Gary Fowell Builders Plains Rangers
July 30 Ngongotaha 2 Plains Rangers men 1
It took a late goal to knock Gary Fowell Builders Plains
Rangers out of the CNS Cup quarterfinals on Saturday. Rangers were away
at Ngongotaha, the BOP division one leaders, and were determined to put
up a good showing. The home team were able to field three players who
then went on to play for their table topping Federation team as well.
Rangers started well, but the home team settled into some good football
too. They attacked willingly down the wings and put a lot of pressure
on the Rangers' defence. However, Rangers are also capable of that and
after 30 minutes Jaiden Ibbetson opened up the Ngongotaha defence and
slid the ball across goal for Aaron Muggeridge to score. One minute before
half time the home team scored a cracker of an equaliser, a powerful drive
from twenty metres.