Our MSFL team look to stretch their unbeaten run to an amazing TWELVE games this week when they travel to East Grinstead United II.
The sides have already locked horns at the Eastbourne Sports Park this season where a below par rangers edged the game 3-2 thanks to goals from Luke Regan (2) and Luke Davies. United’s last four games have seen a mixed bag of results with the hosts picking up their only league win of the season against bottom side Polegate Town II while a narrow 2-1 league defeat to Peacehaven United II preceded a 5-1 cup defeat to lower ranked opposition, Montpelier Villa III. However, last time out United batted to an impressive 1-1 draw against title challengers Jarvis Brook II.
Interestingly, United’s top scorer is Max Stow (3) but closer investigation suggests he is a regular for United’s first team (7 appearances) who play in the MSFL Premier league. United’s league form reads: P7 W1 D2 L4 F7 A13 Pts5 and they currently sit sixth in the table.
Last week, Rangers were fortunate enough to be involved in one of only 2 fixtures that were played on grass in the entire MSFL league when they came out on top winning 3-0 against a good Rotherfield II side in the league cup quarter final.
Rangers should be full of confidence going into the game…but as ever, complacency is unwelcomed.
Our ESFL team have had an extended winter break after last weeks game against AFC Hastings was postponed. Their last game on December 19th away to Crowhurst was an exceptional 3-1 victory where rangers had numerous regulars missing.
Rangers have already played this weeks opponents, Wadhurst United, which was rangers first home game of the season. Rangers ran out comfortable 9-0 winners on the 3G thanks to goals from Ben Jesson (3), Jamie Strong (2), Sean Hardie, Kirk Ferguson, Steve Green and Matt Wheeler. United had several players missing that day, and with Washwell Lane known to level the playing field, so to speak, there is little chance of a similar result this time round with a much tighter game expected.
United’s last four fixtures have seen them pick up cup wins against JC Tackleway (2-1) and Catsfield (3-2) but more recently they were well beaten by Crowhurst (6-1). In their last fixture before Christmas Wadhurst were unable to field a team and handed all three points to AFC Hastings, who were also rumoured to be struggling for a team.
Wadhurst’s league form reads P8 W1 D0 L8 F9 A29 Pts3 and they are currently propping up ESFL Division One.
With the weather looking dry until Sunday, it’s hopeful both games will be on. Good luck to all involved in both games.
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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...