On a cold and wet Saturday afternoon, Hall Road Rangers had a miserable trip to East Riding Rangers which resulted in a 5-2 defeat at King George V Playing Fields.

It had started quite well for Hall Road. They took the lead in the 10th minute thanks to Tom Oliver’s fourth goal of the season as he pounced on a rebound and slotted the ball home after Luke Bullement’s original effort was saved.

Nine minutes later, the hosts got themselves back on level terms. Both sides then had chances to go in front. Hall Road went close to taking the lead in the 27th minute as Bullement saw his curled effort saved.

Bullement had an early opportunity in the second half with a header which was comfortably saved when he was picked out by a superb Paul Wray cross. In the 50th minute, ERR took the lead as they capitalised on Hall Road being unable to clear the ball away from danger.

Hall Road nearly equalised in the 53rd minute through a Lewis Andrew free-kick which was well saved. A set piece for the hosts resulted in them extending their lead a couple of minutes later.

Just over the hour mark, another set piece caused chaos in the Hall Road box and led to ERR making it 4-1. Kian Salter pulled a goal back for Hall Road in the 77th minute after being teed up by Oliver.

The hosts grabbed their fifth goal just before the final whistle and condemned Hall Road to a heavy defeat which leaves them sitting in seventh place in the league table.

Hall Road Rangers: Taylor, Wray (Murray 65’), Pulford, J. Hall, Chaffer (Miller 74’), Andrew (C), Loughton, Iversen, Harrison (Salter 56’), Bullement, Oliver.

Subs Not Used: Withill, Shepard.