Last-gasp winner fires Rangers to first piece of silverware in 27 years

Risborough Rangers celebrating. Picture: Richard Carr
Risborough Rangers celebrating. Picture: Richard Carr

Risborough Rangers claimed their first piece of silverware in 27 years when beating Olney Town to win the Berks & Bucks Intermediate Cup.

Held in front of 300 fans at Newport Pagnell, Olney made a strong start to the final and took a 30th minute lead but Rangers responded well as Martin Griggs missed a golden chance to level before an in-swinging corner went straight in to make it 1-1.

An evenly-contested second half followed as Olney were twice denied by brilliant Jack Brooker saves with the Risborough keeper forcing the game into extra-time.

Both teams tired in the extra 30 minutes but just when the game looked destined for a penalty shoot-out, up popped Chris Davies for Risborough who fired home to send the Rangers fans wild.

A great result for Rangers and especially Bob Rayner, the joint manager, in his last season before son Jamie Rayner takes over the reigns.

Risborough press officer Steve Burnett said: “A massive thank you to all the 100 plus Rangers supporters who made the trip up to the final.

“It was a fantastic day and a long time coming but now we have a trophy to go into the cabinet which will hopefully be the start of many!”

Rangers were back in league action last night, Tuesday, when they faced Broadfields United and this weekend they host Buckingham Athletic.