Somewhat surprisingly the MSFL team made the trip to Ansty, despite the rain during the week and with their opponents having played the fewest games in the division. What greeted Rangers was a big pitch with a slope and extremly boggy down both flanks. The referee voiced his concerns that if their was a downpour it would be called off.
Disaster struck in the second minute when a hopeful cross slipped through Spooner and into the net. Rangers got themselves level after 17 mins when a Hadley corner was whipped in, skipper Harmer had an air shot, luckily Tribe was behind him, his right foot shot was blocked but his left foot found the roof of the net. 1-1.
Rangers fell behind again in the 42nd minute when Spooner was beaten from 30 yards. Good technique and use of the wind saw the ball sail into the top corner.Rangers went in 2-1 down which could have been worse if Spooner hadn't redeemed himself with a one on one save, a point blank save from a corner and a last ditch save to fingertip an effort around the post.
The 2nd half was all Rangers, it was as though a new team had come on at half time. Straight from the off Noble had a shot cannon off the bar. After 52 mins Rangers got themselves level after a defence splitting pass from Anderson was put away calmly by top scorer Noble.
56 mins 3-2 to Rangers, another Hadley set piece found Pugh at the back post, who after a good first touch, knocked it in for Harmer to head home. Two minutes later Noble grabbed his second of the afternoon to put rangers 4-2 up.After 62 minutes Nobles cross found Pugh who was on hand to poke home number 5 at the back post, with 4 goals in ten minutes easily what Rangers deserved.
The final goal came from a free kick on the edge of the box close to the goal line, Hadley's cross evaded everyone and it found its way into the bottom corner. 6-2.Anderson was awarded man of the match, he was instrumental in getting Rangers back into the match.
Next week sees the rangers MSFL team travel to title challengers DCK Copthorne II.
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Eastbourne Rangers were formed in May 2009 and after a seasons worth of consolidation, we haven't looked back since. Four league consecutive titles in five years (which have seen the club promoted SIX...