Can rangers cause cup upset against The Crows.....?
Rangers welcome division one side Crowborough Athletic III to the sports park this week in the second round of the Wisden Sports Challenge Cup. Rangers are undoubtedly underdogs for this game with this weeks opponents flying high in the division above rangers where they sit in second place.
Their first game of the season was a home tie against Icklesham Casuals where the 2012/13 division two champions battled out a 1-0 victory. Their first trip on the road saw them snatch a dramatic late 3-2 victory at Langney Wanderers while seven days later, they shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw at Mountfield. Bexhill AAC then inflicted their only defeat on them with a crushing 6-1 scoreline. Sedlescombe were then on the receiving end of a 5-1 thumping from Crowborough, surely a result of the previous weeks performance! The Crows then competed in their FIFTH successive away game when they beat top of the table Battle Baptists 2-1. They followed this up with a 6-0 mauling of Bosham II in the Sussex Junior Cup while their next game was three weeks later (last week) when they thrashed Icklesham Casuals 9-1 away from home.
So their league stats looks like this- P7 W5 D1 L1 F20 A11 Pts16. Twelve of those league goals have been shared between Daryl King (7) and Michael Fuller (5) while Rangers top scorers this year are Glen Noble, Dan Harmer and Ben Jesson - all on four goals each.
A cup trophy is the only likely source of silverware this season for the triple champions given rangers poor start to the league this year. The red and blacks will also be keen to put last weeks very poor performance behind them and hopefully cause a massive cup upset in the process.
1.30pm 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...