Rangers start with a tough test

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Hall Road Rangers got their pre-season campaign off and running with a tough test of their metal on Saturday afternoon as they invited newly promoted North Ferriby United to Haworth Park. Under the stewardship of new gaffa Dave Ricardo Rangers put on a sterling performance but where undone by the quality of the side many divisions above them. In a thrilling 5-0 defeat in front of a bumper crowd of over 200 the new boys in the East Park Chippy sponsored shirts gave Ricardo a lot to ponder.

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Scott Phillips on his Hall Road Rangers debut

After the game Ricardo was please with his sides performance. “Today’s game was an excellent run out against a side full of quality.” Said Ricardo “The score line was disappointing as I thought we gave them 3 out of the 5 goals through individual errors, however today was the day to get them out of the way and the important aspect is to learn from them.”

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Jack Binns in action for Hall Road Rangers

“The lads all know that they’ve had a good work out which is pleasing. There were many positives that can now be taken into Tuesday’s home game against a strong Bridlington Town side.”
“A massive thanks to the match sponsors and to the large crowd that I hope went away with a feeling, that even after one game, that we will have a team that looks to play attractive attacking football”
Rangers will now have a quick turn around and will be back in action on Tuesday evening when they take on NCEL division one side Bridlington Town at Haworth Park. Kick off will be 7:45pm.

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