Offwell Rangers win in style at Tiverton

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Offwell Rangers were 3-2 winners when they travelled to Mid Devon to take on Tivvy Park Rangers in a Macron League Division Six game.

The result meant that Rangers completed a season’s double over the Tiverton-based side.

Rangers made a flying start and took the lead with a goal that was netted before a single home player had touched the ball!

From kick-off the ball was moved slickly into the home penalty area where a Rangers player was upended. The match official awarded the penalty and Dean Sluman stroked the spot kick home to give his side the lead.

Shortly after, Sluman was denied a second by a superb save from the home glovesman.

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Tivvy battled back into the game and levelled to leave honours even at half-time.

Early in the second half the home struck again to take a 2-1 lead. However, falling behind drew an immediate response from Rangers, who stepped up a gear and quickly levelled with Tom Cligg providing the assist for Ben Fullick to net.

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Rangers regained the lead when a Steve Curry cross was turned home by Liam Spiller. Once ahead again, Rangers closed the game out very well to deservedly bank all three points.

A delighted Rangers boss Scott Phillips said: “The whole team were outstanding and we had little option but to name everyone as a collective Man of the Match.

“That first half display was up there with the very best since I took charge, everyone did their job perfectly and the only thing missing was a biog half-time lead!

“The team are clicking at the perfect time of the season and we are set for one big final push in our league campaign and also smell cup glory in the Golesworthy Cup.”

Rangers have two more league games – they go to Lyme Regis for an April 26 evening game and then host Central in their final game on Saturday, May 6 and also have that Golesworthy Cup last four tie to look forward to.

Sidmouth Town thirds, Kentisbeare and Otterton are the other teams in the Golesworthy Cup last four.

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