Gary Fowell Builders Plains Rangers

August 6 Otumoetai 3 Plains Rangers men 1

An excellent first half performance was not enough for Gary Fowell Builders Plains Rangers when they traveled to play the high flying Otumoetai on Saturday.
Rangers started with a hiss and a roar. Jaiden Ibbetson had the first shot on goal within seconds and draw a good save from the home team keeper. Five minutes later the lively left winger had robbed the defence of the ball and rolled the ball into the net. Rangers were well worth the lead, dominating the midfield through captain Ben McPherson and player of the day James Krause and putting together some useful attacks. Strikers Tom Davison and Aaron Muggerdige both went close. Late in the half, against the run of play, Otumoetai equalised with a header following a good team move.
In the second half Rangers couldn't keep their domination going, and the home team hit the front when a long low shot crept in at the far post. Midway through the half another headed goal made the job tough for Rangers, although Krause went close after a great ball in from the right wing. The final score was Otumoetai 3 Plains Rangers 1.
This Saturday Rangers are at home to Whakatane Town in what should be an entertaining local derby. Kick off at Awakeri is at 2.30 pm.