MACLEAY Valley Rangers have officially made first place their own in the Coastal Premier League after a clinical 3-0 win against Taree Wildcats on Saturday.
The Rangers travelled to the Manning River region in equal first with Coffs City United Lions after a 0-0 draw the weekend before with the aforementioned side.
Rangers kicked off at 3pm with rain falling in the first half, however conditions didn't harm the quality of the match according to coach Chris Walker.
The ever reliable, lethal Rangers striker, Chad Applegate kicked off proceedings in the first half an hour with a goal to put his side on the scoreboard.
Youngster, Sean Brucesmith, made the score 2-0 when he slotted the ball into the back of the net right on half-time.
Coach, Chris Walker, then took the game away from Taree and removed any doubt on the result with a goal in the 70th minute.
Walker said Taree provided a tough contest despite the blowout scoreline.
"They were a fairly physical side and at times they put us under pressure," he told the Argus.
"We did well to absorb their pressure and take control of the match when we needed to which reflected on the scoreboard."
Following their win, the Rangers would've had a close eye on social media updates from the Coffs City United Lions match with Boambee Bombers who kicked off at 6pm.
The Lions went on to lose against the NCF premiers 1-0 which saw Coffs United drop to third place and gave Rangers the outright first position.
This Wednesday, Rangers will travel to Coffs to face a red hot Boambee FC at 8pm.
Rangers will need to continue their unbeaten start to stay in top spot with Port Saints hot on their heels, with Rangers on 10 points and Saints on 9.
Port will head to Taree on the Wednesday whilst Coffs City United, who sit on 8 points, travel to Kempsey to verse a Kempsey Saints side who can't stop scoring goals.
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