LOCAL FOOTBALL: It’s been a ‘mayor’ of a debut season for St Ives Rangers Reserves!

St Ives Rangers Reserves celebrate their title success at The Haywain with town mayor Phillip Pope a

St Ives Rangers Reserves celebrate their title success at The Haywain with town mayor Phillip Pope and publican Steve Lowe. Also pictured are Nathan Dockerill, Kyle Laud, Josh Harris, Jamie Perry, Jackson Bonny, Caylem Cobb, Sonny Rumbold, Keenan Burke, Matt Burroughs, Oli Reed, Hadleigh Liddle, Jacob Redford, St Ives Town Mayor Phillip Pope, Joshie Fitzjohn, Alex Hope, Alex Merry, Ash Clifton and manager Craig DuBose. - Credit: Archant

St Ives Rangers Reserves are having a mayor!

Craig DuBose’s side have roared to Division 5B title glory in their debut Cambs League season.

They clinched the crown with three games to spare following a goalless draw against fellow promotion-chasers March Soccer School Academy last Saturday.

The Rangers lads were then presented with winners’ medals by mayor of St Ives, councillor Phil Pope when celebrating at The Haywain. The team is sponsored by the Constable Road pub.

DuBose said: “When we lost our first match 4-3 to AFC Christchurch – who were the highest-placed, non-promoted team from last season – I thought we would be promoted.


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“Winning the league with three matches to go has still somewhat exceeded my expectations, while the bond we have as a team on both sporting and personal levels has been wildly exceeded.

“Everyone plays for each other and is willing to do whatever it takes to help their team-mates.

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“If we can keep the squad together and add a few more players, we’ll be targeting promotion again next season.”

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