Hall Road Rangers welcome East Riding Rangers to Haworth Park this weekend and they’ve got their sights set on securing a fourth league win on the bounce.
However, it’s set to be a very difficult task as Hall Road face an East Riding side that sits just two places below them in the Humber Premier League Premier Division table. In fact, a victory for the visitors would move them above Hall Road.
East Riding come into this game on the back of a 0-2 defeat in their last league game against Hornsea Town last Saturday. They’ve won eight, drawn one and lost five out of their 14 league games so far this season.
The previous league meeting between the sides took place in November and produced seven goals as East Riding ran out 5-2 winners at King George V Playing Fields. A James Nichols brace and goals from Craig Dibb, Alex Lewis and Dan Nichols secured the win for East Riding whilst Tom Oliver and Kian Salter got the Hall Road goals.
Ahead of the game, Rangers boss Chris Burke said:
“It’s a bit of a funny one for me because I wasn’t there for the return fixture. I obviously saw the result and that we were on the wrong end of it.
We had another good session on Wednesday in training and have taken the positives of the last three results. We’ll hopefully go into it buzzing, start a bit quicker and not let East Riding play their game. We’ll focus on ourselves and hopefully make it four out of four. That’s the plan.
It’s going to be tough. East Riding are a good, strong and physical team and I got that on the report from the last time we played them. We’re going to be up against it and it’s probably going to be the toughest game out of the run we’ve had so far.
I’m firmly confident that if we apply ourselves properly and go about our business like we can do then we’ll come away with another three points.”