It's time for our Reserves to get back amongst the action on Saturday when they play Brighouse Sports Old Boys Reserves at Hipperholme & Lightcliffe School.
The match, which is the first one in just over a month for Kris Macdonald's side, is scheduled for a 2:30 pm kick-off, but might be moved to a 3G surface, which may also affect the start time. Please keep an eye on our website and Social Media channels for updates.
At present, the weather is forecast to be a light cloud with a moderate breeze.
Rangers will be without the services of strikers Vito D'Avanzo and Chris Plews who both have long term injuries. Rich Jenner is unavailable for this match as well.
Brighouse Sports Old Boys Form.
Our hosts come into this game in 8th position in the league. They enjoyed a 2-1 win over Wyke Wanderers Reserves in their last league match but suffered a 3-1 defeat to Boroughbridge AFC Reserves to end their interest in the West Yorkshire League Trophy last Saturday.
At home, they have a pretty even record with three wins, three draws and a single defeat. Their best result has been a 6-0 win over Old Centralians Reserves. One interesting fact is that they haven't beaten a team above them in the league at their ground, but they have forced several draws!
A win for Brighouse could see them close the gap on several teams above them, while a defeat could allow Pool AFC to reduce the deficit to two points between them.
One To Watch.
The FA stats page shows that Regan Metcalf is their danger man in front of goal having scored seven goals to date. Behind him on five is Evrad Mpouli and Sam Durkin brings up the top three with four goals to his name.
The two sides met for the first time in the opening game of this season. That day saw Rangers run out 6-0 winners with goals from Jack Holliday (2), Will Hodson (2), Andy Maxted and George Thelwell.
The Man In The Middle.
Mr Ashraff Pandor is the referee for this game. According to the FA stats pages, he has sin-binned one player, booked four and dismissed one.
If you are travelling to watch this match, the address is Hipperholme & Lightcliffe School, Stoney Lane, Lightcliffe, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3 8TL.
Bar Three Man Of The Match.
After the game, we will be presenting our Man of the Match with his reward, courtesy of our kind sponsors Bar Three.
The last match saw captain Rich Jenner collect this award.
Kirk Deighton Rangers Reserves are kindly sponsored by: