Hall Road Rangers vs Staveley MW
Tuesday October 10
Haworth Park, Kick off 7.45pm
Toolstation NCEL Premier Division
By Neil Winsor
Photograph supplied by Lewis Scott
Photo: Danny Norton and Danny Chambers celebrate during Saturday’s 3-2 win over Clipstone. The duo will be hoping to celebrate again tomorrow night.
KEEPING the consistency in their performance will be high on the agenda for Hall Road Rangers when Staveley MW visit Haworth Park tomorrow night.
Despite looking comfortable at the halfway stage at the weekend, Rangers were almost left red-faced as Clipstone battled from 3-0 down to lose narrowly 3-2 as a lacklustre second half display threatened to unravel the excellent work carried out in the first half.
Hall Road have acquitted themselves well in the NCEL Premier Division so far, but are still looking for the complete ninety minute performance which has probably eluded them so far.
They were pegged back at Penistone, eventually losing 4-3 having led 2-0, whilst they almost threw away a three goal advantage at home to Clipstone.
This, like most sides this season will be Staveley Miners Welfare’s first ever visit to Haworth Park and they currently sit in tenth following their away win at Thackley on Saturday afternoon.
They have been members of the division since 2011, after winning the First Division title the season previous and have finished in the top ten of the Premier Division in four of the six seasons at this level since that promotion.
Rangers boss Bill Gill and his assistant Andrew Watts look likely to have Fraser Hanson available for what is likely to be the last game before his suspension, Hanson will be fully rested having not featured in the weekend win over Clipstone and will be keen to show once more what he is capable of.
Jack Binns and Gareth Owen are two players looking to be restored to the starting eleven also after featuring as substitutes at the weekend, whilst Joe Cooper is still building his match fitness, but tweaked a hamstring in the second half of the weekend win.
View from the dug-out by Bill Gill
“Tomorrow will be a stiff test against another experienced team at this level.
We will look to improve on recent form by defending as a team better and managing the game.
It’s interesting for both sides with the opportunity of us to go above them and they have they opportunity to extend a gap between us.
As you can see we are scoring plenty of goals and tomorrow we will bang at it again and hope to keep it tight going the other way.
I also have one eye on Saturday’s fixture (at Garforth) and will look to rotate the squad to suit both games whilst giving those who rested at weekend a good go tomorrow night.”