Our ESFL team face a gruelling trip to face JC Tackleway in a division two league encounter. Tackleway have made an excellent start to the season, and this is expected to be rangers toughest league game to date.
Tackleway started with a solid away display at Wittersham where they secured a valuable 2-2 draw. Pebsham Sibex then visited Tackleway with the hosts winning 6-3, while a week later Tackleway succumbed to their only league defeat of the season so far, losing 3-1 at high fliers Old Hastonians. Tackleway then found themselves in Hastings FA Junior Cup action where visitors Crowhurst found it tough going with the home side registering a 5-3 victory, while 7 days later Old Hastonians were their opponents in the league cup with Hastonians coming away with a narrow 3-2 victory. Two weeks ago, Tackleway hammered Northiam 7-0 in the league while last week, this weeks opponents defeated division two’s Sandhurst 2-0 in the Hastings FA Junior Cup.
Tackleway possess the leagues top scorer, Charlie Cornford who has 12 goals to his name and Tackleway’s league form reads like this- P4 W2 D1 L1 F16 A8 Pts7. Although Tackleway currently lie in fifth, they have only dropped points at Old Hastonians and Wittersham – two places rangers are yet to visit, so this will be a very challenging game. Everyone has got to be UP for this to secure the points!
Our MSFL team have a home game against a Danehill outfit that have had a very mixed bag so far this season. An opening day 3-2 victory against Keymer was quickly followed by a 3-0 away defeat at DCK Copthorne II. Jarvis Brook II then knocked this weeks opponents put of the league cup with a 3-2 win, but Danehill bounced back a week later beating Ashurst Wood II 5-2 in the league. Danehill then lost a 10 goal thriller on their own patch, with Rotherfield II eventually securing a 6-4 victory while 7 days later Danhill defeated Ansty Sports and Social II 6-3 in the cup after extra time. Sporting Elite II were then the visitors to Danehill with the away side notching up a comfortable 5-1 win while Danehill travelled to Copthorne IV a week later where they thumped them 7-1.
Their league record reads – P6 W3 D0 L3 F20 A19 Pts9 and they currently lie two places behind rangers, sixth in the league. Michael Medland is their top scorer on a ridiculous 14 goals in 6 games (of which he’s only started 4) so he will clearly need some detailed attention from the rangers back four.
The forecast looks good this week so both games will hopefully be on.
Good luck everyone.
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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...