Plains Rangers AFC
13 & 14 August 2016
Taupo 5, Plains Rangers men 1
Rotorua 0, Plains Rangers women 3 (def)
On Saturday, SLH Contracting Plains Rangers travelled to play league leaders Taupo in BOP division two. Rangers started the game in scintillating form. Attacking at pace, Rangers created several chances. In the first few minutes Hamish Wilde had two good attempts at goal. After ten minutes it was no surprise when the visitors opened the scoring. The speedy Jordan Ogilvy robbed a defender of the ball and slotted it past the keeper. Rangers were then unlucky, a Taupo corner came off a Rangers head into the goal. The game was evenly poised. Rangers put together a nice move ending with Wilde turning well in the box but putting his shot over the bar. Late in the half the home team took the lead in unusual circumstances. Taupo took a free kick quickly which was firstly allowed by the referee, then disallowed, then allowed again! The Rangers players may well have been unsettled by this turn of events.