Update by Gareth Barlow, Assistant Team Manager, Kidsgrove Rangers
“After a long summer of hard work we started our season away at Blythe Bridge. And after a slow start and shaking off the nerves we started our season with a 4-2 victory. Followed by a very confident display we ended up with a second victory 4-0.
Our First Home game of the season was against cheadle after a very tough game from the opposition and battling against the bad weather we came away with a draw and another victory.
Another home game followed against opposition we were very familiar with Red Street Eagles. After another great team display and battling performance we came away with another victory and another draw. Ensuring we kept our unbeaten start going strong.
A very tough test followed away at Milton United. After a very slow start to the game we found ourselves 2-0 down after digging deep and making chances in the game we were unable to take our chances and lost our first game of the season. In the second game the boys really dug deep and after a very strong and dominant performance came away with a 2-1 victory.
Another tough away game followed Blurton Bulldogs. On a very challenging pitch and conditions the boys found there selves in a very hard game. But showing great team spirit and some brilliant individual performances we managed to come away with another victory and a draw.
A game the boys were really looking forward to was the local derby against Kidsgrove Galaxy. With the boys being really fired up to get one over the local league rivals they found there selves in a very commanding and strong position ensuring that they came away with a dominant score line in both games and two more victories.
Back on our travels this time away at Leek Town. A strong performance in the first game ensuring that we came away with a 1-0 victory. After a Leek town revival they managed to get a late goal with the game locked at 1-1 ensuring that they were only the second team to beat us.
With the disappointment of losing only our second game still fresh in the memory. The boys managed to rally and put in a brilliant team performance and come away with a 1-0 and 3-0 victory against a very strong Norton United team. Leaving us in a very strong position at the half way point in the season.
Just before we had our Christmas break we had our first return fixture away at Red Street Eagles battling the elements on a very cold Sunday morning the boys managed to get a 1-1 draw in the first game and in the second game in a very tight contest conceded a late goal to lose 1 -0 for only the third time this season.
Yet again I would like to thank Capstone Foster Care for your support and would like to congratulate the boys on a fantastic first half of the season!”