Hall Road Rangers vs Pontefract Collieries

Haworth Park

Tuesday November 21

Toolstation NCEL Premier Division

By Neil Winsor

WITH change comes opportunity as Hall Road Rangers management duo Bill Gill and Andrew Watts look to shake things up by making some changes ahead of the visit of Pontefract Collieries tomorrow night.

A torrid seven days was brought to a shuddering thud on Saturday when Rangers crashed at home, to a hungry and eager Athersley Recreation side looking to climb the table.

Following that game Rangers boss Bill Gill eluded to some changes to the team that need to be made to freshen things up.

Clearly disappointed and frustrated on Saturday and refusing to use a heavy schedule as an excuse, in which Rangers have played six games in 21 days, of which two went to extra-time, the Hall Road boss wants a positive reaction against the high-flying Colls..

Gill has re-enforced his expectations as his side look to avenge the FA Vase defeat against tomorrow’s opponents nine days ago and expects his side to regain their focus ahead of three more games in November.

Saturday did see the introduction of another young talent into the squad in one of a few positives for the club.

Jake Foster was introduced towards the close of Saturday’s defeat whilst the club have also revealed they are working hard to try and bring in some new faces, Tuesday however may come to soon to blood any new signings.

Jack Binns could come back in to the side as James Whittingham picked up a dead leg on Saturday, whilst they are also other players carrying knocks, but decisions on their selection will be made closer to kick off.

Pontefract have been superb in the NCEL Premier Division so far this season and after been promoted with Hall Road last season sit second in the table with former Campion striker Eli Hey netting 20 times in all competitions.