Offwell Rangers see Fresha top four hopes dealt a big blow

PUBLISHED: 18:38 26 April 2015 | UPDATED: 18:39 26 April 2015

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Offwell Rangers suffered a big blow to their Fresha League Seven top four aspirations when they went down 7-1 at home to Tivvy Park Rangers.

It was a case of ‘what might have been’ for Rangers who missed a number of glorious chances at various stages of the contest.

Trailing 3-0, Rangers were back in contention thanks to an Ashley Trudgeon goal. However, that was to be as good as it got on a disppointing afternoon for all concerned with the club!

Rangers boss Scott Phillips lamented: “Perhaps it was the fact that this new team were so close to a fourth placed finish and with that the outside chance of promotion. That might have increased the anxiety amongst the players. The bottom line is we delivered our collective poorest show of the season and got what we deserved. That said, had our finishing been better the we might have taken something from the game!”

Phillips continued: “Whatever happens from now over what little of the campaign is left this has been a very successful season. We started with the aim of stopping the club from folding. From there we got the team together and now, towards the end of our first season we are financially stable and have got together a terrific bunch of lads that has proved they can fight for promotion. If there’s anyone to ‘blame’ for us missing out then that’s me. I have been the one to build the pressure with talk of promotion. We’ll now go out to enjoy the last two games and try and finish as strongly as possible.”

Those last two outings for Rangers see them host champions-elect Winchester on Friday (May 1) with a 7pm kick-off and they wrap up their season with a visit to Tivvy Park Rangers on Saturday, May 9 (3pm).

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