Bob bows out in style as Risborough end on a high

Risborough Rangers Bob Rayner with the club's committee. Picture: Swales Photography
Risborough Rangers Bob Rayner with the club's committee. Picture: Swales Photography
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Risborough Rangers manager Bob Rayner brought the curtain down on his 15 seasons with the club last week when they ended their campaign with a 2-1 home win over Woodford Town.

In front of a decent crowd of 84, Rangers were determined to secure all three points in their final match of the season and this showed in their start when James Dobson hammered home a 25th minute opener.

A typically brilliant goal from top scorer Martin Griggs, who lobbed the visiting goalkeeper from 40 yards, gave Rangers a two-goal advantage and despite a late Woodford consolation, Risborough held on to ensure Rayner bowed out in fitting fashion.

This also capped a fine season for the club in a campaign which has seen them finish seventh in SSML Division One, and achieving Team of the Month for January and February, as well as winning the Berks & Bucks Intermediate Cup.

Griggs finished as not only the club’s top scorer but also the league’s leading marksman with a highly-impressive 35 goals from 32 appearances.