Offwell Rangers ‘switch off’ and pay the price!

PUBLISHED: 15:01 08 September 2015 | UPDATED: 15:01 08 September 2015

Football goalnet. Ref shsp 7216-33-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Football goalnet. Ref shsp 7216-33-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn


Offwell Rangers suffered a 6-1 home defeat to Colyton in a Fresha League Division Seven meeting.

After a terrific Tuesday night victory over Lyme Regis, Rangers went into the game sponsored by the Deer Park Hotel, in good spirits and started brightly, creating multiple chances.

However, a failure to convert scoring opportunities into goal came back to haunt them as Colyton netted what proved to be their only chance of the first half!

Rangers replied swiftly with a terrific through-ball from player-manager Scott Phillips that found Ben Fullick who in turn laid the ball off for new signing Joe Webber to drive the ball home to level the scores before the interval.

Rangers again made a bright start to the second half, but again, chances came, and chances went! Seemingly ‘let off the hook’ back came Colyton to take advantage of some seriously sloppy play by the home side.

Conceding two goals in quick succession put Rangers on the back foot and they did not recover and went on to ship three more.

Joe Webber was named the Deer Park Hotel Man of the Match.

Phillips said: “We were guilty of simply ‘switching off’ in the second half – and that after a good start! I have not seen this team drop their heads like that before. It was very strange as we had shown such great character coming back from two goals to enjoy success in the two previous outings. I can only put it down to us having three games in a week and perhaps the Lyme Regis game, a tough one at the best of times, really too its toll in the second half. We’ll bounce back fresh for Saturday and shooting practice will definitely be on the agenda for this weeks training!”

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