Rangers bounce back from cup exit

BLYTH Rangers Under-14s Deportivo went into the local derby game against Bedlington Town Hawks hoping to make amends for the previous week’s extra time cup defeat.

David Dunworth had the first chance of the game after three minutes when Jordan Hall played him in down the right flank but the Hawks keeper made a fine save.

Hall then saw the keeper save his close range effort after a great cross from Liam Thomson, before Hall saw another effort saved after Phoenix Telfer and Dunworth created a half chance.

Rangers keeper Alex Cockburn saved bravely at the feet of an onrushing attacker and Craig Richardson saw his long range effort saved by Town’s keeper just before half-time.

The opening goal came five minutes into the second half. Thomson made a strong run on the left wing before releasing Tom Fulthorpe who went round a defender before poking the ball past the keeper.

Thomson then saw an effort saved before man of the match Cockburn made a superb save diving to his right to keep the scores level.

Further chances came and went for both teams with Fulthorpe and Reece Halliday both going close for Blyth before Halliday settled it after taking a pass from Neil Nelson and stroking the ball into the corner of the net to make it 2-0.