Following three wins on the bounce Rangers now sit in 6th place in the League. The third of which was a 3-0 win at home to local rivals Crediton Utd on Tuesday night at Edenvale Park.
The home side were able to recall Joe Chamberlain after suspension with Alex Greening also in the starting line up. Rangers could not have hoped for a better start when after onlt 5 minutes Jack Bryant latched on to a loose ball on the edge of the box to fire home his 8th goal of the season. The first period was an even affair with Mitch Woodgate sewldomed troubled in the home goal but Rangers were guilty of squandering three guilt edged chances before the break.
Crediton introduced a couple of substitutes for the second half and dominated proceedings for the first 15 minutes and had a couple of half chances but failed to hit the target and then on the hour the game took a twist when a Kirton defender spoke out of turn and was shown the inevitable Red Card. Rangers began to take control and appeared to have doubled their lead when a superb Bailo cross was met at the far post by Beechy, the ball appeared to have crossed the line as keeper Lewis Slade clawed the ball out but Joe Chamberlain put the matter beyond doubt as he fired home. Five minutes later the game was put to bed when Chamberlain latched on to a fine through ball from Greeno and lifted the ball over the advancing keeper to make it 3-0.
Acting manager on the night Matthew Scott was delighted with the result and a clean sheet. “I am sure that if Clive had he been here he would have enjoyed that performance and he is probably sitting down having a couple of John Smith’s to celebrate an excellent win against a team whis was fourth in the table. They have some really tall lads and we knew they would be a threat from set pieces and long balls but I thought our two central defenders were superb throughout with both full backs having excellent games as we kept the visitors at bay preventing them from having any real clear cut chances. It helped scoring so early and all credit to Jack Bryant who notched his 8th goal of the season and, of course it was good to have Joe back and scoring goals again although he was a little short of match fitness after his lay off. We must now carry this form into the game at home to Holsworthy on Saturday.”