Risborough Rangers kicked off their Spartan South Midlands Football League Division 1 campaign on Saturday in front of over 100 fans with a convincing 4-1 win against Arlesley Town Reserves.
A Sam Ward penalty saw Risborough take the lead in the 35th minute before Arlesley equalised from a well taken free kick just before half-time. The second half saw Rangers take the ascendancy. On the hour Risborough’s efforts paid off when man of the match Lawrence Clark hammered home a fierce 25 yard shot to put Rangers firmly in the driving seat.
The hosts were now going forward in waves resulting in Will Barnard extending their lead with another spectacular strike from outside the area with the goalkeeper left grasping at thin air.
Rangers completed the rout after good work by new signing Ward on the right flank who then unselfishly passed the ball to Luke Hurley for an easy tap-in in stoppage time.
This Saturday Rangers have a local derby away at Amersham Town with a 3pm kick off (SML Division 1) followed by a home match on Tuesday against Chesham United Reserves at 7.45pm (SML Division 1).
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