Crowhurst V Eastbourne Rangers - Match preview
7th April 2014
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Rangers travel to Crowhurst this week in what is truly a massive game for both clubs as both sides look to avoid the drop to division three. In the reverse fixture at the end of September 2013, rangers secured their first league win of the season with a 3-2 victory thanks to a hatrick from Jamie Strong. Crowhurst then suffered a further two league defeats at the hands of Hawkhurst United and Catsfield before securing a vial 5-2 home victory against Herstmonceux. A further two league defeats followed to Catsfield and JC Tackleway with Crowhurst failing to score in both games. The next two fixtures saw Crowhurst take 4 points from 6 with a draw against basement club Ninfield followed by an impressive 4-3 home win against Wittersham.

A trip to Wadhurst awaited them in the New Year with the home side pulling off a comfortable 3-0 win while Crowhurst then secured all three points against Windsor without kicking a ball, with Windsor unable to field a side. Three weeks later, Windsor recorded a 4-1 win in the reverse league fixture while last weekend, Herstmonceux registered a 3-1 win which has condemned Crowhurst to second bottom of division 2, with rangers just one place above them on goals scored.

Their league record reads P15 W4 D2 L9 F26 A38 Pts14 and they have 3 scorers on five league goals each – Jan Bailey, Tom Andrew and Mark Blanche.

It’s clearly been a tough season for both teams with a lot hinging on this game, particularly for Crowhurst who have a run-in similar to that of NorwichCity in the premier league…..

After a superb performance at second placed Wadhurst last week, rangers will be full of confidence for this game especially as they dominated much of the game Washwell Lane with the home side very fortunate to bag all three points.

Let’s do this fella’s, time to stand and be counted. Three points for the taking….

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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...

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