Timely boost for Rangers' Ogier

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DARREN OGIER’S Rangers have not had much to smile about at Priaulx League level in recent times.

Photo By Steve Sarre 18-03-15.Corbet Field.Vale Rec V Rangers. (28681915)

But with a couple of very able old faces on board, they chalked up their first win of the season – an 8-2 triumph over Rovers Veterans in the first round of the FA Cup.

Dale Garland and Piers Ockleford both scored twice, as did youngster Steffan Timms. Promising juniors Lorcan Gallagher and Freddie Walker also netted, while former Muratti men Scott Bradford and Ryan Tippett were on target for the Rovers oldies.

London House Bels coach Nick Mollet hopes his men get a Priaulx League side in the second round after they sailed into the next round with a comfortable 3-1 victory against St Martin’s on Friday night.

Fielding a mixture of Railway and Vets players, many of whom had played minimal minutes this season, they proved to be far too strong for a young but spirited Saints side.

And were it not for a superb goalkeeping display from young Ben Perry, the margin of victory would have been much higher.

The pacy duo of Jamie Le Prevost and Ben Ogier caused havoc all night but were constantly thwarted by Perry’s exploits.

After Le Prevost rattled a post and then the crossbar was struck London House went ahead via the impressive Shane Taylor from close range.

Bradley Dyke struck a fine shot into the top corner to double the lead before Pete Robinson headed home from a corner just before half-time.

Ben Ogier netted a third in the second period – his seventh goal in the last three games to make it four wins out of four in all competitions.

‘This competition is the least of our priorities after the Railway league and cup but we would love to meet one of the Priaulx big boys in the next round,’ said Mollet.

Rob Batiste

By Rob Batiste
Sports Editor

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