Plains Rangers men v Rotorua United Sept 30 2017

Rangers team photo before kick off. Click here to see a bigger version of it. As you can see there are quite a few subs available! In fact Matt Dalgity was late, so he would have made 11 people available to be subs! Prematch hand shakes. Yuri and Wetts are the two tall fullas.
Dave Taylor blows the whistle for the start. Petir passes back. What on earth is Pete doing at striker?! Petir almost gives Rangers the dream start, when he charges down the Rotorua keeper's kick then rolls it goalwards, the keeper is winning the race to try and keep it out.
Jimmy, Hamish and Hamish make up 3 of the back four. Not your usual line-up! Sione puts pressure on Rotorua's dribbler. JP marks Yuri.
Jordy puts across a good ball to Petir. What is Andy doing at right back?! Well, he did make a few good tackles.
Pete is working away up front. He was unlucky not to score, hitting the woodwork. Penalty! Who handballed it? Levi is sent the wrong way.
Wetts had a game in the midfield. Petir's tight control usually got him out of trouble.
The Rotorua keeper makes a brave save ahead of Jamaal and Sione. Jimmy looks in command. He had a strong game.
Jamaal links up well with his fellow Edgecumbe College team mate Petir. Dave starts the second half. Rangers were 2 - 0 down.
Jamaal battles away. Petir attempts to wrongfoot the three defenders on him. He did get a decent shot away too.
Ballet? Gymnastics? Jords and Petir and two defenders are all after that ball. Matt Eveleens got a run as well. Final score? Rotorua 4 or 5 - 1. Dave Taylor blew the whistle as Rotorua were shooting the ball into the goal, so no one was too sure whether it counted or not!


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