Rangers secure league title as they put six past nearest rivals

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Forrest Rangers secured the Kerry League Under 11s championship title with an impressive 6-1 home win over league runners-up Midtown.

Goals from A. Bull (three), T. Marshall, L. Crosby and J. Piper gave Forrest their well-earned title.

As Misterton could only record a 2-2 draw with Marshalls FC, Midtown secured the runners-up spot despite their defeat at Forrest.

Misterton’s poor start to the season has cost them dearly as they have had a superb run of results since late October, reaching two cup finals.

Blyth recorded an 8-3 win over Marshalls Sports with goals from M. Parry (three), O. Morse (three), W. Cawley and B. Scott. Marshalls’ goals came from C. Doyle (two) and E. Atkinson.

In the Under 9s League Marshalls Sports defeated Saxilby 5-0 with goals from T. Baxter (Two), T. Larocca, W. Gray and L. Thompson.

Forrest Rangers had a close 4-2 away win at Midtown in the Gainsborough derby game.

Retford Whites and Marshalls Colts shared four goals in a 2-2 draw.

In the Under 8s League Gainsborough Trinity showed good form as they scored eight goals away at Retford Blacks but were still well beaten 19-8.

Babworth also had a solid 10-1 away win at Forrest Rangers.

Results for 29th March: Under 11s: Forrest Rangers 6, Midtown 1; Misterton 2, Marshalls FC 2; Marshalls Sports 3, Blyton 8.

Under 9s: Marshalls Sports 5, Saxilby 0; Gains Trinity v Retford Stripes (postponed); Midtown 2, Forrest Rangers 3; Retford Stripes 2, Marshalls Colts 2.

U8s: Walesby v Babworth A (postponed); Forrest Rangers 1, Babworth B 10; Retford Blacks 19, Gains Trinity 8.

Fixtures for 5th April: Under 11s: Misterton v Midtown; Marshalls FC v Blyth.

U9s: Gains Trinity v Blyth; Forrest Rangers v Retford Whites; Saxilby v Misterton.

U8s: Retford Blacks v Forrest Rangers; Retford Whites v Babworth A; Misterton v Babworth B.

After last week’s cup final disappointment, Gainsborough Trinity Under 15s were back to winning ways with a 3-1 victory at Park Tigers.

Trinity didn’t have it all their own way however, especially in the opening half with Park Tigers more than matching their opponents.

It was the away side who did opened the scoring on 10 minutes when top scorer Tom Williams found space on the edge of the area to shoot into the bottom corner.

Tigers were soon back on level terms when a coming together in Trinity’s area resulted in a penalty, and the spot-kick was dispatched into the net .

Park Tigers began to take more control of the game and created a number of chances to take the lead, but without success.

In the second half Trinity upped their game and were back in front in the opening minute when Spencer Robson curled in a terrific strike from the corner of the area.

Tigers’ keeper kept Trinity at bay with a couple of fine stops but could do nothing to stop Jack Weatherell’s wonder strike from fully 30 yards out that flew into the top corner and put Trinity in a more comfortable position.

This Sunday Gainsborough Trinity are away from home again as they travel to league leaders Brigg Town.