Wanderers lost thanks to White's late Gers winner

With the scores level late on in this entertaining Essential Site Skills Division Three encounter, Rangers' Rory White curled home a winner from the edge of the box to break the Dronfield Wanderers' hearts.

Monday, 10th December 2018, 3:28 pm
Updated Monday, 10th December 2018, 4:30 pm
Rangers match winner Rory White [middle] celebrates (Pic: Martin Roberts)

The opening exchanges said much about this game with open attacking football from both sides.

Top goalscorer David Cameron went close for Dronfield, before visiting keeper Mike Massey was called upon to make a save at the other end.

As Rangers increased the pressure, Trystan Brown went close.

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Luke Slater gets a shot in for Rangers against Dronfield Wanderers (Pic: Martin Roberts)

Just shy of the half hour mark it was the home side who took the lead.

Awarded a free-kick out on the right, Ryan Brown floated the set-piece in and as the ball fell, Luke Slater flicked it in from close range.

Wanderers came out with a fresh purpose in the second half and even survived a penalty on 49 minutes.

Massey saved the spot-kick from Nathan Melbourne after the same player had been brought down by Ken Cameron.

Rangers captain Joe Wood (Pic: Martin Roberts)

Rangers saw Joe Wood strike the bar with a header before he came to the rescue at the other end hooking the ball off the line, after the home defence had got in a mess.

Dronfield found a deserved equaliser on 64 minutes when referee White awarded them a free-kick 25 yards out and Alex Jones struck the ball home, courtesy of a slight deflection off the defensive wall.

As the game swung from end to end it was Rangers who went closest when the ball dropped to Slater in the box and his shot was met by keeper Massey who once again denied the home side.

With just seven minutes remaining though the points were settled when White found the net and secured the 2-1 scoreline and the game in favour of Rangers.

Rangers v Dronfield Wanderers (Pic: Martin Roberts)