Hall Road Rangers vs Skegness Town
Buildbase FA Vase, Second Qualifying Round
Saturday September 23
Kick off 3pm
By Ollie Harsley
Photograph supplied by Lee Myers
Photo: Chris Spinks will be looking to add to his tally of five goals for the season when Hall Road resume their FA Vase campaign tomorrow
HALL Road Rangers are back in cup action this weekend as they welcome Skegness Town to Haworth Park in their FA Vase Second Qualifying Round match.
Hall Road got to this stage of the competition after a hard fought 2-0 win against Gedling Miners Welfare in the previous round, whilst Skegness Town had a more comfortable passage through as they won 3-0 against Sleaford Town.
As they have home advantage yet again, Hall Road will come into this game as favourites to win and they will need to ensure they don’t get complacent.
Chris Spinks will be looking to carry on his fine goal scoring record for Rangers in this match to add to his five goals so far this season.
Another key man in the Hall Road ranks is Josh Batty who can be deadly in front of goal when he cuts inside from either wing.
Skegness Town arrive on the back of three successive wins in the Lincolnshire League in which they currently occupy first place.
Jordan Smith has been a huge catalyst for The Lilywhites good form as he has scored six goals in the league so far in addition to getting onto the scoresheet in the win against Sleaford Town in the previous round of the competition.
Alex Nichols is another name to watch out for as he has 3 goals to his name and he will provide yet another test for the Hall Road defence.
The Lilywhites have some pedigree in the FA Vase as they reached the 5th Round in the 1981-82 season and they will want to get close to replicating that feat this season. The winners of this match will go through to the First Round Proper so both sides will give it all they have to ensure they don’t get knocked out of the competition.
Hall Road manager Bill Gill will want his side to sustain their level of performance under him and he will make sure that the players don’t take Skegness Town too lightly.
The amount of chances Rangers created at Maltby Main last Saturday will be much welcomed this weekend as long as they can take their opportunities and see The Lilywhites off in what should be a well fought affair.