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Hall Road End Season With Defeat

Hall Road Rangers’ 2011/12 season came to a disappointing end on Saturday, when they lost 3-2 to fellow strugglers Long Eaton United at Dene Park, writes Alex Blackburne. Read the rest of this entry

Third Win In Five For Rangers

Hall Road Rangers showed admirable fight and desire on Saturday, to come back from 2-0 down to beat Barton Town Old Boys 3-2 at the Euronics Ground. A first half Steve Gawthorpe goal, followed by second half strikes from ex-Barton pair Adam Crane and Mark Griffin, sealed a sublime turnaround for Hall Road, after they found themselves two behind with 15 minutes played. Read the rest of this entry

“Naive” Rangers Slump To Second Successive Defeat

Hall Road Rangers joint boss, Jamie Barnwell, has said his side were too “naive” in their 5-2 defeat against Liversedge at Dene Park. Read the rest of this entry

Back to Back Successes In The League For Rangers

For only the third time this season, Hall Road Rangers won back to back games in the NCEL, as skipper Steve Gawthorpe converted two penalties in the final five minutes to earn his side a 3-1 victory at Armthorpe Welfare. Read the rest of this entry

First League Win In Six For Rangers

Hall Road Rangers recorded their first win in the Northern Counties East League in six matches, as they beat Nostell Miners Welfare at Dene Park. Read the rest of this entry

Rangers In Ten Goal Thriller

After being involved in six and seven goal thrillers in their last two league matches, Hall Road went even further against Parkgate, as the two clubs shared TEN. Read the rest of this entry

Hall Road Lose Out In Seven Goal Thriller

Hall Road Rangers were on the wrong end of a 4-3 thriller against Scarborough Athletic on Saturday, in an action-packed affair at Dene Park. Read the rest of this entry

Rangers Ring Changes But Fall Again

Hall Road Rangers lost out to their Lincolnshire rivals Winterton on Tuesday night, with the visitors running out 4-2 victors at Dene Park. Read the rest of this entry

Second Successive Defeat Leaves Rangers In Trouble

Hall Road Rangers suffered their second straight defeat on Saturday, leaving them in the bottom four of the Northern Counties East League. Read the rest of this entry

Rangers Endure Tough Trip

Hall Road Rangers surrendered a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 with Arnold Town on Saturday, in difficult circumstances.

The Rangers team bus suffered a burst tyre on the drive down to Nottinghamshire, meaning the game didn’t kick off until just after 4pm. But within 25 minutes, Hall Road found themselves two to the good, with goals from Joe Cooper and Mark Griffin. Steve Graham received his marching orders in the first half after picking up two yellow cards, meaning Phil Jackman replaced goalscorer Cooper at half-time to add weight to the attack.

In the second half, ten-man Hall Road were doing the bulk of the defending, but their job was made even more difficult when Liam Cattermole received a straight red for tackle that would usually only see a yellow card. Against the nine men of Rangers, Arnold began playing direct football, and hit a post and bar as they continued to look for a way back into the match. They pulled one back on 80 mins when Luke Smithson fired in from the edge of the box, leaving ‘keeper Mike Burley with no chance. Arnold, with their tales now up, continued to apply pressure with long throw-ins and corners. And deep into injury time, it was a corner that saw the home side draw level, with substitute Chris Freestone tapping in from close range after a melee in the box.

Rangers remain 16th in the NCEL Premier Division ahead of Tuesday’s game against Brighouse Town.

HALL ROAD: Mike Burley, Jamie Heard, Liam Cattermole, Steve Gawthorpe, Michael Gregory, Jamie Atkinson, Mark Griffin (Paul Wilson, 75), Martin Thacker, Steve Graham, Joe Cooper (Phil Jackman, 46), Adam Crane. Subs not used: Luke Wheeldon.

Many thanks to Alex Blackburne, the Press Officer at Dene Park, for this report. All the links to the club are below.

Alex Blackburne on twitter.

Hall Road Rangers on twitter.

Rangers’ Official Website.

NCEL Official Website.