This Saturday we welcome Marine to Marston Road in what is yet another “6 pointer fixture”.
Marine are only 4 points above us, yet they had been putting a very good run of results prior to their home defeat to relegation threatened Workington.
We need you as the 12th man to help us to another 3 points as we attempt to move away from the drop zone.
Two weeks ago, we were overjoyed as our win over Bamber Bridge gave us not only 3 points but all the sides around us all dropped points. However, the reverse occurred last Saturday when after our hard-earned deserved point at Basford was overshadowed by all those around us picking up points. This shows how tight this league is and how “strange” results will happen over the next two months.
As the season develops, we will often look back at what if’s, and our defeat at Marine last October certainly emphasises that. The game was heading towards a 0-0 draw when with a few minutes to go we were awarded a penalty and the chance to take 3 points. That spot kick did not go in, so it looked like we had lost 2 points. Sadly not, as a last-minute penalty to Marine saw us go home empty handed. In just a few minutes we had all the highs and lows as we had 1 point, then possibly 3, back to 1 and finally nil.
March could be a pivotal month for Stafford Rangers, as in the month we play the current leaders Warrington, home and away, go away to second placed Farsley and away to mid table Witton and Hyde. Therefore the 3 points we are after on Saturday could become essential. So please spread the word and lets get another big gate to cheer on the lads to the safety of mid table.
Games played on March 2nd this century
Note the fixture from 2013
2002 Welling H 2-1 Southern League
2010 Redditch H 0-1 Conference North
2013 Marine H 0-0 Northern Premier League