Rangers given chance to rest

Eyes up: Rangers' Kurt Riordan looks for an open man in their match against Port Saints. Photo: Penny Tamblyn.
Eyes up: Rangers' Kurt Riordan looks for an open man in their match against Port Saints. Photo: Penny Tamblyn.

The Macleay Valley Rangers will take a much-needed break this Saturday as they have a bye for round 13 of the Football Mid North Coast Premier League competition.

The first grade side enters the week off on the back of a four game winning streak, that has seen the team score 16 goals and maintain three clean sheets.

However, niggling injuries have plagued the side for the past two months and a week off to rest the bodies will be key for the run home to the finals series.

The Rangers are currently sitting in second position on the ladder, one competition point behind leaders Wallis Lake.

Macleay Valley’s only loss this season came against Wallis Lake and the two sides will do battle once again in round 17.

Before then though, the Rangers will be tested with a trip to Port Macquarie to face the third-placed United waiting for them in round 15.

The Rangers face off with the bottom-placed Wauchope in their next match on Saturday July 21.