Go on, make theirs a double!
RANGERS finished their League and Cup-winning season with a nine-goal thriller. Despite the Premiership title being sewn up by Riverside last week, second-placed George & Dragon made it hard for the champions from the kick-off. Neither team could get th
RANGERS finished their League and Cup-winning season with a nine-goal thriller.
Despite the Premiership title being sewn up by Riverside last week, second-placed George & Dragon made it hard for the champions from the kick-off.
Neither team could get the upper hand in a goal-mad first half as they went into the break with three goals apiece.
The Rangers goals came from Carl Foreman, Paul Bass and Steve Thompson.
After the break, the visitors edged ahead when they scored on the hour.
George & Dragon protected their lead well and, with five minutes remaining, looked odds-on to inflict Riverside's second defeat of the season.
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However, a handball in the area gave Riverside a lifeline as the spot-kick was firmly drilled into the net by Foreman to reignite the game.
Sensing the possibility of a win, Riverside pushed forward as George & Dragon were forced to defend.
Rangers got their reward in the last minute when Gareth Peck supplied a good cross for Nicky Hurst to head home the winner.
Club secretary Les Green said of his team's performance this season: "Winning the Premiership is something we've never done before, so we're delighted.
"The squad played well all season and also managed to retain the Senior Cup, which is a bonus.
"Myself and manager Tony Jeffries are leaving the club after a long association, so it's nice to go out on a high," said Green.
"And with seven new faces joining for next season I'm sure they'll have another successful year.