Rangers make the long trip to Wittersham this week where they hope to build on last week’s immense cup victory against Crowborough Athletic III. The two teams have already met this season when a below par rangers home performance gifted Wittersham a 2-0 victory. Since that game, Wittersham have picked up just two league home victories against Herstmonceux (5-1) and Wadhurst United (3-1). A home 2-2 draw against an ever improving Catsfield side brings their recent points haul to just seven points as away defeats at Little Chelsea (7-3) and last weeks defeat at Windsor (3-1) shows they are by know means infallible. There full league record is P8 W3 D3 L2 F23 A22 Pts12 which indicates they are strong in front of goal, averaging 3 goals a game, but are equally susceptible at the back.
Their league cup form mirrors that of rangers which has seen them defeat two division one sides in the early rounds. These wins were again both home victories against Orington (7-2) and Mountfield (4-0) which shows this weeks opponents are very strong in their own back yard. Wittersham have also progressed into the next round of the Hastings Junior Cup where they claimed a 3-2 away win at Bexhill AAC – another division one scalp!
The Wittersham dangerman in the league is Liam Sayer who has 5 goals to his name who incidentally was last year’s top scorer throughout the entire league with 35 goals. Rangers will have to be wary of this, and of his strike partner, who contributes to many Sayer’s and Wittersham’s chances. Rangers welcome back several members of the squad this week who will be looking to stake a claim for a starting spot after missing last weeks superb cup victory.
It’s time to start picking up more league points, and if rangers apply themselves in the same way as last week, there’s no reason why 3 points are beyond the team. A win and one other result going their way could propel the triple champions as high as fourth place this week, and this simply has to be the target.
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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...