Plains Rangers AFC
19 August 2017
Otumoetai 6, Plains Rangers men 1
Plains Rangers travelled to play Otumoetai in BOP division one on Saturday. Otumoetai are in a tight battle for second and third place in the league and were sure to be a tough task. Rangers started out well, and despite a couple of scares, gained control in the midfield for a while. After thirty minutes Rangers got their noses in front. A good cross from right wing Petir Gray came across to Rangers' captain James Hart who volleyed it home. Rangers were rocked five minutes later when an Otumoetai striker got through into the goal area and slipped trying to round the keeper. However, the referee judged a penalty was to be awarded. It was duly dispatched and the home team scored another break away just before the break to have a narrow lead.