Eastbourne Rangers travel to bottom side Ninfield United II this weekend where they will be hoping to build on last week’s excellent performance against Wadhurst United. Ninfield started their campaign this season with FOUR consecutive away games, which for any team, is a tall order. Back to back defeats at the hands of The JC Tackleway (3-0) and Crowhurst (6-1) were quickly followed by defeats at Wadhurst United (4-2) and a marginal loss against Windsor (2-1) where Ninfield conceded a 90th minute goal which robbed them of a share of the spoils. Ninfield finally played their first home match of the season in gameweek 5 where relief would have been very apparent when they notched up their first three points of the season in a 2-0 victory over Catsfield. However, more issues on the road were clearly on display when Herstmonceux inflicted a 9-1 defeat at Lime Cross on this weeks opponents. A break in league action saw Ninfield pick up their first away win of the season in a 3-2 win at division three’s PunnettsTown in the Hastings FA Junior Cup, while 7 days later they crashed out of the league cup when Sedlescombe Rangers came away 6-1 winners from Ninfield Rec.
Ninfield seem to struggle hitting the back of the onion bag having scored just 7 in 6 games so the hope is that maybe rangers can secure their first clean sheet of the season; however only The JC Tackleway have kept a clean sheet against Ninfield so far this campaign. Ninfield’s full league record reads P6 W1 D0 L5 F7 A24 Pts3.
On paper, surely the bookies would back rangers on this one. But one thing’s for sure, going into the game with a complacent attitude could be the undoing of this ever improving rangers outfit. That being said, rangers have clearly turned the corner over the last few weeks which was typified upon hearing the final whistle on Saturday when the entire team left the field of play clearly disappointed with a point.
Only three points will do this week. A rangers win and all other results going the way of the red and blacks could see them jump to as high as FIFTH in the league table.
This simply HAS to be the target.
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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...