Rangers welcomed high riding Torridgeside to Edenvale Park on Tuesday night in a contest which, as the 1-1 result would indicate, was a keenly contested affair which could have gone either way.
The visitors had the best of the first half although it was Rangers who took the lead after only eight minutes when a long range effort from Joe Chamberlain found the back of the net. Torridgeside were proving to be more than a match for Rangers and equalised on the half hour when an unlucky bounce off Jack Mills rebounded straight to the visiting striker who made no mistake from 6 yards. They were then unlucky not to take the lead soon after when a close range effort rebounded out off the underside of the crossbar.
Some harsh words from the manager at half time saw a vast improvement by Rangers and they had by far the better of the second half and really should have put the game to bed but three or four guilt edged chances were squandered and the game petered out into a draw which was probably a fair result when you look back over the 90 minutes.
Manager Clive Jones commented “I was really disappointed with our first half showing when we could easilyhave gone in behind. But it turned out to be a game of two halves as far as performances were concerned. They certainly shaded the first half but we had them on the back foot for most of the second half but failed to take our chances. But once again we have proved that we can more than hold our own against the top sides in this league but that will be put to the test this weekend when we take on league leaders Millbrook.”
Team: Welch, Mitchell, Mills, Ansell, Hill(Baxter 68mins), Langabeer, Greening, Lovibond, Sam Bryant(Baily 58 mins), Chamberlain, Beech.