Joe Walls was target as Grendon Rangers went down to a 1-3 defeat at Tring Corinthians on Saturday.
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Grendon Rangers have appointed Stuart Leonard as their new manager, with Nathan Perna named as his assistant.
The duo take over from Matt Parsons and Andy Burrows, who stood down last month.
New boss Leonard has skippered the Grendon Park outfit and been a Rangers stalwart in the centre of defence for a number of years.
His assistant Perna has scored goals for the club for a number of season and has also donned the colours of Buckingham Athletic and Winslow United.
Both will continue to play.
The new management pair are on the lookout for a first team coach to work with the team on a Wednesday evening and match days. Anyone interested should contact Paul Jackman (07733 276479) or email Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leonard and Perna take charge of their first game, a friendly, tomorrow evening (Wednesday) at Rivets (Aylesbury), 6.45pm start.
Grendon Rangers lost 2-1 to new side Berkhamsted Raiders last Saturday.
Playing on a 4g Astro pitch, 28 degree heat and 8 triallists this game was exactly what it said on the tin, a friendly.
A goal in each half cost Grendon. Matt Ginger pulled one back from the penalty spot with 20 minutes to go but Grendon couldn’t break down a determined Berkhamsted defence.
Manager Matt Parsons said;
It was a tough game, most of the players had never meet before. We needed this game to take a closer look at new players and there was some positive performances. The all round team game will come over the next few weeks in training and playing more games but it’s always nice to get 90 minutes and back in the swing of things.
It’s always nice to win but the result wasn’t important today. It was a chance to look at new players. We are still a few short in certain areas but happy with the shape of the squad so far.
Training continues on Monday and Wednesdays 7:15pm start @Westcott Social, Ashendon Road, Westcott. HP18 0PD
New players welcome.
Grendon Rangers are back training on Monday 26th June.
Rangers boss Matt Parsons told Sports Shots;
Having guided the club to 14th in the league having taken over with the team bottom, it ended up being a successful season.
But now I’m looking to push on and improve on last season.
We can’t sit still and have to continue improving. Since taking charge the mentality of the players has changed. We are now a team looking to compete at the right end of the table. The attitude of the players has changed and I want to run the whole club as professionally as possible at this level of football.
We don’t charge players to play, we have winter training in place and groundsman of the year winning again. Players couldn’t ask for anymore.
Would be great to see new players looking for a change of team or new challenge.
Please keep up to date by checking Facebook or twitter @Grendon_Rangers
Monday 26th June we train at The Ground, Main Street, Grendon Underwood. HP18 0SP. 7.15pm-9pm
Grendon Rangers held their AGM on Tuesday 20 June when the following appointments were made:-
Mrs P Hearne
Mr W Hearne
Mr M Cox
Mrs B Fletcher
Mrs B McLean
Mr N Jackman
Mr R Lacey
Mr F Lane
Mr R Hawkins
Mrs M Haddow
Mr D Knight
Mr I Leslie
Mr M Hankers
Mr D Golby
Mr R Taylor
Chairman: P Jackman
Vice-Chairman: A Benfield
Treasurer: A Benfield
Secretary: P Busby
Club Captain: S Leonard
Club Welfare Officer: P Jackman
Youth team Coordinator: C Scanlon
Committee members: H Cain, R Taylor, J West, P Newall
First Team Manager: M Parsons/A Burrows
Res Team Manager TBD
U7 Manager T Beasley
U8 Manager M York
U10 Manager D and J Spear
U11 Manager R Culverhouse/C Weber
U13 Manager K Beard/J Sisk
U15 Manager C Scanlon
The Club invites expressions of interest in joining the committee or acting as Res Team Manager-anyone interested should contact the Chairman on 01296 770568, or 07733276479 or email@example.com.
Men’s pre-season starts at Grendon Village Hall at 7pm on Monday 26 June – all players old and new are welcome to attend the free of charge sessions.
The Grendon Rangers senior section presentation was held in Grendon Underwood Village Hall on Friday 19 May.
Following a splendid meal prepared by Carol Scanlon, Jackie West and Tony Cannon, secretary Pete Busby announced the following award winners:
Most Appearances for club – Jason Riddell
Leading Goalscorer for club – Nathan Perna
Club President Wilf Hearne announced:
Clubman of the year – Robin Taylor
Reserves manager Jake Honor announced:
Reserves manager’s player of the year – Max Hallam
Reserves player’s player of the year – Max Hallam
First Team Manager Matt Parsons announced:
Club young player of the year – Jordan Garrad
Club most improved player of the year – Charlie West
First team manager’s player of the year – Matt Ginger
First Team player’s player of the year – Jason Riddell
All trophies were presented by the President.
Stuart Leonard’s 92nd minute winner saw Grendon Rangers complete a remarkable comeback to grab an excellent 3-2 victory away at fifth-place MK Gallacticos last night.
Matt Parsons and Andy Burrows side went in at the break trailing to two Demarlo Smith goals (20,29).
Michael Davison netted on 49 minutes before Matt Ginger’s leveller fifteen minutes later.
Leonard wrapped up the win with an injury-time goal.
Rangers made it back-to-back wins after they won at Clean Slate on Monday.
Davison (19), Ginger (30) and Jason Riddell (75) on target.
Grendon Rangers – 0
Winslow United – 4
Winslow United progressed to the Buckingham Charity Cup Final after brushing Grendon Rangers aside by four goals to nil, and winning the tie by five on aggregate. Mursley struggled to get going on the night, and once their higher level opponents took a two goal advantage at Bell Close it seemed to signal the game was over, and the tie decided. Winslow now progress to face Olney Town in the cup final on May 1st, to be played at Stratford Fields, the home of Buckingham Athletic.
Ben Baines fired wide early on for Winslow, before Grendon keeper Tom Weymes had to punch away a Ryan Freshwater ball into the box seconds ahead of Dan Pounds reaching the ball. Tom Brindley then had Weymes scurrying away to his left to block a shot, before Winslow broke the deadlock on fourteen minutes. Skipper Nick Farrow got down the United left and his cross-cum-shot looped over the despairing reach of Weymes and hit the back post and rebounded in.
Three minutes later the lead was doubled and the game effectively finished, when a Grendon attack broke down in midfield & Winslow shifted the ball efficiently up to Tom Brindley, from a tight angle he drove at goal and a defender covering back got a touch but could not stop the ball from rolling in. Ben Baines then saw Weymes save a shot with his knee, after a decent cross from the left, and Grendon then had a sniff when a cushioned header resulted in Matt Ginger blazing way over the top.
Just past the half hour mark Daley Cross fired over the bar from distance for Grendon, followed shortly after by Joe Walls heading a cross over Owusu Boateng’s crossbar. Baines then had Weymes again diving to his right to block a shot, and Weymes then had to face Tom Brindley in a one on one situation after Winslow broke on the counter, but the ex-Winslow keeper saved and had a defender on hand to clear.
In the final minute of the half a Winslow corner was headed over at the back stick by player-manager John Mullholland, and in added time the game was sealed when a ball over the Grendon defence saw Dan Pounds away on goal, shoulder to shoulder with a defender the United man got his shot away which deflected off his marker and looped over Weymes and into the empty net. H/T: 0-3
Winslow started the second half with a fine passing move that saw Grant Karwacinski splay the ball out wide to Tom Brindley, he crossed to Ollie Golding who side footed home from close range. Golding then sent a fifty fourth minute free kick into the Grendon box, and at the far post Mullholland headed over.
Dan Chittenden then sent a long Winslow free kick into the area where Ben Baines totally unmarked got his angles all wrong and headed over. The closest Grendon got in the second half was from a corner, where stretching all the way Stuart Leonard could only head back across goal and wide.
Matt Bradbury did then get a cross over from the Rangers right and found Will Lambourne but his shot was straight at Boateng who collected comfortably. Chris Setterfield then drove at the Grendon defence, on the edge of the box Ben Baines took control of the ball and drove low at Tom Weymes who got down well to his left to smoother.
Owusu Boateng made a save from a Matt Bradbury shot deep in added time, but the Winslow keeper did not look like conceding for most of the evening, and the referee’s whistle blew shortly after to signal the Buckingham Charity Cup Final would see Winslow progress to face Olney Town from the United Counties League Division One, on Bank Holiday May Day Monday. With a number of Ex-Winslow players in the Olney ranks, and entertaining cup final awaits…..
Both managers spoke to Sports Shots after the game: