Winterton Rangers continued their fine start to their Toolstation NCEL Division One campaign last night with a hard-fought 2-1 away win over Ollerton Town at Walesby Lane –and after the game, Rangers Manager Rob Watson was understandably pleased to be taking the three points back to West Street, writes Colin Muncie.
Winterton led at the break through Robbie Start (15 mins) in front of a fine midweek crowd of 111, and doubled their advantage early in the second period through Adam Lee (48). Gav King hit back for the home side after 66 minutes, but the visitors held on to take the win.
Rob told the Bootiful Game “We’re delighted with the win. It’s never easy coming to Ollerton on a night. The game was always going to be hard but two goals were enough to see us win. I felt that their penalty changed the game and we sat back and defended after that. We also had a goal disallowed –which I felt was really close- that would of made it 3-1 and much more comfortable.
“Credit to Ollerton. They made us work for it and will be a tough side this year.”
Home Manager Dave Winter rued that first forty-five minutes “We’ve paid the price for a very poor first half” he told us “We never got going; we started the second half well but conceded a goal littered with mistakes early on. We then played a lot better but, of course, they sat back slightly and they were always a threat on the break –but for the second game in a row we’ve missed far too many chances.”