth player, only minutes earlier had questioned a decision in what appeared to be an even more forceful manner but he escaped punishment. All we ask for from referee’s is consistency please. Dartmouth then grabbed the lead but despite being down to nine men we still managed to conjure up an equaliser when Joe Chamberlain was brought down in the box. Dan Baily scored after the keeper kept out his initial effort. But unfortunately within a couple of minutes the home side regained the lead whn a corner bounced into the back of the net off Dan Cullen. Surely Rangers could not bounce back from that but they did when the tireless Joe Chamberlain latched on to a misplace back pass to slot home the equaliser and we came away with a well deserved point.