Rangers end los­ing streak

Hard-fought win over North­ern Tigers lifts Town side from ninth to sev­enth place

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - SPORT - Doug Con­way

MOUNT Druitt Town Rangers snapped a three-match los­ing se­quence with a hard­fought 3-2 vic­tory over North­ern Tigers in Foot­ball NSW’s NPL 2 com­pe­ti­tion.

Goals to Abra­ham Ma­jok, Kuag Reec and Goncalo Paradanta got Rangers over the line with Liam McCon­aghy and Braden Cheng re­spond­ing for North­ern Tigers.

The nar­row win at Po­pon­detta Park, Emer­ton, was des­per­ately needed to keep the Rangers in touch with the lead­ers in the race to the fi­nals.

It lifted them from ninth to sev­enth po­si­tion in the 14team com­pe­ti­tion, just one point be­hind North­ern Tigers, three be­hind Moun­ties and six adrift of Mar­coni as Western Syd­ney Wan­der­ers con­tinue to lead the way.

It ended a dis­ap­point­ing streak of three losses af­ter con­sec­u­tive wins against the A-League acad­emy sides.

More wor­ry­ing was the lack of goals. For the first time this sea­son Mt Druitt Town had re­mained score­less in two games on the trot.

To get back on track was the pri­or­ity, and Rangers com­pleted their mis­sion in style by find­ing the back of the net three times.

Their big test comes this Satur­day at 7pm when they take on third-placed Bankstown City away from home at Jensen Park.

Mean­while, Rooty Hill­based Western Syd­ney Wan- der­ers have dom­i­nated Young Soc­ceroos se­lec­tion with six play­ers picked for the na­tional team’s up­com­ing Cen­tral Coast train­ing camp – Mario Shabow, Lach­lan Scott, Keanu Bac­cus, Cameron Devlin, Jack­son Bandiera and Lach­lan Roberts. The squad is pre­par­ing for Asean and Asian un­der-19 cham­pi­onships in Hanoi in September and Bahrain in Oc­to­ber.

Their big test comes on Satur­day against third-placed Bankstown City

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