Eastbourne Rangers ESFL team face what is expected to be their toughest test of the season this week against Sovereign Saints in the Eastbourne FA Junior Cup semi final. Not only is the prize a cup final place but local bragging rights are also up for grabs in what is an eagerly awaited local derby.
Saints currently top division three with 11 wins from 12 games with the only blot on their copy book coming in November when they lost 5-0 to Visick. That day saints had five players sent off, but the game was already lost before saints players started seeing red. Their league record reads: P12 W11 D0 L1 F61 A22 Pts36 and they are currently eight points ahead of nearest league rivals AFC Hastings who happen to have two games in hand. Their two league top scorers are Phil Broom and Riki Prodger who have netted 15 and 8 goals respectively with both also helping themselves in cup competitions.
Like rangers, saints can potentially win the treble this year so this is likely to be a real humdinger of a game. 1.30pm kick off at old town rec.
Our MSFL team are also at old town rec (2pm KO) this week in MSFL division 6 and face Ansty Sports and Social II for the third time in four games. Rangers have come out on top in the previous two meetings with convincing 6-2 and 4-1 victories with the latest victory coming last week in the league cup quarter final. Ansty may well be coming for revenge this week, and with their division two side not having a game, who knows what kind of side they will bring!
Their current league record reads: P8 W2 D1 L5 F19 A29 Pts7 and their top scorers are Sam Dutton and Paul Good who have hit the back of the net 8 and 7 times respectively.
A win for our MSFL side this week will see them jump into third place in the league which might even see them just four points off the top of the table by the close of play if other results are favourable.
Good luck to both of our sides.
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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...