Rangers slip to ninth after narrow defeat to leaders

Martin Griggs. Pictures by Jake McNulty
Martin Griggs. Pictures by Jake McNulty

Risborough Rangers again produced a battling performance against a side chasing promotion but again came up just short as they were beaten 1-0 at home to Spartan South Midlands League Division One leaders Edgware Town on Saturday.

After last Wednesday’s game against Southall was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch, Risborough were looking to get back to winning ways but trailed at the break due to a fine header on 30 minutes.

Rangers dominated the second half with plenty of attacking endeavour but just could not find a way through the away side’s stout defending.

Edgware were hanging on as Rangers pushed forward but there was to be no equalising goal.

Risborough have slipped to ninth as a result of this defeat but they do have up to six games in hand over the teams above them.