Rangers face in form Wadhurst
Rangers face an in form Wadhurst United side this weekend (weather permitting) in the first ever meeting between the two clubs. Wadhurst currently sit one place above rangers on goal difference but have played a staggering four games less. They started off their league campaign at the sports park when they were defeated by Little Chelsea, 5-2. They have since won their last FIVE games, two of which came in the league – a 4-2 win against bottom club Ninfield United II and a solid 2-0 home victory against The JC Tackleway. Their league stats are as follows; P3 W2 D0 L1 F8 A7 Pts6 with 3 of their goals attributed to John Penny who has almost certainly netted more goals in their three cup ties this season. Wadhurst brushed aside division 1 side Icklesham Casuals 8-3 in the first round of the league cup while last week in round two, they edged past division 1 table toppers Battle Baptists I by a 2-1 margin. Two weeks ago they squeezed past division threes Bexhill United III (in the Hastings FA Junior Cup) in a Friday night fixture at The Polegrove. But don’t be fooled by the score as Bexhill would have almost certainly strengthened by using players from their reserve team. So in all six games this season, this weeks opponents have scored 20, conceding 12 with only 6 of these goals (5 against Little Chelsea) being conceded in the league.
Wadhurst seem to be quite formidable at the moment and should not be underestimated. Rangers will be hoping that strikers Ben Jesson, Glen Noble and Jamie Strong can add to their tallies while at the other end, the red and blacks will be looking to tighten it up at the back. After an encouraging performance in some ways against Little Chelsea and back to back wins before that, rangers should be going into the game full of confidence. With last weeks disappointing washout still clear in the minds of everyone, all the players should be raring to go.
With any luck the game will get the go ahead this week.
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...