The London Rangers FC have lost their second game in the Hellenic League Two East after an undistinguished performance against the Penn & Tylers Green Reserves who are now on top of the table. The Penn’s came back from behind to win 2:1 after Gary Nuth and Shaun Walsh scored.
The Pavilion. After a lousy start into the 2017/18 season, the London Rangers FC wanted to bounce back from the devastating 0:5 home loss against Long Crendon on the first matchday. The game started promising: After a foul on Micah Sargoum in the penalty area, Olundre Adeyemi scored from the penalty spot. But this lead didn‘t last long. Only ten minutes later the team made the same mistake as their opponent and fouled Shaun Walsh inside the box, who consequently equalised from the spot. The goals were the only chances created in the first half.
Despite the lack of goalscoring opportunities in the first half, both teams played with the same tactics: Holding the ball in the midfield area before playing the through ball to the striker. But inaccurate passes didn’t make this tactic work well. Except for one attack of the guests. Gary Nuth took the ball in the midfield area, sidestepped two defenders before getting into the box with a give and go pass and scoring into the right bottom corner. The conceded goal was a great example of the general problem the London Rangers had during the whole game, the team wasn’t consequent and aggressive enough in the tackles. The home side had two opportunities of equalising the game after Josh Briant cleared a shot from Benjamin Larrington on the goalline and Adeleke Osnaike hit the bar after a shot from distance.
All in all the Penn & Tylers Green Reserves won the match with showing more quality in case of using the chances.
“I think it was a deserved win. We played with passion and were way more aggressive in the tackles. Furthermore, we were more focused in the decisive situations so earnt the three points“, Penn’s coach stated after the game, whose team is now on top of the table.
London Rangers FC – Penn & Tylers Green Reserves 1:2
LRFC: Andrey Lavniko – Paul Ngwazim, Adan Abdi, Craig Matthews, Bernard Omodo, Anthony Egundoli, Yafet Kifle, Olundre Adeyemi, Benjamin Larrington, Arron Sacrier, Micah Sargoum; Substitutes: Marius Gisea, Kaidon Palma, Adeleke Osnaike
PTGR: Luke Belson – Sean Bennett, Josh Brian, Matt Clark, Christopher Hatt, Jamie Hunt, Gary Nuth, Conor Remsbury-Kelly, Daniel Sharp, Ryan Tisdall, Shaun Walsh; Substitutes: Benjamin Bentley, Andrew Parry
Goals: 1:0 Olundre Adeyemi (10.), 1:1 Shaun Walsh (21.), 1:2 Gary Nuth (57.)