Rangers Target Seventh Straight League Win
Rangers ESFL team make the trip to basement side Northiam 75 this week in the hope of securing their seventh consecutive league win which would see them maintain their place at the summit of the division two table for the Christmas period. The form of the two sides this season couldn't be more different with rangers going from strength to strength while Northiam are still looking for their first league win of the season.
Back to back home league games in September saw Northiam lose to Wittersham (6-2) and fellow strugglers Pebsham Sibex in a close encounter which saw Sibex win 3-2. Northiam's first away game of the season saw them secure their first league point with a 2-2 draw at Catsfield but a return to Northiam Rec the following week saw title challengers Old Hastonians claim a 4-2 victory. Northiam then scraped past division six side Orington 4-3 in the Robertsbridge Junior Cup which no doubt gave them some much needed confidence but a week later, they crashed out of the Wisden Sports Challenge Cup when Wittersham came out 3-1 winners after extra time.
Northiam conceded 21 goals over the next four league games with defeats to The JC Tackleway (7-0), Crowhurst (6-1), Herstmonceux (5-1) and a close defeat at Wittersham (3-1) which looks like this weeks opposition may well be starting to turn the corner. This suspicion was possibly supported a week later when Northiam pulled off a result which suited rangers down to the ground when they earned a point against Old Hastonians with a 4-4 draw. Their last game two weeks ago saw them narrowly lose an ELEVEN goal thriller against Pebsham Sibex in the Robertsbridge Junior Cup which has left only league survival as Northiam's primary focus.
Northiam's top scorer is James Fielding who has five league goals to his name while their league form, which sees them sit bottom of the division two table, reads: P9 W0 D2 L7 F15 A40 Pts2
Regardless of the fortunes of the two clubs this season, this game needs to be approached with the upmost of caution, as a team with nothing to lose are generally a team that will be play with no fear which which will always pose a danger to any side.
Last week saw the strength and depth of the squad placed under the microscope with six players missing, four of those players returning to the squad this week. But a superb team performance against Catsfield led to some amazing team goals and rangers will be hoping to recreate some more of last weeks sparkle, especially if the game is reversed to the sports park 3G.
If the game is switched all support is of course very welcome, 2pm kick off.
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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...