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Northern Rangers v Kingborough

Live Blog Coverage From Mitch Dent

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Full- Time: Northern Rangers 5 – Kingborough 2. A dominant performance from Nic LA and his Rangers. Lions had no answers today for the questions that Rangers asked of them. A scrappy second half but at the end of the day Rangers took their chances.

85′ GOALLL !! Guess who ??? Yep, its that man Nick- LA He’s got four !!. Fulton Raced down the wing and picked out Nic LA who tucks home close range.

Sub on: Fulton Sub off :Darrant

79′ Nic LA could have had 4  !!, A lovely head down from Fulton finds Nic LA unmarked in the box but his effort is just wide.

75′ GOAL !!! Nic La with a lovely free kick, He whipped the ball around the wall which left the Keeper stranded. Northern Rangers 4 – Kingborough 2.

Nothing to update, some pretty scrappy football.

Sub off Michael ” Tiki” Montichhio Sub off on: J. Fulton

62′ Rangers so close, A great bit of play by tiki picked out Thannhauser as his pin point cross Picks out Nick La but his head is just over.

Broadbent with some positive changes, obvious choice really for Mark as the Rangers were having a field day on Nuttall’s side. Kingborough in no terms out of this. 

Sub off: Nuttal Sub on : Wakefield

Sub on: Lockoes Siub off: Belstead

GOAL !! COOPER from close range finishes smartly past Whatman, Bottom right-hand corner.

53′ GOAL !!! NICK LA from close range,  Jones with a lovely ball which LA capitalises on.

52′ Kensley almost, his cross turned in to a shot but goes just over the bar.

47′ Jones misses on the line with goal keeper beat, Thannhauser cross found Jones at the back stick, Jones had an empty net but smacks the ball across the goal line.

46′ Rangers with an Instant impact, the Dangerous Nick LA earns the Rangers a corner with dazzling feet.

Back under way…


Half time: Nothern Ranger 2 – Kingborough Lions 1. In fairness a pretty poor half from both sides. If either side wants to take the game by the scruff of the neck they really need to move the ball faster. Lions have been pretty sloppy coming out from the back with a majority of their passes finding a Rangers shirt. Rangers need to move the ball a little quicker in the final third if they are to add to their lead.

GOAL ! ! Flip sensation Kensley Latches on to a pass where Nuttal has a fresh swipe at. Cheap Goal Rangers up 2-1

32′ Pat LA with an accidental interception ,Nuttall went to pass to Cowen but his pass, as every other pass his attempted is received by a Northern Rangers Player,… Maybe something Broadbent will look to change as he is literally killing his side.

30′ Tiki And Thannhauser link up really well, three quick passes results in a corner but Kingborough clear.

Goal !! Cowen makes no mistake from the spot! Northern Rangers 1 – Kingborough Lions 1 

19′ Penalty to Kingborough as Tiki supposedly…. made contact.

14′ Shot off’ By Nick LA, he receives the ball at his feet at the top of D, shoots audaciously, and was inches of getting it in the back of the net.

12′ Cowen twisting and turning but can’t seem to get past the wall that is PAT LA. He’s 4’0 but as strong as a UFC fighter.

10′ Shot off by the best Bourke, Good link up play between himself and Nick LA but his shot is just wide.

8′ Corner for the Lions here but Michael ” Tiki ” Montichhio clears !.

3′ Goal for Nick LA …. way too easy as he drove at the Lions defence, even Kamara wouldn’t have saved that.

No Kamara for the lions… could be a long day for the away team,  the Rangers also have a dilemma as Sam Whatman has had gastro and is on one leg. 

1′ We are under way here are the NTCA, Let’s see if Kingborough brought the pig up on the bus !

Kingborough team sheet:


Rangers teamsheet:

Overall Head To Head Record:

Northern Rangers:

P: 14 W: 6 D: 4 L: 4 GF: 34 GA: 16

Kingborough Lions:

P: 14 W: 4 D: 4 L: 6 GF: 16 GA: 34

Head To Head Record At NTCA 2:

Northern Rangers:

P: 5 W: 3 D: 0 L: 2 GF: 13 GA: 6

Kingborough Lions:

P: 5 W: 2 D: 0 L: 3 GF: 6 GA: 13

Northern Rangers 2017 Home Record:

P: 10 W: 2 D: 2 L: 6 GF: 12 GA: 19

Kingborough Lions 2017 Road Record:

P: 10 W: 2 D: 2 L: 6 GF: 5 GA: 28

2017 Meetings:

Round 7, Northern Rangers 0-1 Kingborough Lions (NTCA 2)

Round 13, Kingborough Lions 1-1 Northern Rangers (Lightwood Park Complex)

Ground Top Scorer:

Top goal scorer at NTCA is Nick Lanau-Atkinson with 14 goals.


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