Pr: Hall Road Rangers vs Armthorpe

An immediate reaction is needed from Hall Road Rangers on Saturday as they welcome Armthorpe Welfare to Haworth Park. Rangers come into this game on the back of a 7-0 defeat at Hallam FC on Tuesday night. All seven goals were conceded in the second half and it meant that it was a miserable trip back to East Yorkshire.

Hall Road boss Leon Sewell lamented the many costly mistakes that lead to Hallam’s goals.

“It was a great performance in the first half and it wasn’t so good in the second half. There were too many individual errors that cost us which is rather frustrating given that we talk about being ruthless in both boxes when defending and attacking.

There’s no room for complacency in this league. 

The challenge becomes harder when you have seven senior players missing, but credit to the young lads who all made their debuts and stood up to the task.

It’ll certainly be a learning curve for them” he said.

From the three home games they’ve played so far this season, Rangers have picked up four points which came from a 3-1 win against Ollerton Town and a 1-1 draw with local rivals North Ferriby FC.

Armthorpe currently occupy 10th position in the NCEL Division One table and they’ve won three of their first six league games. Under the management of Lee Morris, Armthorpe have picked up two wins from three games on their travels.

Adam Baskerville provides the most potent goal threat for Armthorpe as he has three goals in all competitions.

Sewell summed up by saying that he wants his players to step up and provide the perfect response to the midweek defeat at Hallam.

“This game will be the perfect time for us to show some self-pride as we look to bounce back with a win against Armthorpe who’ve had a good start to the season. They’ll have also had a tough game on Wednesday night against Brigg Town.

We’ll have to be at our best to get anything from the game. However, I’m certain we’ll be well-rested.

We’ll hopefully welcome back players who’ve missed the last two games and we’ll be ready to go come 3pm on Saturday” Sewell concluded.

Report by: Oliver Harsley