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Paget Rangers
Coton Green
D Carter (8'), R Dempster (16')
Full time
Wed 3 May 19:30 - Midland Football League - Division 2

Paget Rangers Promoted

Paget Rangers were promoted to MFL Division 1 after a tense 98 minutes in Boldmere.

A 2-1 win over Coton Green sprung the Bears into second place, but it didn't come easy.

The Bears were on the attack from the get go, Billy Fagg played Daniel Carter through but his low shot was saved. A Coton Green counter attack showed the intent of the visitors.

Just over five minutes played a Rio tackle prevented a promising Coton attack, it was obvious the visitors were here to spoil the party.

Paget finally took the lead after nine minutes when Fagg dispossessed the Green left back, before sending a low cross into Carter who chipped it into the net.

Green were still looking to prevent a Paget promotion party, and Josh Sherrington forced Paget keeper, Josh Benton, to make a great save to keep the Bears in the lead.

It was the Bears who would score next; Jeorge Smith played the ball down the right to Fagg, who brilliantly crossed it into the path of Ross Dempster who headed the ball past the hapless Coton goalkeeper.

The visitors were persistent and in the 23rd minute the referee awarded a suspect free kick, Dave Yonwin stepped up and halved the Bears lead.

Paget were relentless in their attempt to regain their two goal lead. Dempster, Smith, Carter, Luke Bradley and Craig Evans all had chances but the score remained 2-1 going into the break.

What followed were 51 tense minutes. The Bears struggled to create the perfect chance that would give them a third and Green were still going for the equaliser.

With 90 minutes approaching it looked like the Wee Gers were going to do it, however six minutes remained on the ref’s watch.

A free kick and a few corners for Coton provided a nerve wracking ending for the Paget staff, players and of course fans.

The referee finally blew the whistle after the Green goalkeeper sent the all into the air from a goal kick and the celebrations could begin.

Key moments

8:00
Goal Daniel Carter scores for Paget Rangers
16:00
Goal Ross Dempster scores for Paget Rangers

Highlights

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90:00 Player of the Match
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78:00 Sub Off
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78:00 Sub On
Daniel Cullen is substituted on for Paget Rangers
70:00 Sub Off
David Arrowsmith is substituted off for Paget Rangers
70:00 Sub On
Ryan Conlon is substituted on for Paget Rangers
70:00 Sub On
Myles Phipps is substituted on for Paget Rangers
70:00 Sub Off
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End of period 1
16:00 Goal 2 - 0
Ross Dempster scores for Paget Rangers
16:00 Assist
Billy Fagg makes an assist for Paget Rangers
8:00 Goal 1 - 0
Daniel Carter scores for Paget Rangers
8:00 Assist
Billy Fagg makes an assist for Paget Rangers
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As it happened

  • Paget Rangers
  • Coton Green
  • 0
  • Daniel Carter Goal 8:00'
  • Billy Fagg Assist 8:00'
  • Ross Dempster Goal 16:00'
  • Billy Fagg Assist 16:00'
  • David Arrowsmith Sub Off 70:00'
  • Ryan Conlon Sub On 70:00'
  • Myles Phipps Sub On 70:00'
  • Daniel Carter Sub Off 70:00'
  • Jeorge Smith Sub Off 78:00'
  • Daniel Cullen Sub On 78:00'
  • Josh Benton Player of the Match 90:00'

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Droitwich Spa 30 65
2. Redditch Borough 31 64
3. Paget Rangers 30 64
4. Alvis Sporting Club 30 63
5. Fairfield Villa 30 55
6. Coton Green 31 50
7. Knowle 30 47

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