Rangers put in a real battling performance in difficult conditions to defeat second placed Falmouth 1-0 on Saturday. The game was played in a gale force wind which both teams found it difficult to come to terms with.
Rangers faced the elements in the first half and shocked the visitors after only 15 minutes when Jordan Harris let fly with a swerving shot from 25 yards which caught Ryan Barnes in the Falmouth goal flat footed and found it’s way into the bottom corner. Falmouth were enjoying the best of possession but were unable to break down the well organised Rangers defence and it was the home side who almost extended their lead on the stroke of half time but Jamie Down’s superb strike came down off the underside of the craossbar.
With the wind at their backs for the second half Rangers might have expected to find things easier against the talented Falmouth outfit but it turned out that it was going to be case of discipline and concentration for us as the visitors upped their game and enjoyed the lion’s share of possession. But defensively we were superb with every player contributing and restricting the opposition to long range efforts.
Following the loss of Bradley Riggs to St Martins and Steve Orchard to Elmore during the week it was great to see the lads shake off those setbacks and be rewarded for all of their hard work with a top result. That’s eight games undefeated now which is a great effort. Liam was naturally proud of his players “I thought from 1 to 12 today we were superb. We knew it would be tough against a polished Falmouth outfit but I thought we matched them all over the Park and deserved the three points. It was disappointing to lose Brad and Steve for varying reasons during the week but it was great to see the reaction I got from the squad today.”
Team: Seedhouse-Evans, Greening, Beech, Ansell, Reed, Langabeer, Down, Baily(Parsons R 80mins), White, Parsons B, Harris, Attendance 62.