This week our ESFL team make the long trip to The Bell Field to face Ticehurst FC in a division one clash. The sides met very recently on the Eastbourne Sporks Park 3G where rangers ran out accomplished winners by netting seven unanswered goals.
This game is expected to be a much tougher challenge with The Bell Field pitch expected to be very heavy if it is deemed playable. If not, Rangers have booked a pitch at Old Town Rec in Eastbourne to give the game a better chance of going ahead.
Since the last meeting between the two sides, Rangers have played just one game which was a 5-1 victory over league leaders Sidley United. Ticehurst have been out of action since their visit to the 3G due to the appalling state of the weather.
Ticehurst's league record reads P7 W1 D0 L6 F9 A25 Pts3 and their top scorer is Rob Briley, his last goal coming in a 6-1 defeat to Old Hastonians early in December.
Rangers come into the game in scintillating form with five league wins from five propelling them to within touching distance of league leaders Sidely. During these five games rangers have netted 26 times (conceding 3) with nine of these goals coming from the divisions leading scorer Dan Wilkes, Wilkes only having played the last three matches.
Wherever this game gets played, the going is set to be heavy with conditions bound to be tough. But with only light rain forecast from Friday night onwards, there is a big hope this game will be played one way or the other. The importance of this game is huge. A win for Rangers could see them go top of the table on goal difference should Sidley's game not go ahead at Bexhill Road versus JC Tackelway.
No game for our MSFL team this week.
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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...