PRE-MATCH REPORT: Hall Road Rangers vs Ollerton Town

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Hall Road Rangers are gearing up to continue their good start to the season with the arrival of NCEL new boys Ollerton Town on Saturday afternoon at Haworth Park.  Ollerton have found it tough going in the NCEL so far having played four and won none. 

They will be up against the league’s top scorer in Scott Phillips who has bagged seven league goals so far this season alone.  Rangers’ Manager Dave Ricardo is looking forward to the test

“Ollerton will prove an interesting test this coming Saturday.” Said the Rangers top man “They were a very successful side last season gaining promotion. Although they haven’t gained a point so far, they have been in games for long periods and have not been on the receiving end of any hammerings so it will be a test.”

“I asked for a professional display last week and for 45 minutes we got that, however, this week it has to be for the majority of the game.”

“We welcome back Alex Sherwood from his European adventures as well as Chris Spinks, Craig Muirhead and Corey Mortimer who were missing last week.”

“James Piercy is close to regaining fitness and has shown superb attitude in taking part in training while carrying a hand injury.”

“We also welcome to the club new signing Sean Goodwin ex-Barnsley FC midfielder. We have some players unavailable due to holiday, Norton, Walsh, Reeson and Vernon.

The fixture will also coincide with Non-League Day.  Non-League Day was set up by James Doe in 2010 as a social media experiment, after being inspired by a pre-season trip to Devon to watch Queens Park Rangers play at Tavistock. It has now grown to become an annual part of the football calendar, backed by Premier League and Football League clubs, MPs, celebrities, media organisations, charities and most importantly the non-league clubs themselves and the fans who turn up on the day.

Always scheduled to coincide with an international break, Non-League Day provides a platform for clubs to promote the importance of affordable volunteer-led community football while giving fans across the country the chance to show support for their local non-league side.

Kick off for Hall Road v Ollerton will be 3 pm at Haworth Park. 

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