Great start to the season across our development age groups


Lancing Rangers U10 v AFC Worthing Youth U10

A very good opening game today from our Under 10 Youth team.  Brilliant attacking football playing out from the back.  Some great passing and movement from the whole team.  Our players adjusted well to new positions and the influx of new players slotted in well.  End to end stuff today but we remained tight and competitive throughout.

A great team effort, gelling together nicely and I predict we will go from strength to strength, keep up the hard work team!!

Lancing Rangers Black U9 v AFC Worthing Youth U9

In the sweltering September sunshine U9s took to the field with a few changes, Casper moved across to centre-midfield, allowing Oliver to make his first start for the team. Not that the team showed any evidence of the change in the first 10 minutes of the game. AFC Worthing Youth’s very first attack saw a sweeping passing movement finished off in fine style by George C. U9s continued to pour forward at every opportunity, with our strikers drawing another good save from the Lancing keeper, who had a superb game. It wasn’t long before another clever exchange of passes allowed George F to strike across the face of goal.

Lancing Rangers Black began to recover their composure and gradually forced their way back into the game. At half-time both sides caught their breath. Leon was replaced at half time by Toby, playing alongside Mikey.  From the kick-off, the U9s immediately began to exert more pressure on the Lancing goal.

The final 10 minutes saw Leon back on the pitch for Oliver, who had run himself to a standstill on the right-hand-side with a superlative display of determination and commitment.  U9s continued to look the better side, although Lancing Rangers Black still forced two good opportunities towards the end of the game that could have made the final result a close-run thing.

For a much-changed side we should all take a great deal of encouragement from this performance against a good-quality side with some very talented individuals. Our hard work and determination saw us through.

Man of the match was James in goal: as a converted midfield player he looked more than adept in his new role, and his distribution was excellent throughout.