By Neil Winsor
HALL Road Rangers boss Bill Gill has insisted that they will be no priority given to tomorrow night’s game with Parkgate, but that he will have a few missing when Rangers head across the M62 to face Liversedge tonight.
After playing four times last week, Rangers collected seven points to keep them in the hunt of beating the drop, and with another game tomorrow evening, Thursday night, and Saturday, Hall Road will certainly not be lacking match sharpness.
“We travel to Liversedge not short of numbers, but we do have a few key players missing which is only understandable this time of the season and on a Monday evening.
We do have Tuesday in mind and want to have plenty of fresh legs for our home game against Parkgate.
Tonight is no secret though, that this is one of our games in hand, and any result will give us a psychological edge with a few games in hand, however the plan is to turn up to all remaining fixtures, work hard and try to win the game, tonight is no different.” Gill quoted.
Hall Road have already had two close encounters with Liversedge, and Gill has also admitted that the result in the League Cup fixture, which Rangers lost 4-3, still leaves a ‘sour taste’ and he will be hoping to use that experience as a positive.
“We head back to Liversedge with the cup defeat still a sour taste in our mouths, and although they took a beating against Pontefract this Saturday, you only have to look at the Bridlington game, where they fought back from two down to win 3-2, to know what they are capable of, it’s a good club and they’re all very passionate, and also very welcoming.”
Tonight’s trip signals the away date of Hall Road Rangers season.
With some memorable away wins at the likes of Handsworth Parramore, Thackley and Worksop Town in the league to mention a few, and also a Vase success at Ashington, three points at Liversedge, although a difficult task would be most welcome and would see Rangers climb out of the bottom three of the NCEL Premier Division and move to within three points of Athersley Recreation, with two games in hand.
With seven home games to follow though, nothing will be decided at the Clayborn Ground tonight.