Rangers look to bounce back in style this week against Herstmonceux after last weeks opening day defeat to Windsor FC. Herstmonceux also came away empty handed on matchday one losing 3-0 away to rangers next opponents, Hawkhurst United. Rangers met 'ceux in last seasons Eastbourne Vice Presidents Cup Final and were shaded out on the night, losing 2-1 with Mike Pickard the rangers scorer whereas both 'ceux scorers on the night have since left the club.
Herstmonceux struggled in the league last season after having no fewer than three different managers, instability that would test any club. Their record was P20 W6 D2 L12 and avoided the drop with some decent end of season results to keep them in division 2. After having played against Herstmonceux Reserves over the last three years, rangers will be looking forward to meeting Herstmonceux first team for the first time in league competition.
This will be a tough test for the red and blacks and with other circumstances quite possibly in the triple champions favour ths week, the quest for the first three league points of the season is a distinct possibility. However, Herstmonceux will not make it easy.
See you all at The Sports Park for a 3pm kick off.
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...