Kilsyth Rangers one win away from safety

Phillip Dolan: Scored Kilsyth's first goal.
Phillip Dolan: Scored Kilsyth's first goal.

Kilsyth Rangers’ 3-2 win over Ashfield on Saturday took them from 12th place to sixth in the league.

One win from the remaining three league games should be enough to ensure they retain their place in the Super League, and it should not be beyond them on this display.

An excellent start by Rangers on the narrow Ashfield pitch, they forced two corners within the first minute but could not get a shot in on Clark. Another one a few minutes later saw Kerr put in a header which was stopped on the line.

It was all Rangers in the first quarter of an hour with Dolan and Kelly putting in a few good crosses which should have produced more. It was a great solo run from Dolan though which did bring the opener though, he beat two men and finished with a fine shot to the roof of the net. Ashfield did start to come more into the game with ex-Ranger, Joe Barclay, their main threat up front, one of his efforts was stopped by McPeake on the line. Rangers were still dominant though and MClaren was very unlucky when he tried an overhead kick just in front of goal, it just cleared the bar. Right on the interval Ashfield gained a corner and McSHANE headed it in from close range to pull them to scarcely deserved equality going in.

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