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23 May A trip to Tauranga to find that the field is deemed unsafe. Game postponed. A trip to the Te Puke pub. Game possibly being replayed on 13 June.
21 May Wow a full on training tonight in prep for the cup game on Saturday. For those wanting to pay their subs by internet banking, our account is 01-0310-0056958-00, or you can just pay cash to Bazza.
20 May A very constructive club meeting tonight. Great news that Bodyaid Clinic physiotherapists are on board as sponsors. The new strips for mens and womens teams are due to arrive at the start of next week. Men will keep the yellow and blue as their change strip, while the women will have the dark green strip for their change strip. Gazebos are being purchased for the sideline shelters. We have agreed to go ahead and organise hoody sweatshirts for club members and associates. Orders will be taken as soon as the price is confirmed. Rangers women can't rake up enough players for the trip to Taupo this weekend and have had to default, sadly.
17 May Rangers men lost at home yesterday to league leaders Taupo, although the 0 - 3 loss didn't reflect some good football played by Rangers. Here's the report. Mike player of the day. Today, Rangers women put up a fight against Whakatane but no goals. The report.
16 May The Bay Sportsmed Cup draw is out. Rangers men have Tauranga City away, next Sat 23rd, with early kick off. Check out the rest of the draw on our BOP Results page.
13 May There will be a club meeting after the women's training next Wednesday, 7.30pm. Discussion includes plans to have club or team sweatshirts made. Be there if you want to have a say.... men and women. Have you paid your subs yet?
11 May There's quite a bit of voting on our fun poll. Leading in some of the stats are: Muggsy's tattoo, cricket, Rangers women one vote ahead of Rangers old fullas, soccer being perfect, and Cassidy! Now you'll have to have your say!
10 May Rangers women had an unlucky number at Papamoa today.... 13. Read the report. Janie player of the day.
9 May A poor ten minutes in the first half cost Rangers at Ngongotaha. The home team used the wind to grab a 2 goal lead. Later Rangers started playing football, and got it back to 2 - 1. A counter attack early in the second half saw Ngongy grab the win 3 - 1. Mark Jeynes player of the day. Here's the report.
8 May A reminder...
3 May Rangers women put in a very determined display to earn their first point of the season with a 0 - 0 draw with Rotorua Utd White. Sarah Boyce player of the day. Here's the report.
2 May Despite Wett being away for two weeks, Rangers earned a sound 4 - 0 win at home against Opotiki. Three goals from corners and a late supersub goal to Muggsy. Jordan player of the day. Read the report.
27 April Rangers men lost to a skilful Te Puke team 4 - 0 in very windy wet conditions. Keeper Wett player of the day. Lets hope Sam's arm is OK, he's getting it x-rayed tomorrow. Here's a brief report.
26 April Congrats to Kawerau Sports (who signed Rangers player of the year Kirk Bain at the last minute) who beat Papatoetoe on penalties in the Chatham Cup after a 0 - 0 draw. An amazing score where Ngongy beat Colo Boys 17 - 0 as well!
23 April Men training Friday night!. Arrangements for Monday. If you want a lift in the SLH van, be at Awakeri at 11.45am . It leaves at 12 noon.
19 April Rangers women scored their first goal of the season in a creditable 13 - 1 loss to last year's champions Rotorua Green today. Ranee put away a penalty. Player of the day was Mikaela-Kevin Mathis. Here's the report.
18 April Rangers have finally got their hands on the Sponsors Cup!! Today's 0 - 0 draw with Whakatane doubled as a cup challenge. While Rangers should have finished the game off by taking one of their chances during the game, it came down to penalties. Jimmy, Matt and Ben scored for Rangers, while Wett saved two of theirs, for a 3 - 1 win. Matt players of the day. Lovely feed afterwards. Click here for a few photos of the Cup success. Read the match report. **Rangers men are training on Friday night this week, 6pm!!
13 April Check out these action photos from Saturday's game.
11 April SLH Contracting Plains Rangers started their season well, with a 2 - 1 win away to Otumoetai. First half goasl from Jaiden Ibbetson secured the win. Player of the day, captain Jimmy Hart. Here's the Match report, although it doesn't tell of how Mark managed to flatted Wett, or how many shots were blocked after we got a free kick five metres from goal. Photos to come.
9 April Another good hard training last night.
8 April Reminder - kick off times this weekend... Rangers men 12.30 pm on Sat at Otumoetai. Be there 11.30. Rangers women 1.30pm on Sunday at Otumoetai.
7 April A depressing game from the Phoenix for the second week in a row. However, Rangers are gearing up for the season openers this weekend. Oi Oi Rangers!
2 April Another hard out training last night. Well done to coach Wetts for putting the acid on everyone. His determination is rubbing off! Not long till the season kicks off..... 9 days in fact!
29 March A massive turn out for Rangers men in friendly v Rotorua. 22 players altogether! Most people got a run, some not for long though. Constant showers kept the spectators damp. Two goals from Jaiden Ibbetson and one from Pat earned Rangers a 3 - 3 draw.
28 March A high scoring battle at Whakatane today, with an understrength Kawerau, led by ex-Rangers winger Cammy Wills, winning 7 - 4. A couple of Whakatane players went off injured. A tough start to the season for them.
25 March Looked like a good strong turn out at training tonight. Check out the Photo of the week for a shot of our tournament team that got 3rd place last weekend. Cheers Jenny (and Paige!).
23 March Rangers men's preseason game is confirmed for this Sunday at 12.30pm at Awakeri.
22 March The preseason game this weekend might well be on the Sunday, possibly at midday. Details to be confirmed. The Phoenix had another great win tonight even though it was rained off after 70 min. They go four points clear at the top of the A League. Nathan Burns in scintilating form.
21 March An entertaining day at the tournament. Rangers were happy to win 3rd place. Good to see our two Gisborne players there: Olivia and Jenny. They are looking at playing for Rangers women again this season. Perhaps the longest traveling players in New Zealand! They probably won't make training nights though!
19 March This Saturday Rangers have a team in the 7 aside mixed tournament in Whakatane, raising money for the Chase Topperwein foundation. Kick off at 10 am, be there 930am.
15 March Phoenix top of the league after another great away result, beating leaders Perth 2 - 1 despite Nathan Burns being injured. Check out our table here!
8 March Another top result for the Wellington Phoenix, now 2nd in the A League. Check out our Phoenix pages.
5 March Lots of news. The Southern Trust have accepted our grant application for funding towards new men's and women's strips! A good turn out at training last night, with an energetic 11 aside game being played. Welcome back to past players Jordan Ogilvy and Mark Jeynes, plus a number of new men and women, plus some energetic young fullas from Edgecumbe College.
1 March Mens and womens teams entered in league. Yay we have a women's team! New players for both teams still welcome. Just turn up at Awakeri Wednesday 6pm. Superb performance by the Phoenix tonight, beating Melbourne Victory away for the first time. Congratulations to ex-Rangers player Adam Barkla, who married Maria on Saturday. Several ex -Rangers players back in town for the wedding.
17 February Sunday's Events Centre working bee was very successful, lots accomplished. Well done to Chris Butler for waterblasting for over three hours! The deck is now glowing!
12 February. Meeting last night pushed ahead with charity grant applications for new strips for men and women. Lots of exciting strip possibilities under discussion!
6 February Quite a good turn out on Wednesday, but more players still welcome. Club meeting to follow training this Wed.
29 January Preseason trainings Wednesdays, 6 pm at Awakeri. All welcome! Men, women, senior high school students. Welcome welcome! Get out those boots or sneakers. Bring a water bottle. Quite likely socialising afterwards. Come and check us out. More info text Barrie 0274637791 or email or ring Margaret 3084361. Rangers play in BOP leagues.
6 January 2015 Happy New Year!! Phoenix fans will have had a very good last week, with the Nix getting 3 wins and climbing to 2nd on the table, even without their two main strike weapons. A great send off to Jeremy Brockie in Wellington on Sunday, when he scored twice. He's off to Super Sports in South Africa. Over 10 thousand gave him and the team a standing ovation, lots of chants etc. Now the A League has three weeks off while the Asian Cup is played in Australia.
21 December Auckland City have just had one of the biggest weeks in NZ football history. At the World Club Cup in Morocco, representing Oceania, they finished 3rd, after beating the Moroccan champs, then the African champs, losing to South American champs in extra time 1 - 2, then beating North & Central American champs Cruz Azul 4 - 2 on penalties after finishing 1 - 1 in the 3rd place play off. Veteran All White Ivan Vicelich won the bronze ball for the 3rd best player at the tournament. Go to Photo of the week to see who he shared the stage with! Congrats Auckland City! To cap off a great week, the Nix beat Sydney away 2 - 0. Merry Nixmas!
16 December A few Rangers locals up at the Nix game. "The biggest 1 - 1 massacre in history" was how coach Ernie Merrick described it. 11000 at Eden Park could only wonder how the Nix didn't win by about three goals.
30 November An emphatic Phoenix win, 5 - 1. Not long till they play in Auckland. Sat Dec 13th. The first day of the school holidays. Should be a cracker.
25 November The next Rangers summer kick around is tomorrow (Wed) at 6pm at the Awakeri sportsfield. No doubt there will be a social time afterwards. All welcome, men, women, high school students, members of other clubs, people who haven't played much football....
4 November Check out our Phoenix pages. They go right back in history to the old Kingz and Knights!
19 October Rangers break up was a fun night. The AGM went well, the food was plentiful and tasty (thanks Bill), there were some kind and entertaining words said, awards were given out, Frank had the music pumping and some very entertaining football videos and photo shows, a bit of freestyling and.... after four attempts, the minivan finally left for home! Wetts promises some Wednesday night kick arounds through the summer. Watch this site for when they're on.
15 October Kick about on Thursday night at Awakeri 6pm. A few drinks and a barbecue afterwards if you're interested. All welcome.
7 October The A League is kicking off this weekend. Excite!! Friday night sees Melbourne Victory play Western Sydney, while on Sunday the Wellington Phoenix are at home to Perth Glory. All five A league games are live on Sky.
13 September Only a month till the Phoenix season kicks off. Check out our Wellington Phoenix pages, while there scroll down to see the history of the Nix over the years.
11 September There was a fun post season training indoors for those eight who attended.
9 September Click here for photos of the win at Papamoa.
7 September Rangers men ended the season on a positive note, winning away at Papamoa to claim top spot in the split BOP Div 2 Bottom Six and also claim the record of the best defence in all the BOP div league. Super sub Tiemen Corporaal senior came on to grab the winner. Bazza player of the day. Here's the match report.
31 August A Roundoff to round off the season! Olivia Davidson performed a roundoff (cartwheel) to celebrate scoring the opening goal of a win over table leaders Tauranga City 2 - 1 today. Rangers were terrific from defence to attack. Read the report. Check out more cool photos of the win, including Olivia's gymnastics at Pitbull Photos. Well done Zach!
27 August News from the club meeting tonight. The prize giving, AGM, breakup night will be in mid October. Date to be confirmed, but could be Sat 11th October. It could well be preceeded by an Amazing Race (ask Jenny and Ranee!). Rangers women are entering the Pullar Cup on Sunday Sept 21st, team photo to be taken then. From now on the women will be training on Sunday afternoons at 2pm at Awakeri. The men might well join them after their final game. Rangers men are trying to arrange the Sponsors' Cup challenge with Whakatane. Both teams will be looking at new strips for next season.
24 August YES THEY CAN! Rangers women 3 Rotorua 0. Check out lots of cool photos here at Pitbull Photos. Shirley player of the day. Read the official report.
23 August Rangers had a luckless day at Rotorua, losing 4 - 0 although it could easily have been 3 - 3!! Guy player of the day. Here's the report. Good luck to Rangers women at Awakeri. Can they get revenge against Rotorua??
20 August Club meeting after the women's training next Wednesday. 7.45pm. Up for discussion: end of season ideas, sponsorship for next season, etc. All welcome.
18 August On behalf of the Plains Rangers men's team I want to say an huge congratulations to the Rangers Women's team for their first win of the season. I was at the home game you played against Te Puke where they won 4-0. For you guys to beat them away and keep them scoreless is a brilliant result.
15 August Rangers men have to cool their boots tomorrow. There's no game. A fun training on Thursday. A couple of the women's team joined the men. Olivia scored a nice goal and then proceeded to do a celebration round-off and cartwheel. Hopefully she gets to do it at Te Puke on Sunday too!
10 August Rangers women continue to play well without reward. This is Ranee's report. Click here to read Bazza's reworded one! The ladies had a great game out there today to hold off for a 3-0 score against Tauranga City today. We tried to hold them off at 1 nill in the first half and we did awesome to do that, then the second half we played a better game even if they did get another couple of goals. Rest up Carrie Fynn with your hammie, nice to see you again Ashleigh Danies and good to see you out of your cast too. Congrats to Mary Pease for getting player of the day, you had an awesome game out there. Julie Reihana you also did some great work in the back line as well.
9 August Our deepest sympathy goes to Tracy Pullar on the passing of her mum. And to Jason and Paige of course.
5 August The Wellington Phoenix are playing in our area soon. On Sunday 17 August at Taupo's Owen Delany Park, 1.30pm kick off, the Pheonix play New Zealand A. Adults $8, Children $4. You can get tickets here. It'd be worth a trip down there.
4 August It's Bay One v Bay Two in both the BS Cup and Bowl finals. Check out our BOP results page for the weekend's results.
3 August Rangers women had another good outing, despite losing 3 - 0 at Rotorua, with bravery earning Carrie Fynn player of the day. Here's the report.
27 July Rangers men had a draw with Te Puke, while Rangers women lost 4 - 0. Here are the reports.
23 July Great to see Matt Dalgity in the Yellow Fever fans, shirts off in Auckland as the Phoenix beat visiting West Ham United 2 - 1. Fabulous result and display by the Nix, with midfielder Albert Riera outstanding. Manny Muscat, Alex Rodriguez Gorrin, Nathan Burns all excellent.
20 July Rangers women held out till nearly half time, with keeper Kate outstanding. Taupo won 6 - 0 in the end, Tracey Pullar player of the day. The report of men's and women's games.
19 July Rangers managed to field something like their first eleven today. Great football for a while, then the doldrums, a late flourish. Five different scorers. Chris Butler's late cameo, a goal and an assist in the last five minutes was a highlight. Matt Orr-McKeown player of the day. The Report.
14 July Looks like Rangers women's game with Taupo will now be played this coming Sunday, to be confirmed, then their league is split into top six and bottom four. Two other games have to be played too before the split can be done: Old Blues v Te Puke and Rotorua v Whakatane.
13 July Very wet ground conditions have postponed today's women's game against Taupo. Now the sun is shining! Specially on the Dutch - a nice win over Brazil, where the weather will be gloomy for years!
12 July Miserable conditions saw Rangers men's game transfered to Boord park. Rangers were missing several players and had a few more limping by the end of it. A 5 - 2 loss does not tell the full story.... Here's the report. Kirk player of the day.
10 July Now its just Ali (Argentina) v Jacob (Germany). Penalty shoot out at training tonight???? We might need the practice for our knock out game at Rotorua, who knows! Bad luck for all our Dutchies (Wett, Tiemen, Tiemen, Michel, Bas etc ), however the orange will still glow on the Rangers logo.
9 July Who would have thought that Brazil would get smoked / annihilated by Germany 7 - 1 this morning. Now only Jacob and Ali are left alive in Rangers sweep (see below on June 12th). Check out Photo of the week.
6 July The day got off to a good start for all the Dutch Rangers players with Netherland winning eventually over Costa Rica in a penalty shoot out to go to the semi finals.
5 July Rangers men had a good 3 - 1 win at home to Papamoa. However, Tiemen Corporaal senior sustained a dislocated elbow, which took the gloss off things. He had also scored a very cheeky backheeled goal earlier in the game. Bazza player of day. Here's the report.
2 July Chris is now out as well. The draw for the Baysportsmed Bowl and Cup is out. Rangers have Rotorua away on July 12th. See the rest on our BOP results page
30 June Rangers women had a hard fought 0 - 0 draw with Tauranga City today. Shirley hit the cross bar! Kat was player of the day. The report (men and womens)
28 June On the plus side, Rangers welcomed back James Hart from studies
overseas. However, the trip to play bottom placed Kawerau started poorly
and although Rangers recovered for a better second half, a 1 - 1 draw was
not what was wanted with the top and bottom six split in the league after
next week's game. Rangers will need a good result against Papamoa to make
the top six and may have to rely on other results too.
23 June Check out Photo of the week! Well done to the Dutchies for topping their group.
22 June Sadly, Rangers women had to default their game today. Hopefully more players will be available this week! The World Cup is proving highly entertaining with lots of talking points. The table below of picks have those team eliminated so far in italics!
15 June Rangers women played well, going down to an unlucky goal at Rotorua. The report.
14 June Rangers didn't quite hold on for draw today, Old Blues scored late in the game for a 1 - 0 win. Tiemen Corporaal players of the day, with Tiemen senior also in great form. Wett's Dutch scarf got plenty of air after Netherlands fine win this morning. Here's the report.
12 June An entertaining indoor training followed by Wett's World Cup Wonder picks. The random draw led to..... Spain and Costa Rica being allocated to nobody (so the money goes on the bar if they win). As for the rest, was Jacob the lucky one?
10 June Here are some cool photos of the women's game with Te Puke on Sunday. Thanks to Pitbull Photography. There's a link to their page here.
8 June An excellent display on debut from Kate Robbie in the Rangers' women's goal earned a draw with Te Puke today. The match report.
7 June Rangers men notched another win, away to high flying Tauranga
City. Ben McPherson scored, and now he and Sam head off overseas for four
weeks. Sam hit the post with his penalty after being fouled, so it could
have been a double celebration! Rangers welcomed back Grahame Sims and
Matt Dalgity who both lasted 90 mins despite having many weeks off with
injury. Rangers had one rolling sub! We may need a couple of extra players
to see us through until the McPhersons return! Bazza was player of the
day. Here's the match
28 May The lights are up at Awakeri. Tomorrow Horizon are meant to be
connecting them. Will training be indoors or outdoors?? Be
prepared for either!
26 May A couple of photos from the men's cup game with Kawerau.
25 May A very bad day for Rangers women, with keeper Ashleigh Daines suffering a broken leg at league leaders Old Blues and Ranee Whiting a shoulder injury.
24 May An excellent effort in the CNS Cup had Rangers level with BOP div one leaders Kawerau 1 - 1 at full time. Kawerau grabbed a goal in extra time to take the game. Christian Wetting outstanding in goal for Rangers, with Ian Ferguson named co-player of the day. Here are the details (omiting the sick Kirk's extended game time, Kirk's almost scrap with Hami, the look on Ian's face when he realised there were two lots of 15 minutes for extra time, Bastian's international cheer team)
19 May On our fun poll, we'd better make Lanae the Someone else refered to in the last question!!
17 May A narrow loss for Rangers men, 1 - 0 at Whakatane. A hard fought local derby played in good spirit. Ali Scott player of the day. Here are the details. Go support Rangers women tomorrow at Awakeri 12.30. Can they grab a win against Rotorua White? Oi Oi Rangers.
16 May The draw for the Bay Sportsmed Cup is out. Rangers men are at home to Kawerau Bay One league leaders next Saturday. Can Rangers be the giant killers of the Cup??? See the rest of the draw on our BOP results page. Here are the rules for the Cup.
12 May A reminder. Subs are due, either in full or part by the end of May. $125 per adult, $75 for students. Subs can be given to Barrie at trainings or via internet banking to 01-0310-0056958-00
11 May Rangers women lost 10 - 0 at Papamoa. As befits Mothers Day, the game was played with a fun spirit. Ranee was player of the day. The report of men's and women's games.
10 May A good win at Whakatane, 2 - 0. Jacob player of the day, Ben the goals, from Jaiden's assists. Here are the details.
7 May Here are some nice photos of the women's draw with TCU on Sunday.
6 May Great News! The Eastern Bay Energy Trust has approved our funding
application to erect floodlights on the Awakeri fields. It sounds like the
work is going to start immediately. Maye we wont have too many more
trainings under the HirePool portable lights, which have worked out quite
4 May Yahoo! An unbeaten weekend for Rangers with the women's team
drawing 0 - 0 with Tauranga City. The team shared player of the day with a
tenacious performance. The match
report. Watch for photos to come.
3 May Rangers men nailed a good home win against the league leaders AFC Fury. A Ben McPherson goal, a great team effort and a crucial late save from Wett was the brief story of the game. Here's the match report.
30 April The EPL comes to NZ. In late July, Newcastle Utd and West Ham
Utd are coming over from the UK to play games with the Phoenix and
27 April Rangers women had a feisty encounter with Kawerau Town. Kawerau won 9 - 0 in the end. Jenny McIntyre was player of the day for Rangers. Here's the report
26 April Rangers got off to a good start at Te Puke, and led 3 - 1 at the break. However, Te Puke's combination of imported kiwifruit workers put together some classy football after the break and grabbed a 4 - 3 win! Chris Butler player of the day. Jaiden scored two and Ali one. Here are some good photos, thanks photographer Frank and the match report.
23 April Check out photo of the week. Some people did get to play at Easter!
13 April Rangers women made last year's champs Rotorua United work, but the goals did come today. Tracey was player of the day. Read the report.
12 April Rangers men got a home draw with Ngongy, a match played in
good spirit. Rangers had quite a few chances but could only convert the
one. Ngongy were fast on the break and didn't have so many chances, but
stand in Rangers keeper Hamish Wilde made a couple of very good saves to
be player of the day. Well done Hamish. Here's
7 April Rangers teams both lost their opening games this weekend.
However, the women would be pleased to hold out against a strong Whakatane
team for 43 minutes today. Rangers keeper Ashleigh Daines pulled off some
good saves. However, Whakatane ran out the winners 6 - 0 in the end. Mary
Pease was player of the day. The mens team on Saturday had a fair share of
the game. They lost at Otumoetai 3 - 1 in the end, with Christian Wetting
converting a penalty and having a pile driver well saved. The
2 April A good night training and a productive club meeting. Good luck to both teams for their first competitive games this weekend. Because daylight saving is ending, next week's training is likely to be indoors at the Awakeri Events Centre gymnasium (don't wear sprigs!!) from 6pm till 8pm on Thursday. However, this is to be confirmed, so watch this space!
31 March The women had a good hit out against Whakatane on Sunday. Good to see Shirley put one in the net. There is a meeting after training this Wednesday. On the agenda: future training nights, progress with the lights, sponsorship and the upcoming season. It's only days away!
29 March More changes to the draws. Whakatane now have two Bay Two teams in, and Rangers women now have three games in the Fed Plate in June. Our new pages for Rangers Schedule and Results, The Draws and the League tables are being developed.
27 New draws are out for men's Bay One and Two. Rangers now have
Otumoetai, away on April 5th. Rangers women have a preseason game
with Whakatane on Sunday. It's at Rex Morpeth Park at
24 March Changes are being made to the men's BOP
draws after Ngongy have gone up to Fed Two and Old Blues have gone back to
their prefered Bay Two. Now Bay One will be eight teams.
21 March The draws for the season are developing on the Fed web site. The women's league now has two Rotorua teams in it. Rangers' first game has been changed to play Whakatane away.
19 March Plains Rangers have entered two teams in the charity
tournament on Saturday at Whakatane! Wristbands will be given out by the
Dream Chaser foundation in return for your $10. This will get you in to
the aftermatch party - it's Grahame Sim's birthday event - in the Whk War
16 March An unbelievable Phoenix game at Melbourne Heart. Siggy sent off in first half. Despite the ref not giving us an obvious pen and sending off their defender for a blatant handball, and giving them a soft penalty as well, the Nix earned a gutsy 2 - 2 draw. Check out our Phoenix pages.
15 March Next Saturday Rangers are hoping to have one or two teams in a mixed charity seven aside tournament at Whakatane. $10 a head. Min 2 women on the field. If you're keen make sure you come to training this Wednesday or let us know. The new season is not far away. Already the Federation Draw is out. The BOP draw is coming soon.
14 March The BOP team entries are in. Here are the
10 March From the Federation BOP clubs meeting tonight..... make sure
exchenge students and overseas players have completed all the many
requirements before they play for local clubs (Good luck!), There's a new
off side law which needs half an hour explanation (Good luck!), Bay 1 pref
ten team league, rolling subs only in Bay 2. Women's games, if cancelling
a game because of pitch conditions, ring opposition and see if the game
can be played at their venue. Maybe a Kaimai Challenge between winners of
Waikato and BOP knock out cups as curtain raiser to All Stars game. Team
cards scanned and emailed in.
5 March We have a men's team! Our women have eleven
players, so another 3 or 4 would be great, especially if you want to be
goallie!! Christian Wetting is going to coach the men's team, with Michel
Nillesen the women's. All welcome!!
2 March Time to stand up and be counted! Teams need to be entered in the leagues by Friday. Do we have a women's team? Do we have a men's team? If you're keen to play, be at training at Awakeri Wednesday 6pm, or let us know that you're keen, or even email us. There will be a club meeting after training, starting around 7.45 at Awakeri.
21 Feb What a difference a week makes. The Phoenix beat defending champs Central Coast, away, 4 - 1 tonight after being behind at half time! Check out our Phoenix pages.
19 A good work out at training tonight, for those who were there. Next
training Wednesday again, 6pm at Awakeri. All welcome!!
17 Feb A warm player muster on Sunday, with Matt's Sky box allowing us to see the Nix game, unfortunately!!!!! Next preseason this Wednesday 6pm at Awakeri. New men and women players welcome, including senior high school students.
12 February Rangers player muster. Sunday. We get
together at Awakeri sportsfield 3pm, game, then some social time. Barbecue
and bar available.
3 February Good to see 3 Rangers players with their shirts off at the Nix game. Good crowd of 18000. Enquiries coming in about playing for Rangers this season. Some advertising to come out soon too.
31 January Rangers first get together is coming up, Sunday 16 February,
3 pm at Awakeri. Play some football, have a beer and a BBQ.
18 January Fabulous performance from the Phoenix, thrashing Melbourne Victory 5 - 0. Carlos got 2, Kenny Cunningham a superb dipping lob, Brockie broke his drought, the Belgian Stein scored again. Shirts well and truly off! They're playing in Auckland on Feb 1st, go see the Nix!!
17 January Hah! Check out Photo of the Week!
15 January The Phoenix keep their unbeaten run going with a 1 - 1 draw against last year's champions Central Coast. Gale force winds didn't help the football much. This Saturday the star studded Melbourne Victory visit Wellington. Should be a good battle. Check out our Phoenix pages, which have links to all the Phoenix games in history, our version of the highlights.
1 January 2014 The Phoenix produce maybe their best ever result: without stars Hernandes and Ifill, Nix come from behind to win 3 - 1 at last years premiers West Sydney. Huysegems 2 superb goals and an assist. Tyler Boyd subbed on and a goal and assist too. Two home games coming up. Go see them!
28 December 2013 Kylie did very well delivering a
stirring tribute to Holly at a packed funeral. The girls showed up in
force, it was also great to see referees Norm Howe and Graham Moore
attending. Farewell Holly. She'll be showing them how to play football in
heaven, as well as riding her horse. Sadly missed here on Earth
23 December Holly's funeral is Friday, 11am at Galatea Hall. Rangers
women meeting at Awakeri at 9.45am to travel there. A huge reminder to try
and stay safe everyone.
22 December Terrible news today. Holly Davis was killed last night in a car accident at Galatea. Holly was a stand out performer for Rangers women this year. Her skills, determined attitude and team contribution will be greatly missed. Holly won the most promising player award this year.
20 December The Nix butchered a number of chances last night at Central Coast, including a penalty straight at the keeper. Maybe this Sunday, Father Christmas will bring some luck and a home win against Del Piero's Sydney at 7pm.
3 Dec Nix still waiting for a win, again the better team, but West Sydney's keeper kept them out. Next up the longest away tripin world football (Yes!! Longer than Plains Rangers travelling to Taupo, although if you're in Kirk's van it might feel rather similar!). Next home game Sat 14th Dec. Bazza, Asha and Jezza planning to be there.
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25 November WaiBOP Football End Of Season meeting next Monday 2 Dec,
6.15 pm at Sport BOP in Tauranga, wherever that is. If you want any input
into BOP leagues from this season or for next season, you can attend on
our behalf or let Barrie
16 November Pretty painful result in Mexico on
Thursday. Talking of pain, check out our photo of the week. Ash says they
were the worst team he has even played against. Two red cards then
11 November Nix had a 1 - 1 draw with Perth yesterday. The All Whites prepare for a huge game on Thursday morning, 9.30am our time at Mexico. The odds are well against us. What is the TAB paying?
7 November. Bad news that All Whites skipper Winston Reid out injured for Mexico games. Nix play in Christchurch before AW players, including Smeltzy from Perth fly out straight afterwards for LA then Mexico.
30 October Hopefully Nix get better than Sunday's 0 - 0 draw in Napier.
20 October Wellington Phoenix produce an excellent last 60 minutes to draw 1 - 1 away at West Sydney, last year's premiers. Hernandes and Ifill outstanding. Check out our Phoenix pages.
19 October There was a good send off to Margaret on Thursday, with a
good repesentation of footballers at the funeral.
15 October SAD NEWS: Margaret Elliot passed away on
Monday. Margaret was a life member of Plains Rangers (Edgecumbe Soccer
Club). She was our secretary for many years. She was always encouraging,
supportive, prepared to give people a hurry up if they needed it. She
turned up with trays of food at our club meetings, she even washed the
strip for us every week up until two years ago. Margaret you are a legend.
13 October Rangers held a very successful break up and prize giving last night at the Events Centre. A big thank you to Bill Burt and Brian Parker for their help. Award winners were:
Check out all the past winners on our Honours Board. Go the Phoenix!!!
10 October Getting bored with no football? Well, here are some offers:
5 October Fury beat Papakura 4 - 2 away to win a place in Northern
League for next season. Well done!
28 September Rangers women win.... by default away
to Kawerau. Well done! The default means noone has a chance to challenge
Kate for Golden Boot!
21 September Wellington Phoenix v NZ All Whites 'A' tomorrow at Rotorua
Intrnational Stadium. 2.30pm kick off. Ticketmaster has tickets.
17 September A nice message from Hayley on our Guestbook.
15 September Woohoo, Rangers women scored! After having a shot cleared off the line in the first half, and Jenny Fox missing a sitter, Kate Simons scored with a good strike after a lot of Rangers pressure against TCU. However, a poor first half was costly, with TCU winning 6 - 1. Here are some cool photos of the game and the men's game from yesterday. Many thanks to Kylie for the mens photos.
14 September Rangers were valiant in defeat, going
down in the end to Whakatane Town. It took Whakatane's quick forwards 30
minutes to get through Rangers defences, and past outstanding keeper
Christian Wetting. Whakatane won 4 - 0 with a rather flattering score
line. Good movement and speed won them the game. Rangers player of the day
was Grahame Sims, with Mark Jeynes also impressing. Here are the
10 September Kick off in the Sponsors Cup on Saturday is 12.30pm at
Whakatane. Make sure you're fit, awake, ready to go!! Last chance for subs
9 September Football coming up.... Sponsors Cup
this Saturday at Whakatane.
7 September Rangers men scratched together a team to play Te Puke today, and did better than the 5 - 1 loss suggests. Three soft goals in the second half blew the score out. Ben scored a great goal after a terrific run and cross by Joel. Grahame player of the day. Here's the report. Sounds like Rangers women did well too, down 1 - 0 at half time, 4 - 0 in the end.
3 September Check out the great positive comment paid to our women's team in the guestbook. It's from L.W (whoever that is)
1 September Rangers women got through to the Pullar Bowl final in the tournament today. They went agonisingly close, losing to Te Puke 1 - 0 with two minutes to go! Well done girls! The report.
31 August Nil all at half time, but errors gave Whakatane three chances, which they took. We got a goal back, but lost 1 - 3. Joel player of the day. Here's the report. Prize Giving now looks like Oct 12th, wait and see!
28 August Meeting tonight after 5 v 6 training. Results: The yellow
team won, and.....
27 August Club meeting after training this
Wednesday, at the Plains Hotel Edgecumbe, probably about 8pm.
24 August Sadly Rangers women have had to default to Papamoa tomorrow.
Injuries meant Rangers were left with too few players.
18 August Rangers women did better than the men today, after being similarly down 3 - 0 at TCU, they only conceded one more goal. POD Julie Reihana got knocked down but she got back up again! A brief report
17 August Rangers struggled to get a team today and had to use
goalkeepers no 8 and 9 for the season (Matt, then Hone). Bazza, Muggs and
Chris Dell all got 90 minutes. Relics were too strong, winning 7 - 0 in
the end, but Rangers did create some decent chances and could easily have
got three or four. Paddy was player of the day. The Brief
11 August Rangers dropped to the bottom of the table today after narrowly losing at home 3 - 2 to Taupo Lakers, while Ngongy scored their third win in a row. It was great to see the return of the big fulla Wett in goal, but Rangers didn't take their chances. Ben was player of the day. Here's the report. Here are some action photos.
8 August Great fun training in the fog last night. After Ranee scored a
good goal she stopped reminding people that she was only a
5 August. The Bay Sportsmed Cup final will be between Katikati, who beat Relics 4 - 1 and Kawerau who traveled well to beat Taupo A 3 - 2. Strangely enough, the final is also being played in Taupo. It's on Aug 24th.
4 August Rangers women played well today, ended up losing 3 - 0 at Te Puke. Mel Rode was player of the day. She will be missed. Holly goal ruled out for off side.
31 July The Pullar Cup and Bowl draw for the women on Sept 1st is out. Rangers have drawn Rotorua in the first round. Yay! Go to the BOP Results page for the whole draw and format. Happy birthday Mary for today and farewell to Mel, she had her last training at Rangers tonight and last game coming up on Sunday before she heads home.
29 July Wow, Ngongy are on a roll, they won again this weekend to draw level with Rangers and create a good battle to avoid the wooden spoon. Thanks for nothing Whakatane!! Rangers still have to play the two teams Ngongy beat - Taupo Lakers and Whakatane. It could be very close!
28 July Sadly, Rangers women couldn't field a team today against Rotorua.
27 July Rangers men played an hour with only ten men after Adam Mayor,
the keeper for today, was red carded. A 4 - 0 loss resulted. A pretty good
second half effort though. Hamish then went in goal to become our sixth
different keeper this season, so far! Matt stopped a thunderbolt with his
head and was surprised that the blood didn't flow! John was player of the
day. Here's the
26 July Some pretty juicy match ups in the Cup semifinal draw for Aug 3.
24 July Rangers men have a 12.30pm kick off in Taupo this Sat. Make
sure you leave in plenty of time to get there! Kirk is leaving on Friday,
so that should just about give the Combi enough time.... A few injuries
around, so lets hope we can get enough players.
21 July Ouch! Rangers men went down 10 - 0 to
Katikati, who played very well. Best goal of the day.... Dan Overdevest's
screamer of a header, into his own net! Grahame player of the day. Today
Rangers women went well in the second half, losing 6 - 0. Best moment of
the day, Ranee chasing the very quick Lucy Potter and putting in a good
tackle. Ranee player of the day. Here's a very
brief report of the games.
18 July The Women's Pullar Cup and Bowl is being contested in a one day tournament on Sunday Sept 1st this year. Women's team photo being taken on Sunday before game at Whakatane. Be there!! Polish your boots!
15 July WaiBOP Federation CEO Cam Mitchell has resigned, going to manage Northern Federation at North Harbour. Peter Arndell is taking over his job till a new person appointed.
14 July Taupo A were a bit too strong for Rangers men, but the 2 - 4
score showed it was a decent scrap. Dan Overdevest was great in goal,
making a couple of brave saves. Young Hayden Wilde was player of the day.
Goals to John Stephen and Ben McPherson. Kirk's van is back on the
road.... will it travel to Taupo in two week's time?? Here's the
10 July Rangers women are defaulting their game in Hamilton against Melville this Sunday.
7 July A 6 - 1 loss sounds like a hiding, but it wasn't Rangers men
looked very good for 30 min, deservedly led 1 - 0. Controversial incidents
didn't help Rangers. The Kawerau keeper was player of the day! Deano was
our POD. Here's the
report and some
photos. A team
photo was also taken. Many thanks to our photographer!
3 July Rangers adopted a draft constitution tonight at the club meeting. Women players were asked to please text Michel if they weren't coming to training so he can plan according to numbers. A reminder that subs are now overdue. Please pay to Barrie or Kylie. Another combined training tonight was pretty full on, good value. Check out the player profiles. Sam's is new.
30 June Rangers hung in there to grab an away win at Ngongy yesterday.
Grahame was keeper and did well. Rangers were under pressure for most of
the first half but gained the upper hand in the second. Joel player of the
day. Here's the
report. Other notable points....Kirk forgot to tell Matt it was an
early kick off, so when Kirk rang to ask where he was.... "I'm at home!"
Then Matt gets to Ngongy at half time, subs in lasts 20 min and then has
to sub off again! Oh well. Ref for the next game Tracy Te Kiri impressed
everyone with his problem solving ability, using three planks to get
himself into the middle of a blackberry jungle to retrieve a match ball.
26 June Great training tonight. The mens and womens
were combined and Michel led us through good attacking, possession
exercises and a hard fought game. Oi Oi Rangers!
25 June The draw for the Bay Sportsmed Cup / Bowl is out. Rangers will
be at home to Taupo A, on July 13th. Check out the rest of the draw on our
BOP results page.
23 June It was a well fought local derby at Awakeri
today. Kawerau were the visitors and the action started before kick off,
with Kawerau questioning the eligibilty of one the Rangers players. There
was a lively debate and then the football started. Both teams competed
well, two goals in each half saw the visitors win Holly was player of the
day. Here's the
report and some
16 June We received a message at 10.15 this morning that the Women's
game at Mt Maunganui was postponed. Hopefully not too many of them had
left to travel over, but they must have been about to.
15 June Rangers men barely scraped together a team
today at Otumoetai. We scored three goals, but conceded 6, not a bad
effort considering. Matt's hamstring gave out too. Sam player of the day.
the report. We need players available next week please!
12 June Some good football played at training tonight. Birthday girl
Kate Simons scored a nice goal, despite having to put up with Muggsy's
wayward passes that missed her by several metres. Julie Reihana put her
body on the line to deny several goos shots. Newcomer Zara showed she has
some courage. Nows lets put on some good showings at the weekend Oi Oi
9 June Te Puke were too strong for Rangers
yesterday, but a good second half showing kept the score to 0 - 3. Deano
player of the day. A cameo from Bas. Mike saved a pen. Here's the
5 June Rangers women have defaulted to Waikato Unicol this weekend.
3 June AFC Fury will look like they got a hiding, losing 6 - 0 to Northern League leaders East Coast Bays in the Chatham Cup today, but the score doesn't tell the story of failure to finish chances that could've had them 3 - 1 up and then a red card. Oh well. On TV tomorrow 7.30pm NZ All Whites v Jordan (not that Jordan!)
2 June Rangers gave a good account of themselves at Whakatane. A good
crowd turned out in the sunny conditions. Rangers led for most of the game
and deservedly so, but a late penalty meant they only took away a 1 - 1
draw. Player of the match birthday boy Matt Dalgity. Simon Ruiter played
his first game in ten years and was very sound in goal. Read the
29 May Our best wishes to Margaret and Michel
Nillesen and family with a serious injury to their son in law in Auckland
early this week.
26 May Good to see Kelly Wilson and Matria Puutu back on the field for Rangers women today. They both made a good impact, Kelly slotting back into centre defence like she'd never been away! Rotorua however were very impressive and were deserved winners. Kate was player of the day. Here's the report.
25 May Rangers were very lucky to leave Opotiki with a win. Opotiki dominated all but the last 20 minutes, surrendering a 2 - 0 lead from there on. Joel Ogilvy made a good impact in the second half, and Chris Johnston scored a brace. Ben Mc broke his duck. Bazza scored a pen. Read the report. Here are the photos, thanks Donna! Check out the rest of the Cup results here.
23 May We have updated our fun poll. Have your say. Your answers are sure to
make a difference!
21 May Interesting clashes this weekend. Rangers
men play Opo. Both teams are 2nd bottom in their divisions and have both
conceeded 26 goals in 7 games. However, Opo have scored twice as many
goals as Rangers. What will make the difference?? Rangers women, on the
other hand, play top of the table Rotorua, who usually show no mercy, so
it looks like another tough day out at Awakeri for them. Cmon girls, time
for a goal.
19 May Relics gave Rangers a footballing lesson in movement, good
passing and finishing today, winning 6 - 0. Rangers did have several
chances but Relics were deserved winners. Rangers women also had a tough
trip to Taupo. Doh! Brief report
of the games.
14 May Some photos of the
women's game on Sunday, courtesy of Sonia from Papamoa.
12 May Rangers women had a good first half against Papamoa, but fell
apart a bit late in the game to lose 9 - 0 in the end. Tiffany Walter was
player of the day. The
11 May Actually the most drama before the game was not from the Chatham Cup game, which the home team won 2 - 1, it was from Kirk's combi. The boys loaded up at Edgecumbe and set off. After numerous stops, the van decided to give up, amidst clouds of smoke. Then the boys relied on cell phones and generosity to help get them to Taupo for the game. Poor Kirk managed to get there before half time. Taupo were rather flattered to end up winning 4 - 1. Rangers had equalised, with captain Ben laying on a pass for Bazza to stick it in the goal. However Taupo scored a couple of soft goals to look comfortable winners. Here's the report.
10 May For those going to Taupo in Kirk's van, the meeting time at
Edgecumbe is 9am tomorrow.
5 May Rangers women put in a good first half, to be down only 1 - 0 against Papamoa. Tiredness caught up with them in the second half to go down 4 - 0 in the end. Kine player of the day. Here are some photos of the men's game yesterday.
4 May Taupo grabbed a late winner to nick the game 1 - 0. Jordan went
off with a knee injury that looks like it willl sideline him for a while.
Dan Overdevenst player of the day. Here's the
3 May The Bay Sportsmed Cup draw is out. Rangers
have drawn Opotiki, away on 25 May, 2pm. Check out the rest of the draw on
our BOP Results Page. Here are the rules for the
28 April Rangers women have a draw!!!! After two and a half years: not a loss, a clean sheet and a draw with Te Puke. Well done! Ranee Whiteley's clearances from defence earned her player of the day.
27 April Rangers men put up a good showing at Katikati, despite losing to the league leaders 4 - 0. Highlights that are not in the official match report include Kirk blocking shots at goal with various parts of his body, Grahame making his contribution to Kati's 2nd goal, Keeper Mike playing bounce and catch off the woodwork several times, Jacob managing to catch the follow through of a full blooded shot from Adam right where it hurts and debuts from Chris Dell and Jordan MacOgilvy. Here's the report. Here are some action photos, including a dance routine.
25 April Rangers men are playing at Katikati this Saturday, Moore Park
on Fairview Road. Meet at Edgecumbe Rugby club 11 am to leave at 11.30
21 April Rangers women fought hard against a good Whakatane team today, going down 10 - 0 in the end, but the second half showed quite a few moments of promise. Player of the day Kate Simons. Read the report. Here are some action photos.
20 April A hard fought even local derby. Rangers opened the scoring through Ben Howe, but Kawerau came back in the second half. Patrick Lambert player of the day, closely followed by Kirk Bain. Great to see Adam Barkla back on the pitch too. Read the report.
14 April A strange game for Rangers women first up. Away to champions Old Blues, the hosts led comfortably, but the referee had issues with the rolling subs interpretation, which eventually led to the officials walking off the field. An Old Blues supporter took over and the game carried on to the end. Player of the day the busy keeper Colleen Pryde.
13 April A minute's silence was observed for the passing of Adam
Barkla's mother Joannne this week. Our best wishes to Adam, Greg, Regan
9 April A great turn out for the women's training tonight, 20 altogether! Welcome to all our new players. The men got to join in a game at the end, Lucas got amongst the goals.
8 April Yes training is on this Wednesday, both mens and womens teams at Edgecumbe Rugby Club, starting 6pm. We'll see everyone there, the men nursing bruises and sore muscles from their first game and the women champing at the bit for their first game. Any new players will need registration forms filled in.
6 April Well Rangers are back o the field. A pretty
good performance for a team that was only meeting each other in the
changing rooms! Otumoetai won in the end 5 - 1. Rangers created a number
of chances, and finally Jacob Heath got one in the back of the net. Read the
report. Welcome back to Dan Overdevest who was a strong presence in
the midfield. Dan last played for Rangers in 2002. That wasn't as big a
gap as Matt Dalgity, who was back in Rangeers strip for the first time
4 April Two days to game time!! While Rangers have lost a lot of
players, Kirk has rounded up a squad. Last year's captain Ben McPherson is
back, as are Ben Howe, Jacob Heath, Kirk himself, three imports from
Whakatane, etc. See who's in the new line-up on Saturday. Players be at
Awakeri 1pm. Its a 2.30pm kick off.
27 March At the meeting tonight, Kirk Bain was
appointed coach of the men's team. Subs were confirmed at $125 for the
season. The transfer season is in full flight, with Rangers trading
players in many directions! Welcome back to ex-Edgecumbe captain Matt
Dalgity! The men's training ended with a game of football against the
rugby squad training next door, fun!
21 March The draws are out. Rangers men have three home games in a row, while Rangers women start with a bye!!! Click here to see the first few rounds of the draw.
20 March Yes! Rangers have a men's team. Well done Kirk. We will have to play in Bay One however, but plan on keeping things reasonably social. Men's first run is next Wednesday, 6 pm at Edgecumbe Rugby Club.
17 March Kirk is busy negotiating a men's team entry. Hopefully we'll
know by Monday. Three weeks till leagues start! Our women look like they
will have a nine team league, with Papamoa added to the eight from last
14 March Will Rangers yet have a men's team?? Kirk
is trying to get a team together. Got to let the Federation know tomorrow!
Talk to Kirk urgently if you're keen ph 0272920214, or email email@example.com
12 March Rangers women have a preseason game in Taupo on Sunday 24th. Go girls!
7 March, Despite our best efforts, Rangers have
failed to raise a men's team this season. Sad news. Only four players
turned up plus two apologies. Oh well, it's been fun. Maybe next
3 March Rangers men are urgently looking for some more players. Our
squad from last season has had some losses, including goalkeeper, and
player of the year Christian Wetting, who is now playing rugby for
Pororporo - good luck to anyone trying to tackle him! If you are
interested, ring Barrie on 3222076 or email him.Men player muster on
Thursday, 6pm at Awakeri. All welcome! We need to decide on Thursday night
if we can enter a team this season.
18 February Go on Plains Rangers facebook page and have your say to Richie about when preseason trainings should be for the men. Go on, go on.
13 February Rangers Women start their preseason training next Wednesday night (20th) , 6pm at Awakeri Events Centre. All welcome!!! Ring Kylie 3084119 for more information. Michel Nillesen is their esteemed coach. Richie is sussing out with Rangers men about starting soon too. Watch this space for details. New men and women players most welcome.
16 January 2013 Happy New Year it is!! The Phoenix
have now dropped to bottom of the league, Ryan Nelsen looks like he's
retiring, it's up to Rangers to provide some good news..... well.... If
you and the kids want to play family football, it's started on Monday
nights at Awakeri, from 5.30pm.
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