Hall Road Rangers demonstrated plenty of clinical attacking play on Saturday as they put seven goals past Teversal FC in a 0-7 win.
The game started very evenly as Rangers had to adjust to the Teversal pitch and find a way of putting together flowing attacking moves. They also had to contain Teversal who showed plenty of spirit and endeavour from the off.
Rangers eventually gained some control of the game and took the lead in the 12th minute courtesy of Sam Robinson’s 12th league goal of the season. Joe McFadyen came close to doubling this lead in the 22nd minute when his effort was saved by the Teversal keeper.
Hall Road were awarded a penalty around ten minutes later after Reece Moody was fouled inside the Teversal box. Subsequently, Chris Spinks stepped up and dispatched the spot kick to bag his 3rd league goal of the campaign.
At this point, Hall Road began to put a lot of pressure on the Teversal defence. This paid off in the 36th minute as Joe McFadyen poked home to get his 1st goal for the club and extend Hall Road’s lead. It then became 0-4 just before half-time as Reece Moody got himself on the scoresheet with his 10th league goal of the season.
A few minutes into the second half, Rangers made a triple change as Jacob Galloway, Harry Griffin and Luke Bullement replaced Alex Knaggs, Conner Harman and Joe McFadyen. It was a seamless transition as Galloway, Griffin and Bullement all managed to get into the rhythm of the game and looked assured in their overall play.
Chris Spinks had an effort saved in the 51st minute. Spinks got his 2nd goal of the game on the hour mark as he slotted the ball home from Paul Wray’s pull back after he was sent through on the right wing by a great ball from Jacob Galloway.
Hall Road made it 0-6 in the 67th minute when Reece Moody ran through on goal and made it a brace for him on the day. Jacob Galloway nearly got himself on the scoresheet a couple of minutes later as his effort was saved.
Sam Robinson secured his 2nd and Hall Road’s 7th in the 82nd minute to complete the goalscoring exploits.
Hall Road had to see out the last few minutes with ten men after Alex Britton had to go off with an injury.
Rangers joint boss Leon Sewell was pleased with the attitude of his players on the day.
“It was a difficult playing surface but, at the same time, the pitch at Haworth Park isn’t the best. I said to the lads at the beginning of the day that there’s no excuses for complaining about the pitch and not one of them complained.
In terms of preparation, we had a good session on Wednesday night like I said we would last week. Today, the lads were all at the ground on time, they’ve had a good warm up and that’s gone into the game.
It’s never easy coming away from home and this was one of our longest journeys of the season. We knew that Teversal were going to come out and they started well to be fair to them.
I thought we weren’t at our best for the first 15/20 minutes. We were trying the cute passes and threading the ball through the eye of the needle and it wasn’t coming off.
We asked the players to move the ball a lot quicker and we did. We opened them up, got in behind and scored seven good goals.
Robbo got two, Reece got two, Spinksy got two and Joe McFadyen took one off Knaggsy’s toe. When you look at it in the grand scheme of things, we’ve had all of the front four score today and that’s really, really positive.
The aim of today was to come here and keep a clean sheet because we know we can create chances and the lads press really well from the front. I thought Reece worked tirelessly and ran himself into the ground.
We got a good 50/55 minutes out of Joe McFadyen coming back from a long lay off. Spinksy and Robbo have both had another 90 minutes and, for the last ten minutes, we played with ten men because we obviously made our three changes.
Overall, I’m really pleased as a couple of results have gone our way in the league and that’s six points we’ve picked up off Teversal plus ten goals for and none against” he said.