Rangers return with a bang

PUBLISHED: 17:03 09 January 2008 | UPDATED: 21:05 26 October 2009

SHERRARDSWOOD & Birchwood Rangers Reds Under-10s returned to the fray after the Christmas break with a convincing 11-0 win away at Kimpton on Saturday. The heavy pitch posed problems for both sides in the first half, with few passes reaching their intende

SHERRARDSWOOD & Birchwood Rangers Reds Under-10s returned to the fray after the Christmas break with a convincing 11-0 win away at Kimpton on Saturday.

The heavy pitch posed problems for both sides in the first half, with few passes reaching their intended recipient.

Rangers applied pressure from the off, with individual efforts from Tommy Dolan and a disallowed goal for Neil Crafer inside 10 minutes.

The deadlock was broken by the Reds after 17 minutes when Dolan headed in a beautifully floated cross from Mitchell Warren.

Manager Graham Morris rang the changes for the second period with the fresh legs of Steven Dodd, Danny Sitton and Matthew Morris.

Sherrardswood picked up the pace of the game immediately and Dodd made it two with a firmly struck free-kick finding the net.

Kimpton seemed unable to cope with the fine dribbling skills of Sitton on the left and Callum Paine on the right.

Rangers also coped netter with the conditions, finding passes and linking well in midfield.

This saw Morris put a total of five past the Kimpton keeper.

Dolan slotted home another one and Dodd a further two.

Paine also found the back of the net for the first time this season, guiding in a Dodd free-kick at the back post, and was awarded the man-of-the-match accolade for his excellent dribbling skills.

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