Hall Road Rangers secured a fifth successive league victory on Saturday afternoon as they toppled Humber Premier League Premier Division league leaders Sculcoates Amateurs with a 3-2 win.
Rob Hall fired an effort wide inside the first minute. In the fourth minute, Scullies came close to going in front with a cross come shot which cannoned off the bar.
The visitors took the lead in the 31st minute when Liam White was played through and subsequently tucked the ball home. Just before the break, Tom Iversen got Rangers back on level terms with a wonderful finish and secured his fifth goal of the season.
Rangers created a couple of good opportunities to take the lead in the early stages of the second half. Rob Hall sent a header over the bar after meeting a Lewis Andrew set piece delivery whilst Iversen put an effort wide.
However, Scullies restored their lead in the 64th minute as White converted a penalty to bag his second goal of the game. Rangers equalised in the 68th minute when Rob Hall fired home after Scullies failed to deal with an Andrew corner.
Jordan Hall crashed a header against the bar in the 72nd minute and Iversen saw a shot go wide a few minutes later. Late on, Rangers earned all three points courtesy of Rob Hall’s second goal of the game as he got on the end of a superb Luke Bullement cross and produced a fine header.
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Hall Road Rangers: Withill, Pulford, J. Hall, Davies, Bullement, Andrew (C), Shepard, R. Hall, Miller, Harrison, Iversen.
Subs Not Used: Wray, Salter, Waud.
Giving his post-match thoughts, Rangers manager Chris Burke said:
“To be fair, I’m buzzing and more so for the lads. They thoroughly, thoroughly deserve that three points today.
2-2 could have been a fair result as well, but we did everything and more that was required to get the three points. Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a last minute winner?
Myself, Matt and Alex set up the training to put things into practice and we have a chat before the match to work out how we’re going to set up. At the end of the day, it comes down to the players and how they follow that through. Today, to a man, they were brilliant.
We’ve gone a goal behind twice. Not only have they got themselves back in the game, they’ve then kicked on and scored a brilliant, brilliant goal.
Bully’s whipped in a cross Beckhamesque from the right hand side, Rob’s met it with complete aplomb, buried it in the back of the net and topped it off with a wonderful celebration. It shows the togetherness from the lads and that’s the main thing.
When I took over this job, it was obviously a hard decision to make in not doing it with Leon given all the years we’ve worked together. However, we’ve kept the same morals and the same standards that we’ve always worked with together and that’s one thing I’m a big believer in.
You keep your standards and your morals and you work together and for each other. I have this little saying one in, all in and today it was that. From one to 11, they were brilliant.
It wasn’t pretty at times, with Haworth as it is and especially in Winter, but they just dug in. Go behind, dust yourselves down, go again and get the equaliser. That happened in the second half and we kicked on.”