Red (and blue) October
Another month has flown by and it's been an equally productive and troublesome month for the club.
The first team have seen a dip in form that has resulted in being dumped out of the county cup and caused a slide in the Gloucester Northern Senior top division. Games have been lost due to individual errors and wasted chances. Gary is working the guys hard in training and is hoping for a more lucrative November. The 2nd team are up against it in the Stratford Alliance, the objective is to maintain their status in that division. Again, missed chances and errors have seen points dropped. The county cup, however, proved a welcome break and a 3-1 win vs Leckhampton sees them into the next round. We have also welcomed Jo Godson to the club. He may not feature until the new year but will be a great addition to the adult teams.
The Juniors have started the season well with some geat results all round.
The U16's are sat nicely in the Oxford Invitation Youth League after some tough games in October. A hard fought draw away at Chadlington is the most notable. Next up a trip to 3rd in the table Barton.
The U12's are 2nd in the Ambassador Evesham League with a game in hand over leaders Shipston Excelsior. Scoring heroics from Jordi Colome and Henry Smythe in recent fixtures have boosted the team who take on the league leaders on the 8th Nov. Patrick Kimp, Louis Mutsaars and Toby Stevens have fired the U11's to the top of their league. Some great results including a 5-1 thrashing of Tewkesbury and an impressive draw away at Evesham Robins sees them top and unbeaten. The U10's have been busy training and kick off their league campaign in November. Joe Winder's strike gave the U8's a well earned point at Stonesfield in the only competitive fixture in October. Woskett's side have also had some great battles in friendlies over the last month. Lastly Christopher Giovanetti takes the plaudits for the U7's with a Hat Trick in the game Vs Witney Vikings. Dave Toon has been more than impressed with the teams progress.
Behind the scenes, plans for the clubhouse and ground improvements are moving along nicely. Sponsorship packages are being negotiated with different businesses and also general fundraising is now having an effect. The Last Man Standing competitions have raised £459 so far. The current competition has 8 entrants left and i'm certain the £220 jackpot will be won soon.
We have now secured a very special host for our quiz that will be taking place on Monday 10th November at the Inn on the Marsh. The questions will start at 7:30pm so be sure to get in early to get your place.
October half term was taken care of by local company Skillz Soccer Schools. The course ran at the club was a huge success with lots of Junior Rangers attending. A donation has also been received from the course which adds to our fundrasing pot.
So all in all another month at Rangers in which the club has moved forwards. If you can help in any way with ideas for fundrasing, sponsorship or anything commercial please contact Sam Tyack at email@example.com. Lets hope the weather stays fine throughout November and the same good fortunes continue. See you all soon.