The mighty Rockleaze Rangers Under-11s opened their first full league season with a convincing win over Wickwar Wanderers away from home.
The local team, based at the Coombe Dingle Leisure Centre, were playing for the first time in the Mid Gloucestershire League and nudged ahead after 12 minutes with an impressive set piece. Midfielder Harry Hawkes floated a well weighted cross in from a free kick which was headed in by last season's Player's Player of the Year Joshua Shaw (see photo). Just before halftime the visitors went 2 in front after a goal in open play from Harry Hawkes.
Some nervous defending in the second half saw Wickwar snatch a goal back, but following some tactical reshuffling by Rangers' manager Lee Douglas, the red and blacks held firm and achieved an important victory.
Next match is at home on Wednesday night against regional stars Forest Green Rovers.
News and views from north Bristol's urban village
Sunday, 10 September 2006
Posted by Al Shaw at 14:30