Hall Road Rangers vs Liversedge
Tuesday November 14
Toolstation NCEL Premier Division
Haworth Park, Kick off 7.45pm
By Neil Winsor
Match Sponsor: Hull Noir
IN-FORM Hall Road Rangers look to extend their five league game unbeaten run tomorrow night with the visit of 17th placed Liversedge to Haworth Park.
With Saturday’s Vase defeat, the only reversal on Rangers copy book since the defeat at Penistone Church in early October, they will remain confident of securing a home win which will further solidify their place in the top ten of the NCEL Premier Division.
They will be keen to draw on the performance of their last league match, a 4-0 home win against Worksop, and also from the first hour of Saturday’s defeat against high-flying Pontefract Collieries where they were excellent.
They sit four points behind ninth placed Bridlington Town with two games in hand, and are very much a side looking to climb the table rather then one content with sitting halfway.
Rangers boss Bill Gill and his assistant Andrew Watts do have a number of injuries to contend with ahead of the game but they have cover for those missing.
Danny Chambers and Matty Crane remain long-term absentees, and the duo are joined by James Piercy on the sidelines.
Steve Janney also continues to progress following the ankle injury he sustained in the 1-1 draw at Garforth Town.
They are boosted though by the return of a few regulars.
Jack Griffin is eligible once again as he was cup-tied for the weekend following his switch back to Haworth Park last week, whilst Sam O’Malley could also feature.
Danny Norton is also continuing his comeback from a broken wrist and is also available.
Alex Stock and Patrick Aganze could also figure once more after breaking into the first team picture of late, whilst Tom Bennett will remain available for a short time as the club await his sending off at the weekend to be processed, likely to be two weeks.
The visitors are currently encountering contrasting fortunes to their hosts however but will be keen to record their first win in six attempts.
They found themselves 4-2 ahead against AFC Mansfield two weeks ago with ten minutes remaining, but were pegged back by Rudy Funk’s side and ended up drawing 4-4 so they are a side more then capable of unsettling Rangers.
PHOTO: The in-form strike pair of Josh Batty and Chris Spinks could hold the key to unlocking Liversedge tomorrow night