Worksop Town vs Hall Road Rangers
Saturday April 7
Toolstation NCEL Premier Division
By Ollie Harsley
Photograph supplied by Lee Myers
Photo: Chris Spinks was one of four scorers who netted in the 4-0 in earlier in the season, he also netted in Rangers previous game
HALL Road Rangers will finally return to action on Saturday afternoon when they travel to Sandy Lane to face Worksop Town.
Worksop are currently sat in 12th position in the NCEL Premier Division table and they really have nothing to play for as they are safe from relegation trouble and realistically they won’t be able to challenge up at the top of the league.
However, The Tigers will be looking to finish the season in good form and they will want to get as high up the league table as they can. Worksop come into this game on the back of 4 successive defeats in the league and this could play into Hall Road’s hands. Worksop boss Duncan Milligan will undoubtedly expect a reaction from his players and they will target this game as the source of a victory that could get their season back on track.
Sandy Lane has proved to be a productive ground for Worksop so far this season as The Tigers have won less than half of the 18 games they have played at home. They have lost the last couple of games on their home turf though and that will provide an opportunity for Hall Road to try and compound Worksop’s misery.
The reverse fixture between these sides came back at the start of November at Haworth Park when Hall Road thrashed Worksop 4-0. James Piercy, Josh Batty, Chris Spinks (right) and Fraser Hansen scored the goals for Rangers in a dominant first half display. Quite a few months have passed since then so this previous meeting won’t really have any influence on the outcome of this Saturday’s game.
Hall Road have a serious backlog of fixtures to fulfil after yet more postponements in the last couple of weeks but they will just want to get back on the pitch and determine their own destiny. Potential safety is all in their own hands and a positive result in Saturday’s game would provide the perfect start to this hefty pile up of games in the last month or so of the season.
This game will be followed by another away trip to Liversedge next Tuesday night but the majority of Hall Road’s remaining matches will be at Haworth Park. The continued support of the fans is a must at this important stage of the season and the club as a whole are determined to fight right until the final whistle of the last game of the season.