Kayes stars as Offwell Rangers lose at Lyme Regis

PUBLISHED: 12:18 27 April 2017 | UPDATED: 18:01 01 May 2017

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Offwell Rangers went down 3-0 in their Macron League Division Six midweek visit to Lyme Regis.

Not for the first time this season, Rangers boss Scott Phillips was forced to sign a new player on simply to get 11 players onto the pitch.

However, Phillips also had another concern about the game, something he alluded to when he said: “To be quite frank I cannot be surprised that we struggled to field an eleven for this game as, just getting to a 6.30pm midweek kick-off on the Dorset coast was always going to be a logistical nightmare!”

Phillips continued: “I could not have asked for anymore from the lads who did turn out for us. I was very proud of the collective performance, there were some big shifts put in against a very good Lyme Regis outfit.”

Rangers trailed at half-time to a sweetly-struck free-kick from the home side and they were left feeling aggrieved at the break after Ben Fullick had the ball in the net only for the ‘goal’ to be ruled out for off-side.

After the break, playing without substitutes on a rock-solid surface, took its toll on the Rangers players and the home side – not short of quality – took full advantage scoring twice more.

Phillips said: “The lads came away disappointed, but they did themselves, and me, proud for their efforts shown.”

Ranger’s goalkeeper Ben Kayes was named the Man of the Match award winner.


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