Match Preview – Dronfield Town vs Winterton Rangers
Saturday 12th January 2019: 15:00 Kick Off at H.E.Barnes Stadium, Dronfield, Derbyshire
After a thrilling last ten minutes at Armthorpe, which saw 4 goals, 2 penalties and Rangers nearly let a 4-goal lead slip, Rangers next action is against Dronfield Town.
Dronfield are part of the nine-team cluster at the top of NCEL Division One who are fighting for the title. If they win their two games in hand, they are only four points of the top. Second placed Rangers will be keen to put a marker down for the rest of the season with a solid performance tomorrow, and with Campion entertaining Hallam at home, at least one of Ranger’s title rivals are guaranteed to lose points. The only other fixture of note tomorrow, sees 7th Worsbrough host 8th Parkgate.
Tomorrow’s game should see the return of Ranger’s key defensive man, Kieran Wressell after he sat out the last game after accumulating 5 yellows. There are plenty of options for manager Scott Hellewell to choose from at the other end of the pitch, with all of Rangers forwards fit and available, and new men Tyla Bell and Ryan Thompson keeping the pressure on for the starting jerseys.
Opposition Nickname: None
Previous Results: Dronfield 1 – Winterton Rangers 2 (20th January 2018)
Winterton Rangers 2 – Dronfield 4 (19th August 2017)
Biggest Win: Rangers 8-1 Rossington Main (away)
Dronfield 5-2 FC Bolsover (Home)
Leading Scorers: Rangers – Luke Anderson 15
Dronfield – Mark Fereday 7
Highest Attendance this season: Rangers: 162
Dronfield: 202 (vs FC Bolsover)
Form Last 5 Games: Rangers: LDWWW
Interesting facts about the host’s home town: The name of the town Dronfield derives from the Old English dran and feld, meaning open land infested with drones (male bees, not the kind that stop flights at Gatwick and Heathrow!)