Hall Road Rangers picked up a convincing 0-5 win against FC Humber United at the Fairfax Plant Hire Stadium on Tuesday night.
FC Humber started the better of the two sides. However, their only moment of attacking danger came in the 22nd minute when an effort hit the post.
In the 29th minute, Rangers almost took the lead courtesy of a Craig Muirhead effort which went wide. Four minutes later, they did go in front when Henry Curtis got his 2nd goal for the club as he finished off a good counter attacking move by rounding FC Humber keeper Ben Saynor and slotting the ball home.
This lead was doubled in the 43rd minute. A short corner routine saw Craig Muirhead pass the ball to Chris Spinks who then sent a cross into the FC Humber box which Jacob Galloway met and produced a brilliant header to get his 2nd goal of the season.
Muirhead nearly extended Hall Road’s lead in the 52nd minute as he put an effort wide after being played through by Chris Spinks. In the 57th minute, Spinks sent a corner into the FC Humber box which James Piercy got on the end of and bagged his 6th goal of the season to make it 0-3.
Minutes later, a great run by Mason Chaffer gave him an opportunity to shoot at goal and his effort went just wide.
Rangers made a couple of changes in the 66th minute as Sam Deacon and Joe McFadyen replaced Henry Curtis and Chris Spinks.
The two substitutes combined to great effect in the 69th minute. Deacon pressurised the FC Humber defence resulting in them gifting him the ball which he then laid it off to McFadyen who stroked home to increase Hall Road’s lead even further and get his 5th goal of the season.
Deacon and McFadyen were also involved in the creation of Hall Road’s 5th goal. Effective pressure from Deacon resulted in FC Humber keeper Ben Saynor giving him the ball and the striker hit an effort towards goal. With the speed of the ball starting to slow down and defenders closing in, McFadyen made sure it went over the line and got his 2nd goal of the game and 6th goal for the club.
This victory effectively guarantees Rangers a top ten finish.
Hall Road joint manager Leon Sewell was pleased to get the win.
“Job done. We asked of the players before kick-off to make sure they’re aware of the situation.
There was a lot of pride to play for tonight. Obviously, it’s a local derby to an extent.
We wanted to put the wrongs of the performance on Saturday right and more so getting beat 0-3 at home is still hurtful. We’ve scored five really good goals.
We’ve weathered the storm at times. Ultimately, it was about playing for pride this evening and making sure the three points come back to Hull.
I just reminded the players of the time and effort that’s put in by people like yourself Ollie, Dave Reader and Kev that come and travel and watch us. The departing point was we get the win and we make sure that we’ve taken six points off FC Humber this season.
I think we’ve scored ten and conceded one in the two league games so delighted with that. Scored five really good goals and I don’t think they’ve really posed a threat on our goal.
It was nice for Haydn in goal and our defence to keep a clean sheet” Sewell said.