The Under 12 team have had only a handful of games over the winter period as most scheduled games unfortunately fall foul of the winter weather. The boys have played 3 games since the turn of the new year. First up was an entertaining game against Pelican Rangers. The boys showed great character by coming from behind twice to win an absorbing contest 4-3. After another break because of the weather we played a rearranged fixture against Wyke Spartans and despite dominating large parts of the game and having numerous chances the boys lost 2-0. Finally, the boys played a home fixture, the first since Mid-November against Hedon Rangers. This was the return fixture after the away game ended in a Hessle 6-0 win. The boys went a touch better beating their opponents 8-0. The team has also been playing in the Futsal league held at Warners. They have done very well playing 12 games winning 8, drawing 2 and losing 2. It is not confirmed but I think they have topped the league which is another great achievement.
Hessle Rangers U12 Futsal Squad who have topped the league.
Our home games are on the former Hessle High Lower school site on Boothferry road, Sundays at 10-30am.
Hessle Rangers’ first team, of the Humber Premier League, were knocked out of the East Riding Senior Cup in the quarter final stage by Beverley Town. The match was played on the 3G surface at Longcroft and was a competitive encounter in windy conditions.
Both keepers made good saves early on with the best coming from Pipes’ volley which the Beverley stopper got a finger tip on and edged over the bar. A mix up in the Hessle defence from a long, bouncing ball forward cost the first goal which was slid into an empty net with goalkeeper and defenders glaring at each other.
Hessle were the stronger side after the break with the wind behind them and hit the post and the cross bar with outstanding long range efforts. Unfortunately, sub Gardener was given a straight red card for an overly-enthusiastic tackle and the ten men succumbed to another ball over the top as Beverley’s number nine delightfully lobbed the goalkeeper to send them into the last four alongside Hull City, Bridlington Town and Dunnington.
Like many teams, the team have struggled to play games in the past couple of months due in most part to the consistent wet weather. The girls continue to train hard every week but the reward of a good game of football on a Saturday morning hasn’t always been there.
Two of the games they have managed to play have been away at Grimsby Borough in both league and cup. It’s a fair old journey and the help of parents and coaches to get all of the girls across the bridge is much appreciated. Lawtey and Cheesman scored the Hessle Rangers goals in the league encounter which ended in a 10-2 loss. That was a harsh result after a very good performance but, sadly, the girls ran out of steam in the last ten minutes on a heavy pitch and were punished.
The cup tie was much closer for the most part with Dunn giving Hessle an early lead but Grimsby had a very strong second half and won 6-1. The improvement shown in both games was very encouraging and the girls took that into the next game defeating Malet Lambert 2-0 away from home. Cheesman scored both goals in a very strong team performance. Allison came close to her first goal for the team hitting the foot of the post and special mention has to go to Ball who scored a penalty twice, both disallowed for encroachment, before missing at the third attempt. The second one was a superb strike and was wrongly chalked off which was such a shame.
Hessle Rangers Under 16’s would like to thank all at Arnold Clark for their kit Sponsorship.
The kit was given late last year (2017) but due to weather conditions and postponed matches we’ve only just been able to give it a run out.
You can order a quality Christmas Tree from local company Greenland Seeds and raise money for Hessle Rangers!
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