Gorleston Rangers FC

Gorleston and Gt Yarmouth's Premier Youth Football Club

Breydon United U12 V GRFC U12A

Match report by "mitchel98"

This weekend we had a morning kick off of 10.30am to an improving Breydon United (formerly Gorleston) at their home ground on The Mag (unfortunately not everyone realised it was there and not The Rec!) and otherwise known as a LOCAL DERBY!

Anyway most of the 13 man team start to arrive around 9.45am, and I was lucky enough to have a little chat with Fabio in the car park before the game, who was again toady co-ordinated with the boys kit - Red hat and socks!. The conversation flowed about today’s game, mobile phones and how much beer we drank last night! But I did bring up the conversation about his clipboard and I can quote “I don’t need it now I know what I am doing - well sort off!”  So there you have it Rangers please be re-assured Fabio knows what he is doing and the children are being well trained and looked after - well sort off!

Back to the pre-match build up, boys gather for the all to well known warm up, Fabio then goes for the clipboard (obviously not totally confident without it hey!?) to write down the team but what’s this………….. A green clipboard? But we are in our familiar AC Milan away kit where is the red clipboard….stop the press we have it but sorry to say had to use a GREEN pen…Mrs Fabio where are the RED pens?!?!? Just as he starts writing the formation and team out we have a pre-match injury……Mitch pulls up with a sprained/twisted knee - off to physio tomorrow….been thinking about this! since you have had your hair cut shorter it seems as though you have lost your strength…..a little like Sampson did…cold last week injured knee this week  !…..but get better soon!

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Sprowston U11 Girls V GRFC U11 Girls

Match report by Martin Lovell

Norfolk Girls League Under 11
Saturday 29th January

Sprowston 6v1 Gorleston Rangers

 

Defending champions faced a difficult trip to champions elect Sprowston.  The home side were in good form after an excellent home win against second placed Cromer.  On a bitterly cold day and a pitch slightly frozen in places, Rangers could only field 7 girls.  

It was a scrappy start and the cold conditions took their toll, when a key Sprowston player had to leave the field after only 5 minutes with a foot problem.  It didn’t stop the home side from taking the lead.  Inspired by a fine keeper, Rangers were holding their own, but were hit by a huge blow midway through the half, when they lost a player due to injury.  Down to 6 players and Sprowston made it 2-0 before the break. 

The injured player returned for the second half, but was struggling.  Sprowston made it 3-0 right at the start with a superb goal.  Their right winger found the ball in space and her first time cross was volleyed home for a wonderful goal, that was sportingly applauded by the visiting supporters.  

It was a big blow, but the Rangers girls didn’t give up and fought back strongly.  A surging run down the middle resulted it a long range shot, saw the keeper fumble the ball, where a waiting forward tucked the rebound home.  

3-1 and Rangers showed why they were champions with some lovely flowing football. The home keeper made a series of good stops, to keep the home side in front.  But the numbers game was to tell as Rangers started to tire.  3 late goals by the rampant Sprowston team sealed a flattering 6-1 victory. 

On and off the field, Gorleston Rangers impressed with their good conduct, which was appreciated by the home side.

Pakefield C V GRFC U12A

Match report by "mitchel98"

What is Sunday night TV all about?!?!?!?!? Dancing on ice? Antiques Roadshow? Countryfile but you have to hand it too BBC 2.….SKI SUNDAY!!!

Anyway I digress, this weekend we played Pakefield C away at Walmer Road in our first league game since 21st November 2010, as we have been competing heavily in the Ipswich open cup and reaching the final last weekend of the League Cup, we have 3 games in hand on the current league leaders Waveney A. We were required to be at the ground slightly earlier than normal due to someone being superstitious!?! So we start to arrive at 11.30am for a 12.15pm kick off in a now familiar AC Milan away kit.

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Bungay A V GRFC u12a

Bungay A V GRFC u12a Cup Semi Final January 23rd

Match report by "mitchel98"

Well its that time in the evening when Phillip Scholfield and Holly Willoughby are on TV so its time for me to write the report.....Honest I do not watch it, it is always on in the background when Im getting the school things and ironing ready for that hectic Monday morning!!! (that ones for you Gary Ingram we know don't we!)

This weekend was going to be another test of character as we are away to Bunday A, who we have never beaten in the League Cup Semi Final....one step closer to another final appearance...what would be the outcome?????

I am not a superstitious person (I think?) but I was going to take my new Nikon for full time pictures but last time I took it the boys lost!, Another superstitious person was missing today.....any guesses.....he was in close contact all match via the phone...................

After an excellent training session on Saturday morning the boys looked really up for the challenge and an opportunity to play in another Final. With some new and improved training routines being worked out it looked as though Fabio has got the hang of this managing lark!

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GRFC U12a v Blundeston magpies 16-1-2011

Match report by "mitchel98"

Firsty, it was nice to be back and seeing some amazing new Christmas presents which were on show.................the ladies - new coats, knee high leather boots, designer flask and some Russian hats! Now over to the men - nothing really as we spend all our money on the women!......the only new items I saw was from Fabio (it had to be him!) Father Christmas thought you had been good and bought you a new "enclosed" green clipboard and matching pens and hat! I did see a glimpse of the clipboard and have to say Andy Gray sky sports have nothing on you now..........I cannot reveal everything which was on the clipboard on my first report of 2011 - oh and Delia also had a new FRED PERRY jacket which I can say was original and not a fake, like some of the team said - don't know what they were implying Matt your not a chav!. And over to the team - never seen so many loud and leery coloured football boots...at one point had to double check they were Rangers A boys and not a girls team as I've never seen so many pink boots and gloves on display!

This week we had our League Cup quarter final match against Blundeston Magpies at Lynn Grove with a meeting time of 1.30pm and a kick off time of 2.00pm. Again this week we were not at full strength with Matt missing through illness and Ben G unavailable because "the club is alive" or "one shot" (think about it??? - he was at a JLS concert! And no I am not a fan I asked Emma for the song names HONEST ) but we welcome back Mitch.

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