NEW SIGNING

Rangers have signed Christophe AZIAMALE from Welsh Premier League side Bangor City

German-born forward Aziamale was released by Bangor City at the end of the 2016/17 season, having played his part in the Citiziens end of season run into the Europa League.

The striker began the 2016/17 season at Rhyl, but moved to Bangor City in January 2017. A much-travelled forward who started his career in the junior clubs of Mold and Penycae, before  playing academy football at Rhyl, Cefn Druids and TNS.

He rejoined Rhyl for the 2016/17 season, before his move to Bangor City where he registered for both the first team and the youth team.

BUILDBASE FA TROPHY 2ND QUALIFYING ROUND

Rangers have been drawn at home in the second qualifying round of the Buildbase FA Trophy to the winners of the replay of the South Shields v Farsley Celtic tie.

The tie is scheduled for Saturday 11th November 2017

South Shields are currently having a good season, lying 2nd in the Evostik North League, level on points with the league leaders on goal difference with 3 games in hand. They have currently played 11, won 10 with just 1 defeat.

Farsley Celtic are lying 4th in the Evostik Premier League, 10 points ahead of the Boro’ having played 4 games more.

Farsley are due to visit Marston Road a week later in the league.

 

A WELCOME MESSAGE OF PRAISE FOR OUR PROGRAMME

This morning we received an email praising our matchday programme. Well done Chris Elsley

Hi All,

As a St Ives fan I can’t say that I enjoyed the game yesterday and to be fair we should’ve lost by double figures!

What I did like though was your match day prog. It’s easily the best I’ve seen this season. In a time when clubs seem less and less interested on producing a programme worth reading, it’s getting increasingly rarer to find a non league prog of this quality.

All the best in the next round, although whoever you draw it will probably be a tougher test than what we gave you!

Cheers                   Dave Hook

MATCH PREVIEW

With both teams winning in the Buildbase FA Trophy on Saturday, the home league match againt Barwell FC this Tuesday night will go ahead as planned.

Barwell currently occupy 11th spot in the table but are only 4 points ahead of the Boro’ having played 3 games more.

For Jake Heath and Michael Townsend, who Captains the side, this is a return visit to Marston Road. The third ex Boro’ player to leave Rangers to join Barwell was Kyle Perry but he moved on to Stourbridge last week.

A welcome return to form on Saturday for the Boro’, let’s hope we can continue that tonight.

Kick off is at 7.45pm.

Up the Boro’

STAFFORD RANGERS V ST IVES TOWN – Match report

Stafford  Rangers 6    St Ives Town 0

Buildbase FA Trophy 1st Qualifying Round

Saturday 28 October 2017

Stafford Rangers eased their way through to the 2nd Qualifying Round of the Buildbase FA Trophy with a comfortable victory over St Ives Town.

After a scrappy opening, Stafford took charge with two goals in quick succession.

The first came from Kieran Morris on 17 mins when he headed over the advancing Jacob Marsden following Louis Briscoe’s ball over the top of the defence.

An excellent approach involving Alex Fletcher and Kieren Westwood saw Massiah McDonald add the second from close range five minutes later.

Briscoe and Fletcher both went close before McDonald made it 3-0 on 42 mins. Briscoe was again involved before McDonald slipped past Phil Draycott and strolled through to fire past Marsden.

There was still time for more before half time as Morris headed over when free and Rangers didn’t let up after the break and Kieren Westwood saw his shot hit the bar after it looped up off Marsden’s foot.

Briscoe hammered home the fourth on 51 mins, finishing a move that he had started just outside the Boro area.

Briscoe broke away after Sam Griffiths had forced an error and was there to produce a smart finish when Fletcher and Richard Gregory had combined well on the left.

McDonald should have completed his hat trick shortly after but shot wide with just the keeper to beat but Gregory curled a perfectly placed free kick into the top corner to make it 5-0 just before the hour mark.

Gregory missed a great chance to add to the tally when he went wide before Jamie Short failed from under the bar in a rare opportunity for Ives.

Sub Dan Westwood completed the scoring in the final minute battling past Jordan Jarrold to net from a tight angle.

Rangers 1 Adam Whitehouse, 2 Sam Griffiths (17 Osebi Abadaki 78m), 3 Kieren Westwood, 4 Kieran Morris, 5 Mat Bailey, 6 Jordaan Brown, 7 Josh Craddock, 8 Alex Fletcher, 9 Richard Gregory (12 Dan Westwood 66m), 10 Massiah McDonald, 11 Louis Briscoe (15 Joe Thomas 66m). Unused subs 14 Izak Reid, 16 Jack Sherratt

St Ives Town 1 Jacob Marsden,2 Jamie Short, 3 Jordan Jarrold, 4 Danny Kelly, 5 Miles Smith (12 Ben Sawyer 15m), 6 Phil Draycott, 7 Peter Clark, 8 Tom McGowan, 9 Dubi Ogbonna, 10 Ben Seymour-Shove (15 Matt Wright 72m),11 Jimmy Hartley (14 Tiago Dias 79m). Unused Subs – none      only 3 subs named

Cautions: Briscoe (Rangers) Seymour-Shove, Kelly (St Ives)

Referee Ollie Williams

Att 495

Chris Elsley

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