MUMBLES Rangers ended up with an emphatic 8-0 win over Tumble United in the West Wales Towergate Insurance Intermediate cup on Saturday (Oct 9).
The eight goals did take their time to arrive but arrive they did.
The first half was a frustrating affair for visitors Mumbles Rangers as the Tumble United goal frame played its part in keeping the score goalless with a couple of minutes to the half time break.
Rangers forward Kevin Bartley was first to hit the woodwork from close range. Rangers pushed forward at every opportunity with Matthew Thomas, Jordan Lloyd-Evans, Rick Kerr and fullback Declan Banfield all coming close.
Rangers Captain Christian Allen was close to scoring on several occasions but the Tumble United defence managed to keep him out.
The home side did have their moments in the early stages of the first half as Rangers adapted to the playing conditions but didn’t really trouble Rangers keeper Geraint Davies.
The deadlock was finally broken when a Rangers corner kick was met by Rangers centre back Liam Brown who powered an unstoppable header into the Tumble net. 0-1.
The second half saw Rangers come into their own as they took complete control of the game. The floodgates finally opened as the goals kept on coming right up-to the 90th minute.
Rangers’ half time substitutes were finding more and more space in this game. Tom Jones, Will Meredith and Elliot Smith in particular broke the lines of the Tumble defence time after time and Rangers Elliot Smith got his rewards with a brace of well taken goals as well as Will Meredith who also got a brace of goals.
Rangers Captain Christian Allen got himself on the score sheet with a quick fire hat trick of goals to round off a good away cup win.
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