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SSMFL,D2: Woodward talks of Grendon appointment ahead of Totternhoe trip

Larry Woodward has spoken after his recent appointment as he takes his new Grendon Rangers side to play at Totternhoe on Saturday.

Larry Woodward

Talking ahead of their Spartan South Midlands League, division 2 clash, Woodward said;

Grendon Rangers is a great village club run by people second to none, so it Is more than an honour to take on the Manager’s role. The club has struggled to make any headway in this League so it will take a huge effort from everyone to start making inroads. The task ahead couldn’t get any harder as we play four of the top placed sides in our first five matches.

In the short-term, everyone will need to stand together, keep the faith and fight like hell against more illustrious and established opponents. When this period ends we can look more at the medium-term.

SSMFL,D2: Woodward takes Grendon hotseat in reshuffle

GRENDON RANGERS STATEMENT
Following the appointment of Larry Woodward to the management team at Grendon Rangers FC we are now pleased to announce that Larry will move into the hotseat as of tomorrow’s game at unbeaten league leaders Park View.

Larry Woodward

Stuart Leonard has taken a step back but will continue as Assistant along with Ian McCrorie who has been in the dugout for a number of weeks now.

Speaking to Leonard he said that the move makes sense moving forward with him back in the playing side meaning Larry can take full control on the side lines.

Kick off is 2pm at Grendon Park with Park View the visitors.

SSMFL,D2: First half goals give Grendon much-needed three points

First half goals from Matt Ginger and Dean Garrad gave Grendon Rangers a much-needed three points over Tring Town at the weekend.

Matt Ginger

The victory takes Stuart Leonard’s side up to fourteenth in the Spartan South Midlands League, division 2 table.

Rangers had a great start as Ginger netted the opener in the 14th minutes before Garrad doubled their advantage eight minutes before the break.

The second period saw the Rangers defence keep a clean sheet with the visitors reduced to nine-men.

Full match details – CLICK HERE

SSMFL,D2: Grendon suffer Berkhamsted Raiders defeat

Grendon Rangers suffered a 1-2 defeat at Berkhamsted Raiders in the Spartan South Midlands League, Division 2 on Saturday.

Nathan Perna

Nathan Perna’s goal gave the visiting Rangers side a half-time lead in the important clash at the foot of the table.

The home side emerged to net twice and claim all three points.

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SSMFL,D2: Woodward joins Grendon for Berko basement battle

By Grendon Rangers

Match Preview.
Tomorrow we travel to Berkhamsted Raiders for a bottom of the table crunch match.

Both sides will view this as a chance to gain some much needed points and in turn gather some momentum as the season moves into the winter period.

Last week Rangers went down 0-3 to Mursley United where a Danny Clarke brace was added to by a Delahaye goal to hand Mursley the spoils in a game that Rangers showed some good individual promise but couldn’t click it all into place as a team.
Raiders meanwhile were comfortably beaten by Pitstone and Ivinghoe 4-1. Beard with the Raiders goal.

Rangers will still be without a recognised goalkeeper as the hunt for a regular custodian continues.

There is one major addition to the club though as former Buckingham Athletic U25’s Manager Larry Woodward has joined the management team. He will team with Stuart Leonard with all things selection and match day.

Larry Woodward

Top Scorer Nathan Perna also returns to the squad for the game which will be a huge boost for the side.

Kick off is 3pm at Ashlyns School Chesham Rd, Hertfordshire HP4 3AH

SSMFL,D2 Cup: Grendon’s Pitstone double-header; Rangers exit cup just seven days after victory

Grendon Rangers went down to Pitstone and Ivinghoe in the Spartan South Midlands League, Division 2 Cup just seven days after defeating them in the league.

Matt Ginger

Matt Ginger was on target for Stuart Leonard’s side in the 1-2 home defeat at the weekend.

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Joe Walls

Seven days earlier, manager Stuart Leonard donned the gloves and kept a clean sheet as Joe Walls (56), Nathan Perna (82) and Archie Newell (91) fire Rangers to victory.

Nathan Perna

 

Non-League Day 2017

This Saturday see’s the annual celebration of non-league day, started seven years ago to promote non-league football during the ‘international break’ and to encourage people to “support their local team”.

 

Supporters up and down the country face a week-end of discontent with no top flight matches due to the international break, but are encouraged instead of sitting at home or going shopping to go out and discover just what their local non-league football scene offers.

Many clubs offer special deals in order to encourage more support this week-end, in the hope a few will come along and enjoy what they see and return again later in the season. Clubs often use the week-end to try and raise money for charity.

Read why ‘NLD’ was set up:

Non-League Day was set up by James Doe in 2010 as a social media experiment, after being inspired by a pre-season trip to Devon to watch Queens Park Rangers play at Tavistock. It has now grown to become an annual part of the football calendar, backed by Premier League and Football League clubs, MPs, celebrities, media organisations, charities and most importantly the non-league clubs themselves and the fans who turn up on the day.

Always scheduled to coincide with an international break, Non-League Day provides a platform for clubs to promote the importance of affordable volunteer led community football while giving fans across the country the chance to show support for their local non-league side.

Many non-league clubs are almost exclusively volunteer run, with money taken at the turnstiles often funding thriving youth set-ups, projects and facilities which are of benefit to the whole community. The level of skill on offer at non-league grounds will never compare to that at the Emirates Stadium or Old Trafford, for example, but there are other sides to the experience, from which the smaller club will always win hands down. The vast majority of games still kick off at 3pm, ticket prices are realistic, you can often stand (and drink!) anywhere in the ground and will always be guaranteed a warm welcome by people who run their clubs for a love of the game.

Whether you’re a Premier League or Championship fan without a game, a League One or League Two supporter who can’t make an away trip, or just someone who is curious about what their local club has to offer, there is sure to be something to interest everyone

If you are looking for a game to attend Saturday use link provided, all you need to tap in is your postcode: http://www.nonleagueday.co.uk/map.html

 

Sports Shots urges everyone to get out this week-end and discover the teams that are local to you! You never know, you may find a new passion, and when entry costs anything from £4 you’ll have enough to take the kids, other half and some places even admit your pet dog if you ask nicely. (Twitter page ‘non-league dogs’ love these pictures if you do!)

 

To find out more information about the campaign click here: http://www.nonleagueday.co.uk/index.html

 

B&B Snr Trophy, 1R: Grendon boss previews Chalfont trip

Tomorrow Grendon Rangers travel to play Chalfont Wasps in the B&B Senior Cup.

Chalfont Wasps currently compete in the Hellenic League Division One East, in 11th place at time of writing they have a record of P5 W1 L4.

Rangers warmed up for tomorrows outing with a narrow defeat on Wednesday evening to AFC Southgate, a performance that left Manager Stuart Leonard proud.

Chalfont Wasps come into the game after picking up their solitary league win of the season where goals from Chris Hurst and Mason Wright saw off Wallingford Town AFC in a 2-1 win.

With both sides still trying to get into a rhythm we look forward to potentially a classic cup tie.

Stuart Leonard

Stuart Leonard was in a buoyant mood ahead of the game;

Despite arriving 15 mins prior to kick off on Wednesday due to traffic, we were magnificent against one of the top sides in the division, going down with the last kick of the game. A great attitude and spirit from the players, we have found a system that works for us, so we are very confident of climbing the table in due course. Southgate moved the ball very quickly and are a real threat going forward, but we dealt with them admirably and were very organised throughout, whilst looking very threatening throughout. Delighted for Raalf Fallaha on his first MOM along with some other outstanding performances. With personal returning, competition for places is strong across the squad.

We are still without Andy Prescott and Ricky Brown for on holiday and Jordan Garrad injured, but we are strong again.

Again, we will play with the same freedom as Wednesday.

Squad; Robin Skilling, Stu Leonard, Jack Aris, Nathan Perna, Matt Ginger, Joe Walls, Dean Garrad, Michael Rickard, Raalf Fallaha, Jason Riddell, Alex Emery, Will North, Nick Moodie & Charlie West.

Address for travelling supporters.

Crossleys
off Bowstridge Lane,
Chalfont St Giles
HP8 4QN

Kick off is 3pm.

SSMFL,CT: Grendon name squad to travel to AFC Southgate

MATCH PREVIEW.

Tonight Grendon Rangers make the trip to Brickfield Lane to take on AFC Southgate in the SSMFL Challenge Trophy. This will be the first meeting between the two sides. Whilst both sides compete in Division Two of the league, their two records are currently polar opposites. AFC Southgate sit 3rd with 5 wins from 7 games whilst Rangers are second bottom and yet to register a win.

Southgate knocked Division Two Cup holders Mursley United out of this years competition at the weekend with a tight 2-3 victory.

Rangers meanwhile were toiling away at 61FC (Luton), twice coming from behind to secure a valuable point as the side look to move away from the foot of the table. Goals from Jason Riddell and Matt Ginger securing the point.

Matt Ginger

With Rangers improving this has the makings of an exciting game. AFC Southgate boast the top goalscorer across all 3 divisions in the shape of Adem Ali so keeping a close eye on him will be top of the priority list.

GRFC Manager Stuart Leonard had this to say;

We travel strong again tomorrow, with only Charlie West unavailable from Saturdays squad through work commitments. Jordan Garrad and Paul Thornton still injured and Andy Prescott and Ricky Brown still on holiday.

Very positive performance and result on Sat. 61FC is always a tough place to go and we showed great character to come back twice. Showing good signs of improvement now and we’re hopeful of climbing the table, which is our main focus. At Southgate will be a tough game, coupled with the usual midweek travel difficulties, but we’re looking forward to it and will approach it positively.

 

Squad.

Robin Skilling, Stu Leonard, Jack Aris, Nathan Perna, Matt Ginger, Joe Walls, Jordan Goodge, Joe Leonard, Dean Garrad, Michael Rickard, Raalf Fallaha, Jason Riddell, Alex Emery, Will North, Nick Moodie.

Address for Travelling Fans.

Brickfield Lane
Arkley
Barnet
EN5 3LD

Kick off is 7.30pm

SSMFL,D2: Returning players as Grendon head to 61FC

MATCH PREVIEW – 61FC (Luton)

Tomorrow Stuart Leonard returns to take his side on the road to Luton to face The 61FC.

Last week saw a depleted Rangers side toil but to no avail as they went down to title hopefuls Aston Clinton. The squad that day worked hard to frustrate their opponents but despite making life hard for Aston Clinton there would be nothing to show for the efforts.

This week sees the return to the squad of the Manager himself along with striker Nathan Perna (pictured), Joe Leonard and Alex Emery who returns from a holiday. Out go Ash Thompson and Nick Moodie, the latter joins Jordan Garrad and Paul Thornton on the treatment table, Ricky Brown and Andy Prescott are on holiday.

Stuart Leonard

Stuart Leonard said “we are hopeful for some points following last weeks positive performance”.

Last season at 61FC first half goals from S.Leonard and Dean Garrad secured a valuable three points in a 0-2 win. Leonard will be hoping for something similar tomorrow.

Squad :
Robin Skilling, Jason Riddell, Stuart Leonard, Charlie West, Nathan Perna, Jack Aris, Joe Walls, Joe Leonard, Michael Rickard, Jordan Goodge, Raalf Fallaha, Alex Emery, Dean Garrad, Matt Ginger.

Previous SSML Results against 61FC. (a)
2016/17 – 61FC 0-2 GRFC (D.Garrad, S. Leonard)
2015/16 – 61FC 1-1 GRFC (N.Perna)
2014/15 – 61FC 6-1 GRFC (N.Perna)
2013/14 – 61FC 2-0 GRFC