Rangers stay clear at the top

PUBLISHED: 12:32 03 March 2008 | UPDATED: 21:18 26 October 2009

LEAGUE leaders Sherrardswood & Birchwood Rangers Under-14s won their top-of-the-table derby clash against Welwyn Pegasus. The Mid Herts Rural Minors League Premier Division pacesetters beat third-placed Pegasus 2-0. Right from the off, Pegasus showed why

LEAGUE leaders Sherrardswood & Birchwood Rangers Under-14s won their top-of-the-table derby clash against Welwyn Pegasus.

The Mid Herts Rural Minors League Premier Division pacesetters beat third-placed Pegasus 2-0.

Right from the off, Pegasus showed why they were fighting for top positions but Rangers' back four in the shape of Robert Smith, Mitchell Allen, Ben Corbett and Jordan Lewis provided a solid defensive wall.

On top of that, Rangers goalkeeper Freddie Kenison was in fine form behind them, parrying and commanding his area.

Rangers withstood the early Pegasus pressure and then at the end of the first half broke away down the left with a pass from George Herbert to Zack Neiman.

He centred it for Elliott Johnson to convert for the game's opening goal.

Birchwood doubled their lead a minute before half-time.

Herbert again ran down the wing, centred and this time Neiman attacked the ball to put it in the net to leave Rangers 2-0 up at the break.

Rangers came out and almost scored in the first minute of the second half but the chance went wide.

Welwyn Pegasus never gave up and the Rangers defence withstood the onslaught and the match ended up a great 2-0 victory to keep the Sherrardswood side at the top.


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