Short-While-Happiness – Focus on cup fixture

After the London Rangers final-ly won their first match in the Hellenic League, the team suf-fered a 3:5 away loss against Chalfont Wasps Reserves in their last fixture. After 1:1 at halftime the teams offered a spectacular game. The Rangers are now focused on the Middle-sex Intermediate Cup fixture against Spartans Youth on Sat-urday.
The Pavilion/Carville Hall Park. It was a moment the team desperately waited for: The London Rangers celebrated their first three points after a great performance against Aston Clinton at home. The team showed quality in front of the goal and secured a 3:1 win af-ter goals from Owen Carino (2) and Tyrone Spence.
Although the Rangers were motivated to se-cure more points against anoth-er competitor of the bottom third of the table, they lost against Chalfont Wasps Re-serves. After an encouraging performance from both sides the teams went into halftime with a 1:1 score, before the second half guaranteed absolute at-tacking football. Rangers were second best in that clash and suffered a 3:5 defeat, Ryan Campbell (2) and Mohamed Mo-hamed scored for them.
Rangers are looking forward and are focused on the cup fixture against Spartan Youth. The team of Chairman Mark Stow lost their last four league games in the Surrey Elite Intermediate. A 2:0 home win against Merrow preceded an absolute loss of form:
The team were defeated by Lale-ham 1:3 at home and lost against Royal Holloway Old Boys 0:2 before they suffered a de-feat in a spectacle against Tooting Bec (3:5) where striker Majeed scored a hattrick. Goals from Arnold and Bokuia couldn’t prevent another loss at home against Godalming & Farncombe Athletic (2:3). Their current top-scorer is Majeed with six goals.
The Middlesex Intermediate Cup-match will take place on Satur-day at the Spartan Youth home-ground Carville Hall Park North.
Kick-off is at 1.30pm.

Away-slacking opponent

After the London Rangers FC couldn’t use their chance to gain the first three points of the season against Abingdon United Development, the team will face the Aston Clinton Reserves, currently on the 9th spot of the league, this weekend.
The Pavilion. Although the team showed an encouraged and good performance, they finished the game empty-handed – again. The match against Abingdon United Development ended 2:4, Anthony Egundobi and Joshua Ogunbajo scored.
The upcoming opponent Aston Clinton Reserves won their last game against the Penn & Tylers Green Reserves 2:1 at home where Luke Desmond and Aaron Bonham scored and secured their win.
With that win they got shot of their weak form to the start of the season when they lost 3:2 against the Virginia Water Reserves and 10:0 against Abingdon Town. The team of captain Alex McGowan secured their first points on their first home-game: They won 1:0 against the Chalfont Wasps Reserves before Chalvey Sports hammered them 6:0 in another away-loss.
The only away-win they celebrated was against Bucks Blue (1:0) in the first round of the B&B Intermediate Cup before Chalfont threw them out with a convincing 3:0 win.
The team is also out of the Bluefin Sports Challenge Cup after Virginia Water hammered them 8:1 at home.
It’s clearly to see that the Aston Clinton Reserves are not really moving into gear when it comes to away games. It will be exciting to see how the team with their top-goalscorer Joe Kittle (2 goals) will do on Saturday against the London Rangers FC.
The match will take place on our homeground The Pavilion.
Kick-off is at 3pm.

Bottom of the table clash

After the London Rangers are out the Bluefin Sports Challenge Cup
they are awaiting their seventh match in the Hellenic League against Abingdon United Development to a bottom of the table clash.
The Pavilion. The opponent, currently on the 11th spot of the league,
lost their last match against Reading Rapids with 4:5 after penalties (3:3 FT) and are out of the B&B Intermediate Cup.
Their league statistic is improvable: 1 draw, 1 loss. But with only two games played they are still in the early stage of the season. United lost on the first matchday against the table topper Abingdon Town 2:3 and drew the following game against Long Crendon (7th) 1:1. Joseph Jacob is their best goalscorer with 2 goals so far.
The game will take place at the London Rangers homeground The Pavilion.
Kick-off is at 3pm.

Visiting undefeated league-giants

After another bitter 1:2 away-loss against Stokenchurch the London Rangers will face Abingdon Town on Saturday. The opponent, currently on the 3rd spot in the Hellenic League, won every of their 3 matches up to now.
Culham Road. After a successful 3:2 opening-win at home against Abingdon United, they hammered Aston Clinton on the following matchday 10:0 where their top-scorer Carl Bloomfield scored a hattrick. He has 4 goals out of 3 games yet, closely followed by Craig Bloomfield and Joe Cook with 3 goals each. The “Abbots” recently won 4:1 at home against the Chinnor Reserves. After an inactive 2016/17 season they joined the Hellenic League Two East this year. One of their last achievements was the win of the Hellenic League Premier Division in 1987 and the fourth qualifying round of the FA Cup in 1993 as well as the fifth round in the FA Vase Cup in 1990.
With 3 wins out of 3 games the team of manager Gavin Jones probably wants to tie on the recent performances and fight for the top spot of the table.
The games takes place  of Abingdon Town Culham Road.

Kick-off is on Saturday at 3pm.

Under pressure.

The London Rangers FC had a tough start into the 2017/18 season of the Hellenic League Two East. Following a defeat on the opening matchday, the team lost against the Penn & Tylers Green and Virginia Water Reserves in an unlucky way. The next chance for the first points of the season is the away game against Stokenchurch.

Park Lane. The match taking place at Park Lane will be the chance of making amends for the devastating first matchday of the season where Stokenchurch lost 7:1 against Marlow United in an away game.  Marvin Taylor scored the consolation goal. Nevertheless they presented themselves in a good form while preseason. They won both of their latest friendlies: After a 4:1 home win against FC Leisure they reached a 1:0 away win against Downley FC.
They ended up on the 9th place after the end of the 2016/17 campaign, getting 23 points from 22 games (7 wins, 2 draws, 13 losses).
Long runner of the season was David Fisher with 26 appearances while Steven Park was the highest goalscorer with 18 goals followed by Ashley Hunt with 10 goals. Stokenchurch plays their 4th running season in the Hellenic League.
The London Rangers received a bitter loss on their last matchday against Virginia Water Reserves despite an advantage on chances with 1:4, whereby the defence didn’t have the best of days. Rowan Larrington scored for the Rangers.

Kick-off is on Saturday at 3pm.

Hosting the table-toppers

After another disappointing away-loss against Thame Rangers (1:3) the London Rangers FC will face the current Hellenic-League-Leader Virginia Water Reserves. The opponnent already celebrated two wins and scored ten goals in the current season.

The Pavilion. The new arrival of the Hellenic League (coming from Surrey Elite League) played four games from which they generated seven points (2 wins, 1 draw, 1 loss). After a devastating 0:5 away loss against Chalvey Sports they lately hammered the Chinnor Reserves 4:1 at home, goalscorer Sam Dennison was voted as the man of the match. As well as Sam Devoil he already scored two goals during the season. The other matches were against Chalfont Wasps Reserves (3:3 at home) and Aston Clinton (3:2 at home).  They had a half-time lead at every win and draw but are without a clean sheet yet.
To cap it all they have to do without on Josh Guichard (4 games, 4 goals) who is suspended.
Team manager Rob Lamb can resort to Alex Saunders who is back from injury and made his comeback in the last game against Chinnor Reserves.
“He worked hard and his strength, power and pace put Waters 1-0 up at half time”, Lamb said about his player.
It will be exciting to see how the London Rangers will deal with the team of captain Luke Spelling.
Kick off is at 3pm at the Pavilion.

Focused on the first points

The London Rangers FC are facing the Thame Rangers Dev‘ at the ASM Stadium on Saturday. After the match against Stokenchurch got cancelled last-minute the LRFC has another great opportunity to secure the first points of the season.
Thame. The opponent isn’t in a good form, the club lost their previous two matches. After a 0:3 home-loss against Chalvey Sports the team suffered a 1:2 away-defeat against the Chinnor Reserves.
The first matchday gave them their only point so far. The team of captain Christian Deste drew at home against the Chal-font Wasps Reserves (1:1). Their best goalscorers currently are Dury Burdis and Scott Chappell with one goal. With one point out of three games the Thame Rangers are on the ninth spot.
The London Rangers are still waiting for their first point of the season after the match against Stokenchurch on last weekend got cancelled and the team lost against Long Crendon and Penn & Tylers Green Re-serves.
Kick-off on Saturday is at 3pm.

Fighting for the first points of the season

The London Rangers FC had a tough start into the 2017/18 season of the Hellenic League Two East. Following a defeat on the opening matchday, the team lost against the Penn & Tylers Green Reserves in an unlucky way. The next chance for the first points of the season is the home game against Stokenchurch.

The Pavilion. The match taking place at the Pavilion will be the starting shot of the new season for Stokenchurch, who presented themselves in a good from while preseason. They won both of their latest friendlies: After a 4:1 home win against FC Leisure they reached a 1:0 away win against Downley FC.
They ended up on the 9th place after the end of the 2016/17 campaign, getting 23 points from 22 games (7 wins, 2 draws, 13 losses).
Long runner of the season was David Fisher with 26 appearances while Steven Park was the highest goalscorer with 18 goals followed by Ashley Hunt with 10 goals. Stokenchurch plays their 4th running season in the Hellenic League.

EDIT: The game got delayed to the 23rd September.

Conversion of chances as the decisive aspect

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 Wlash 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 opponnent 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, sidesteped 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.
Overview:
London Rangers FC – Penn & Tylers Green Reserves 1:2

LRFC: Andrly 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.)