Hall Road Rangers vs Bottesford Town

Tuesday April 17

Haworth Park, 7.45pm

Toolstation NCEL Premier Division

By Neil Winsor

Photograph supplied by Lee Myers

PHOTO: Bill Gill and his assistant Andrew Watts are expecting a tough challenge from Bottesford, tomorrow night, but the Rangers boss is pleased with his team’s recent form

MAINTAINING Hall Road Rangers recent surge in form will be high on Bill Gill and Andrew Watts agenda when they face Bottesford Town tomorrow night.

Three wins out of their previous four league games have given Rangers a real chance of survival and saw them climb out of the bottom three following the weekend home win over Rainworth MW.

Although Hall Road could begin the visit of Bottesford Town back in the relegation zone tomorrow night, as Harrogate Railway entertain Maltby Main this evening, the outlook at Haworth Park, a lot like the weather this week, looks much brighter then it did a month ago.

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Tomorrow night Rangers face a Bottesford side who have established themselves well in the Premier Division following promotion through the playoffs two years ago.

Gill admitted Bottesford will likely be more direct, but was respectful of the job carried out by his opposite number John Corbett

“I expect a difficult test on Tuesday night (Bottesford) and it will be a different challenge, and again we’ll have to work hard.

Corbs has got his lads drilled well, but luckily for us we will have two or three players back ourselves that missed Saturday.

The young lads that have featured have been a credit, they are willing to learn all the time and are available all the time, and over the next ten or eleven games we are going to need them.

It’s great from the club’s point of view that these lads can come in and we can win games at this level, but I can’t emphasise enough Tuesday will be a tough game.”

Rangers boss Gill paid testament to the character of his players and their form following Saturday’s home win;

“At half time (Saturday) I have to say I was disappointed in the first half performance.

We had some words, and the lads reacted well to be fair to them and second half we was much better.

I’m looking at the last few games and we’ve won three out of the last four games and we always say if you can get two points a game at this level that’s a good target to set, and we are exceeding that in the last four games.” Gill said