Offwell Rangers go down but boss is very posiitve about outlook

15:41 14 February 2013

University 5, Offwell Rangers 1

Rangers slipped to their 10th defeat of the Division Three season when well beaten at University.

However, boss Gary Osbourne was upbeat post match. He said: “In the six games I have been in charge I’d say that University are the best team we have faced and we matched them in every department. For me the only difference on the day was that they had much better fortune than us in front of goal.”

Rangers struck first through Liam Spiller, but then were pegged back by a long-range superb strike by one of the students.

After the break Rangers created as many chances as their hosts, but the telling difference was in the finishing. Ben Gilbert had a fine game after switching from centre back to left back whilst Dean Sluman was outstanding in central midfield. Others to catch the eye were Lewis Couch in a free role behind the striker whilst Jamie Doidge was industrious throughout.

On Saturday they entertain mid-table Hemyock who beat them 8-2 when the sides met in October. Rangers go into the game looking for their first win since December 1. Osbourne says: “If the players play as they did against University, and our luck changes, then we will be fine.”

Other Sport Stories

10:14

The Seaton week began well with victory over Culm Vale, writes Linda Stone.

Read more
10:12
Honiton Town Reserves after their penalty shoot-out Carlisle Cup final victory over Kentisbeare

Honiton Town Reserves won the Carlisle Cup for the second time in three years when they defeated Kentisbeare 5-3 on penalties after a 2-2 draw in a pulsating final.

Read more
10:11
Thirsty Farmer  captain Brenda Flood receives the Chairmans Challenge trophy from Rita Freemantle

The Honiton Crib League held their Presentation Night at the Vine Inn, Honiton.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:08
Honiton runners at the Clyst Hydon Huff meeting.

On Friday, four of the faster Honiton Running Club (HRC) members took part in the Run Exe Relays, writes Judy Davey.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:58
Netball action

The Honiton Netball League was back in action after the previous week had been washed out, writes Graham Ingram.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:53

Played two, won two, Honiton continue their good start in the East of Exe mixed double rink evening league, writes Julie Grant.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:22
Golf generic picture

The Axe Cliff ladies section won both their matches last week, writes Pete Motson.

Read more
Sunday, May 22, 2016

Millwey Rise brought the curtain down on an exceptional season by winning their final Fresha League match of the season, defeating Division Six rivals Winchester 3-1 to pip the Exeter side to the runners-up spot, writes Dick Sturch.

Read more
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Bowls

Ottery began the week with a friendly at home to Sidmouth, who were not feeling that friendly as they won three rinks to one and 80-61 overall, writes Michael Smith.

Read more
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Team captains and officials consult with the referee during a track inspection

League action took a temporary break from the Oaktree Arena this week, as ‘Cases’ Somerset Rebels completed their home fixtures in their League Cup group, Dave Thompson.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 6°C

Most Read Sport

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Honiton's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications