After the excursions of Mondays welcomed 6-2 win at Herstmonceux, Eastbourne Rangers play their last league game this Saturday against an ever improving Ninfield II outfit. When the teams last met in November, rangers ran out comfortable 7-0 winners when Ninfield claimed to have five goalkeepers in their starting XI with their star striker bizarrely full fit...and in goal...... !
The oppositions recent turn in form is possibly down to the lack of games their front side have been having, with both the first and second teams having played games on the same day only five times of the second teams last ten fixtures. Their form in the last six games has seen Ninfield II lose at home to Hawkhurst United as well as losing out by the odd goal to title hopefuls, JC Tackleway and Little Cheslea. A draw with title challengers Wadhurst United was also a surprise result, and two solid home wins against two teams on a downward spiral in Windsor and Wittersham has seen Ninfield close to pulling off a great escape from the division two trapdoor.
There league form reads P18 W3 D3 L12 F22 A55 Pts12 which sees them lie five points behind second bottom Wittersham, with two games against Wittersham and Rangers to play.
Rangers will undoubtedly need to be at their best this week as they expect to face a reinforced side at the sports park. The win at Lime Cross should be looked at as a stepping stone to gather momentum for this game, with only half an eye on the cup final on Monday, bearing in mind league status takes priority. The returning Jamie Strong is a big boost to rangers but possibly just as important was the team performance last time out when every ranger played their part.
A win for rangers should secure their division two status for next season, with only a sequence of several results going against them likely to put this in doubt. So, another must win fixture with this being the real cup final of the weekend.
3pm kick off at the sports park. See you all there.
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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...