Hall Road Rangers put their boxing day blues behind them on bank holiday Monday as they got new year revenge on Selby Town running our 4-1 winners at Home. With Dave Ricardo’s words of encouragement ringing in their ears as they entered the pitch at Haworth determined to start 2017 with a win.
Joe Cooper started the scoring on 26 minutes as he rose highest to head home a Jacob Vernon cross into the top corner for a well deserved 1-0 lead.
Vernon then turned goal scorer himself bagging the the first of a brace on 36 minutes with a superbly taken volley to put the home side two to the good at the break.
Half time came and went and with Selby looking to press for goals it came to Vernon to tap home a Chris Spinks neat cut back for 3-0 on 61 minutes.
Danny Norton got the 4th on 64 minutes to round off the scoring for Rangers. Scott Jones managed a late consolation for Selby to make the scoring 4-1 but the points remained at Haworth for Dave Ricardo and his boys. After the game Ricardo was delighted with his sides performance.
“Today’s result was really pleasing on a number of reasons. Firstly the performance was for 80 minutes very professional.”
“The lads were on the front foot throughout both in defence and attack. All three units won their collective and individual battles.
Secondly it was great to see over 100 in the stands watching, the place looks fantastic with numbers backing the players. We’re working as hard as we can in terms of management and players, training throughout Christmas and New Years Eve, it makes it worthwhile when we get the 3 points in front of a decent size crowd.”
“I believe we need to win 11 out of the 16 remaining games in order to gain automatic promotion. We need your support every step of the way” concluded Ricardo. Rangers will now be back in training mid week before heading to Glasshoughton Welfare next Saturday.
01 – Joe Cooper
02 – Jacob Vernon
03 – Tom Bennett congratulates Jacob Vernon
04 – Dave Ricardo and assistant Billy Gill