Eastbourne Rangers 5-3 Burgess Hill Albion
5th March 2018
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Last Gasp Rangers Grab All Three Points....

The Rangers first team put in a determined display against Burgess Hill Albion to come away with a vital victory on the sports park 3G.

Rangers got off to a poor start when they conceded early on with four minutes on the clock only for Ashley Hawkins to equalise 6 minutes later after good work from teammates down the right.

Birthday boy Jason Tibble made an outstanding save on 14 minutes to keep the scores level, while just 3 minutes later, an Albion player put the through his own net.

On 31 minutes, Albion restored parity after a long ball caught Rangers out which enabled the Burgess Hill front man to score for 2-2.

But with 5 minutes to go before the break, a defensive mix up then allowed Albion to take the lead which would leave rangers an uphill struggle for the second half.

Early in the second period, Rangers again had Tibble to thank after a quite outstanding save which could have seen the game all but over without his intervention. And with 70 minutes gone, Rangers scored their third goal of the afternoon when Benjamin Jesson scored his second goal in two games which would mean for a tense finale.

Rangers though, with clear instruction to go for the win, were not to be denied and in the dying stages substitute Will Gray (89) and Dylan Nanuck (90) secured a hard fought win which was fully deserved based on their second half display.... an outstanding comeback.

Congratulations to Jimmy Siggins, Stuart Tibble and all the lads for a superb victory.

The Old Dave's Gourmet Burgers MOM was awarded Danny Johnson, but let's not forget those saves from Tibble.

This win sees rangers go three points clear at the top of the table 👊

The Rangers First Team have a huge game next up, a Sussex FA Intermediate Cup Semi Final against Forest Row. This is a 2.30pm kick off on the Eastbourne Sports Park 3G. 

All support welcome.


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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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