Sat 10
Worsbrough Bridge Athletic
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First Team
Worsborough Bridge Athletic 0, Hall Road Rangers 5

Worsborough Bridge Athletic 0, Hall Road Rangers 5

By Lee Myers
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Toolstation NCEL First Division


HALL Road Rangers recorded their fourth straight league win, as they brushed aside lowly Worsborough Bridge.
Having passed a pitch inspection on the morning of the game, huge credit goes to the volunteers at Worsborough for managing to get the game played, following a deluge of rain in the past 72 hours.
As expected, the going was extremely heavy throughout the afternoon, however Hall Road showed great professionalism to break the 50 point barrier and also record their first consecutive clean sheets of the season.
Rangers showed little effects of the busy recent schedule which since the beginning of October has seen them play an incredible 18 times in all competitions, yielding an impressive twelve wins in that period.
It took just six minutes for the deadlock to be broken, as Chris Spinks registered his 20th goal of the season to tie level in fourth place with Penistone's Dale Kelly in the top scoring charts and continue a red hot streak of form which has seen the former Westella man, net five times in his last seven appearances.
Although in control of the game, the narrow scoreline is still always a nervous one, so Rangers boss Dave Ricardo will have been delighted when James Piercy netted on 28 minutes to double the visitors lead and give his side a welcomed cushion.
Hall Road continued to dominate and put the game out of the reach of Worsborough six minutes before the break, when Danny Norton notched a third, to continue his fine run of goalscoring form.
Norton registering his fourth goal in three games, vindication of Ricardo's recent decision to push him further upfield from his usual right back position.
The second half continued in the same vein as the previous period, and on 50 minutes Rangers were rewarded further when Joe Cooper bagged the first of his two goals for the afternoon.
There was still time for Cooper to grab his second, and Rangers fifth of the afternoon on 69 minutes to round off a satisfying afternoon in South Yorkshire.
With the other three sides above Hall Road in the table all winning, little has changed and Rangers remain three points behind leaders Emley, a gap, Rangers will be hopeful of bridging when Shirebrook visit Haworth Park next Saturday afternoon (3pm)
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Match details

Match date

Sat 10, Dec 2016

Kickoff

15:00

Attendance

25

Competition

Division 1

League position

4
Hall Road Rangers
20
Worsbrough Bridge Athletic