Rangers youngsters Keen for even more silverware

Risborough Rangers Under 14s
Risborough Rangers Under 14s

The future looks bright for Risborough Rangers after their Under 14s clinched the first trophy of what promises to be yet another memorable season.

The Rangers youngsters beat Hughenden Valley 4-1 in the final of the Mike Keen Memorial Cup at Marlow FC’s ground on Sunday.

Cheered on by a coachload of family and friends, Risborough took a grip on the final with first half goals from Geri Nicosia and a stunning volley from Aaron Mitchell.

Further goals from Sam Kemp and Ben Simon underlined Risborough’s superiority before Hughenden pulled one back near the end.

The young Rangers hope this victory is the start of a cup and promotion double. At present they are top of the Wycombe and South Bucks Minor League Division 2 having moved up as Division 3 champions at the start of the season.

Proud coach Ian Kemp said his players were getting the reward for months of hard work on the training ground and were still improving as they entered the season’s crunch fixtures.

Meanwhile, the club’s first team also ended the season on a high with a 4-0 win at Mursley United on Saturday.

Laurence Clark was the star of the show scoring a hat-trick while Jack Welch scored a screamer. They followed that up on Bank Holiday Monday by thrashing Hale Leys United 7-0.

James Shrimpton got a hat-trick and there was a brace each for Lewis Dean and that man Clark, watched by a crowd of 82.

The Reserves had their result of the season winning 4-0 away at Kings Langley Reserves to ensure their status in Reserve Division One for another season. The Youth team finished third in the league after a 4-4 home draw with local rivals Chinnor.

Meanwhile, Rangers are gearing up for their South Midlands League Two cup final at Chesham United’s Meadow View ground on Wednesday night (7.45pm) against league rivals Aston Clinton.