This weeks MASSIVE match preview.....
17th September 2015
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Both Eastbourne Rangers sides are in action this week and both play at home.

First up our ESFL team face what could be arguably their toughest test of the competitive season so far when AFC Hastings visit the sports park 3g. AFC have played two games in the league this year with a mixed bag of results. On the opening day they dispatched Sovereign Saints 6-3 despite being down to 10 men at 1-1. Last week saw AFC lose 10-6 to Ticehurst (which is literally more like a rugby score), however the mitigating circumstances were that they had several players away including their goalkeeper, most of which were at a festival. Wesley Peoples is the man rangers will have to be wary of with the striker already having scored 9 of AFC Hastings 12 goals this season.

Rangers come into the game off of the back of two excellent wins, last week a 9-0 victory on rangers favoured surfacethe sports park 3g, where the pace of the rangers passing was too much for Wadhurst United to handle. Rangers currently sit top of the pile in Division one having “set the tone” and will hope to still be there come 5pm on Saturday, but only dedication and commitment to the cause will enhance the chances of this becoming a reality. This game kicks off at 3pm on the sports park 3g.

Our MSFL team welcome neighbours Polegate Town II to the sports park in a 2pm KO. Polegate were shaded out in the league 3-2 on the opening day of the season by AFC Hurst, who rangers overcome last week in extra time of the league cup. Last week saw Town crash out of the league cup via a 5-1 away defeat to East Grinstead United II leaving Town awaiting their first win of the season.

After a disappointing result and more notably, a disappointing performance on the opening day which saw rangers lose to a very good Jarvis Brook II side, overcoming a determined AFC Hurst outfit last week was very pleasing for the squad. Rangers actually dominated the majority of the game with only poor finishing letting Hurst off the hook. With the scores level 1-1 after 90 minutes, rangers had Glen Noble and Joe Horton to thank with the pair notching a goal apiece in extra time thus securing a 3-1 rangers victory and safe passage into the next round,

As with all derby games this will undoubtedly be a tough match with rangers looking to build on last weeks result while Town look to turn the corner.

All support for both games welcome, the club are targeting six league points!

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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...

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