Joe Berks

Prior to league clearance and confirmation, we can announce Joe Berks will be joining us on loan from Port Vale until Christmas. An exciting prospect and attacking midfielder Joe becomes yet another member of the Berks family to represent The Boro.

Welcome to Rangers!!!

We would like to welcome Josh Burns to Stafford Rangers Football Club.

Josh was previously with Lincoln City. Welcome aboard Josh! Up the Boro!

Stafford Rangers 2 – 0 AFC Newtown

Stafford Rangers 2 – 0 AFC Newtown

Match Report
Stafford Rangers 2 – 0 AFC Newtown
Friendly | Sat 27th July 2019
Attendance | 191
Rangers’ pre-season build up continued with a more realistic test, as Welsh Premier League side Newtown AFC visited Marston Road. The opening proved that the sides looked evenly matched as defences were on top and chances were very rare, as things were kept tight and play was constantly closed down, by both sides. In fact, first half incidents worth of note were also restricted. In the eleventh minute, Jake Charles fired a shot a few yards wide of the visitor’s goal, before Luis Briscoe limped off a minute later to be replaced by Andy Haworth. The battle continued in the middle of the park as the sides sought superiority as Newtown took half an hour to force their first two corners. Just before half time Even Garnett had a neat pass fed to him on the left side of the box but his tame shot was comfortably blocked by Dave Jones.
The second half was a different proposition as Rangers came out with four changes and looked more effective from the restart. Just a minute into the half, and half-time sub Theo Bailey-Jones was the beneficiary of some slack defending as he found himself on the right corner of the six-yard box and hammered into the roof of the net for a one-nil lead. Newtown rallied briefly after this, as Lewis King pulled off a fine save from close range, Nick Rushton fired over after a neat pull back, then Sam Phillips shot over from a near post corner. This was probably as good as it got for the visitors, as Rangers appeared to get stronger as the game wore on. This being testament to their fitness as Newtown were several weeks ahead of their hosts, fitness-wise. Not long after young Max Dixon had been introduced, Bailey-Jones fed him down the right channel and as he ran on, he shot past the far post. Haworth then had a free kick saved before the second goal arrived. Dixon again down the right channel lofted a pass to the back post where the unfortunate Craig Williams turned the ball past Jones for a two-nil lead that reflected, more realistically, the second half play. Another effort from Haworth was saved before the last action of the game saw Dixon take the ball round Jones but a defender getting back for a last-ditch tackle prevented further embarrassment.
Rangers King, J. Burns (Connor Taylor 61), Hill (Bignot 45), Jones (Capt.) (D.Burns 45), Coulson, Sherratt (Harvey 45), Garnett, Green, Charles(Bailey-Jones 45), Briscoe(Haworth 12), Davies (Dixon 66)
Newtown Jones, Williams, Kelly, Kelly, Mills-Evans, Barnes, Denny, Phillips (replaced by 17 – 17 then replaced by 10), Rushton, Harry, Trialist A, Fletcher Newtown numbered 1-11 on sheet then came out with squad numbers! Some un-named trialists.

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Stafford Rangers 1 – 1 Oldham Athletic Academy

Stafford Rangers 1 – 1 Oldham Athletic Academy

Match Report
Stafford Rangers 1 – 1 Oldham Athletic Academy
Friendly | Tuesday 23 July 2019 Report by Chris Elsley
Attendance | 247
For the first time, Rangers failed to win in pre-season as they faced their most challenging friendly to date against a youthful Oldham Athletic side. It looked like victory number 4 was on the cards when Jake Charles converted from close range following Andy Haworth’s scuffed shot with just four minutes on the clock. Charles went close again when he glanced a header across the face of the Oldham goal from Jed Davies’ cross then Luke Jones saw his header skim off the top of the cross bar before Haworth’s free kick went just over - landing on the roof of the net.
After a day that had seen temperatures into the 90s, the wise decision was taken to have a drink break every 15 minutes and the first session had gone entirely Rangers’ way. Oldham, for their part, had played plenty of football deep in their own half but failed to pose a threat when trying to push forward. Their main threat looked to be the appropriately named Callum Speed on the left-hand side and it was a foul on the Oldham man that gave his side their first real look in on goal but Kyle Wych’s free kick thundered into the Stafford wall. Rangers remained the stronger side as Josh Green’s left footed strike from a free kick was just off target. The half closed with more chances going begging with Charles, Green and Dan Burns all failing to convert. Rangers made four personnel changes at half time with Evan Garnett, Jack Sherratt, Louis Briscoe and A Triallist entering the action and it was the combination of Briscoe and Garnett that almost produced Stafford’s second goal soon after the resumption, but the latter was denied by Oldham keeper Mackenzie Chapman. With Stafford’s change of formation still settling in, the home side were caught out on 52 mins when Oldham equalised. Vani da Silva gained space on the right and pick out Ben Hough who struck a great shot from in excess of 20 yards that gave Lewis King no chance. Buoyed by their goal, Oldham nearly grabbed the lead a couple of minutes later when Speed laid off to Ryan Pickford and king had to make a good save. The same two players combined again as Pickford went over, but Rangers were now settling back down, and Charles headed against the bar. Jack Sherratt will want to forget his follow up effort. Further substitutions from both sides once again upset the pattern of play and a dipping shot from Oldham’s Izaac Moody was as close as either team came to getting a winner. An otherwise well-tempered game was marred shortly before the end when Dan Burns crudely blocked a promising run from Jack Williams who took exception to Burns’ intervention. The two clashed and were removed from the field of play to avoid further incident. 10 v 10 became 10 v 9 when Wych was injured in a challenge with Briscoe but the remaining five minutes were played without further incident.
Rangers: Lewis King (Triallist B 70m), Paul Bignot, Sam Coulson (Louis Briscoe 46m), Luke Jones (Triallist A 46m), Dan Burns, Alex-Ray Harvey, Theo Bailey-Jones (Peter Williams 61), Josh Green (Jack Sherratt 46m), Jake Charles, Jed Davies (Evan Garnett 46m), Andy Haworth (Lucas Burnett 70m)
Oldham: Mackenzie Chapman, Robert Oseh, Sean Higgins, Charley Leach, Taylor Jones, Kyle Wych, Ben Hough, Lewis McKinney (Zak Emmerson 78m), Ryan Pickford (Junior Luamba 69m), Vani da Silva (Jack Williams 53m), Callum Speed (Izaac Modi 70m)

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Stafford Rangers 3 – 1 Port Vale

Stafford Rangers 3 – 1 Port Vale

Friendly | Saturday 20th July 2019

Going into a game against a young Port Vale squad, Rangers expected a tougher test then their first two friendlies, where they had scored sixteen without conceding, and this was just the case. As early as the first minute, Vale attacked down the left but Maxwell Chimenes effort at the back post cleared the bar. Hayden Campbell was then way over with a long-range effort, before Rangers first chance came as Louis Briscoe fed Jack Sherratt but Tom Gregors got down to save his shot.

A while later, Danny Burns robbed Liam Hickson but fired well over from long range. Theo Bailey-Jones then attacked down the left, but his back-post cross was cleared off Tom Thorley’s head. While Vale were enjoying some possession, Rangers were creating more chances and a corner into the middle saw Burns head just over. Campbell then bore down on Rangers’ goal but as he ran across Matt Hill, he was clipped, and the resulting free kick was fired straight at Lewis King by Joe Berks.

Chimenes again threatened but fired wide, before Rangers eventually took the lead on twenty-six minutes as the ball was rolled out to Thorley and his shot was too powerful for Gregors to keep hold of. Played frequently switch and Vale came back but Campbell’s back post ball just evaded Ammar Dyer. Bailey-Jones threated again, before half time as his cross saw Sherrat head at Gregors, before a great ball down the channel saw him fire just over and Rangers went in, one-nil up.

Rangers rang seven changes at half time but were still threatening from the off. Evan Garnett, making his debut, charged into the left channel but fired his effort across goal before Jake Charles did similar. On fifty-four minutes, things were level as Lucas Green-Birch ran across the Rangers defence, relatively unchallenged and fired across King into the bottom corner for one-all.

Play again switched for a while before Rangers started to assert more control and it was no surprise when the lead was regained, albeit from the spot. Alex Mallchurch upended Garnett and Jed Davies scored from the spot. Soon after, Andy Haworth saw his free kick from an angle flash across goal. Vale rallied briefly as Chimene had his run and shot saved by the trialist keeper.

On eighty-eight minutes, things were wrapped up as a right-wing cross fell to young Lucas Burnett who swiftly control and fired under Gregors for a deserved three one score line.

 

Rangers
King (trialist 62), Bignot (Green 45), Hill (trialist B 62) Jones, Coulson (Haworth 45), Harvey (Burns 45),
Bailey-Jones (Williams 45), Thorley (Burnett 77), Briscoe (Davies 45), Sherratt (Charles 45), Garnett
(Dixon 77)

Port Vale
Gregors, Barrett (Bradbury), Chambers, Campbell (Robins 76), Mallchurch, Lake, Chimenes, Berks,
Hickson (Agho 45), Green-Birch, Dyer

Att269
Ref Greg Rollason

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