Gary Fowell Builders Plains Rangers
May 16 v Visique Whakatane
Desire and determination were the decisive factors in
an exciting local derby on Saturday. Visique Whakatane were hosts to Gary
Fowell Builders in BOP division one. The home team started well, and Rangers'
keeper Chris Johnston made an excellent one-on-one save to keep Whakatane
out. Whakatane had several early chances and then won a penalty, however
Johnston, in a man of the match display, saved the penalty. Rangers were
gradually building into the game and captain Jason Pullar had the ball
in the back of the Whakatane net, but the goal was ruled out for off side.
Mid way through the half, Rangers were awarded a penalty after Jordan
Ogilvy was brought down in the box. Pullar stepped up and converted the
chance confidently. Whakatane deservedly equalised and the half ended
at a goal apiece.