Rangers travelled to Holsworthy with just 11 players following the unavailabilty of no fewer than 7 players for a variety of reasons. Included in the squad were Elliott Perrett, Morgan Cullen and Lewis Pocock who were all making their first starts of the season. All three acquiited themselves really despite playing out of their normal positions.
Playing up the slope in the first half Rangers were on top from the start and Joe Chamberlain could easily have had a hat trick by half time. Firstly he had a superb volley wiped off due to a hairline off side decision and then rattled the post before he finally broke the deadlock when he slotted home an angled left footed shot on the half hour.
Despite the hosts playing up hill in the second half they certainly made more of a game of it with exchanges much more even but it was young Lewis Pocock who doubled Rangers lead on the hour when he cut he cut in from the left to slot the ball in the bottom corner. Rangers easily saw out the remining qurter of an hour to secure a well earned three points. We were even treated to a ten minute cameo from Mr Raybould himself as Joe Chamberlain tweaked a hamstring and had to come off.
Liam was really pleased with the attitude of the team “considering the problems we had to get 11 players on the pitch I thought the lads who played were superb, especially the youngsters. It looks like next week we will probably have 17 players to choose from but I have to say I will have a problem, a nice problem, as to who I leave on the bench for the trip to Newton Abbot Spurs.”