New Season, New Challenges
Well we have hardly blinked and local football is back with us and let’s hope it inspires us more than the shower who embarrassed us at the Euro,s this summer (unless your roots are Welsh of course).I came across a beer inspired by the legendary football manager Brian Clough this month and it is such a shame he is no longer with us to voice his opinion on the current game
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Brian Clough Ale. Not a man to mince his words on football.
For those coaches and other volunteers that make things happen for your local club we hope that they gain your support and admiration for the work they do. The Grassroots of the game is alive and well in the Moreton area.
Our Under 13 Team are in need of some more player so if you are in School year 8 please contact the team coach Chris Burdock on 07920137478.
Pre- Season Friendlies
Moreton Rangers 4 Hook Norton 0
MRFC hosted a strong Hook Norton team in their first pre season game of the season. Hooky dominated possession in the first half but didn't create any clear cut chances, however they still were disappointed to go into the break behind.
MRFC's first goal came from centre back Joe Jarvis. Who struck a free kick under the wall and into the bottom corner.
The second half started with some good Moreton pressure down the left hand side from Hooky old boy Jamie Wyatt, who crossed for Martin Tomes to head home. Tomes had spent time away from London Road playing for Bishops Cleeve last season but MRFC hope to secure the services of the talent winger for the coming season.
Moreton added two more late on in the second half with a Callum Peters penalty after good work from Tomes. Late on Jamie Wyatt tapped in to round off a very good display from Rangers. Moreton gave debuts to K. Watts and G. Smith who came in from local rivals Chipping Norton, B. Bearcroft and J. Meredith from Badsey.
The team travel to Barry Town at the end of the month so expect an update next month on their exploits at the Welsh League Team.
The First League Game is on Sat 13TH August at Home to Fairford 3pm KO.
We are looking at a keen coach willing to manage our Reserve Team who were promoted to the First Division of the Witney League last season. Contact Director of Football Gary Barnett on 07970717693