Offwell Rangers end Fresha season with excllent point at Tiverton
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Offwell Rangers rounded off their Fresha League Division Seven campaign with an excellent all-round performance that saw them bank a deserved point from a 2-2 draw at Tivvy Park Rangers.
The Mid Devon side finished fourth, two places and three points better off than Offwell in the final table.
Given that when the teams met earlier in the season Rangers had gone down 7-2, there was much for player-boss Scott Phillips to be pleased with from his sides’ performance. In a first half that saw precious few scoring opportunities the home side scored the only goal, though Phillips saw a header cannon back off the crossbar. A fortunate bounce aided a second for the Tiverton side early in the second half, but goals from Ashley Trudgeon and Daniel Williams levelled things up. In the final minute Rangers were denied what looked a ‘cast-iron’ penalty and the game ended all square.
Phillips said: “We played well, very well, and dominated the game from start to finish. It was only a combination of our poor finishing, a ridiculous lack of good fortune, and some debatable decision making that saw us only bring a point home when we deserved to come back wit all, three!”
As for the season, Phillips said: “We finished in a top six berth, reached a cup semi final and got the club up and running again so, all in all, it’s been a great first season and I personally enjoyed my first ever season as a manager. Most importantly we’ve got a great bunch of lads that all get on, work hard for the club on and off the pitch, and have proved they can challenge the top teams. I am very confident that next season we’ll mount a challenge for a top three finish.”
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He rounded things off for the season saying: “I would like to record my sincere thanks to everyone that has sponsored us this season and everyone else that has helped the team and club throughout a most enjoyable campaign. Roll on the next one!”
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