Game 11 – Paget Rangers 1 Badsey Rangers 2 20/8/2013

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This top of the table clash between the two early pace setters of the Midland Combination Division 2 was a entertaining one, played at Church Rd home of Boldmere St Michaels.

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I arrived just before the 7.30 kick off, to find the place nearly deserted.I was relieved of the £2 admission,  Paget in their amber strip and their Evesham based opponents in the red and black kit.

The only time I have seen Paget Rangers play was in their first ever game at Archdales in Worcester. They have made the move from Birmingham AFA  to the Mid Comb.

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The game itself was end to end but there was a decisive quality about Badsey that Paget lacked. Badsey came out of the blocks much faster and took the lead on 5 minutes,  a scuffed shot was blocked but the loose ball was swept home sending the decent number of travelling supporters into a ovation.

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Both sides were physical, but Paget much more so as they struggled to cope with Badseys speed and agility.Paget held them off to make it to hslf time at 1-0.

Badsey made it 2-0 breaking the offside trap and sending a low shot across the keeper that bounced off the post and the loose ball was stroked home. Paget wasted a glorious chance , a player skilling out 4 players before flashing the ball wide. They did however score moments from the end from a corner , heading home at the death.

Admission – £2 Attendance – 43 h/c

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im a young groundhopper from the west midlands
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