Brangman hits treble for Rangers
Donte Brangman netted a hat-trick as Southampton Rangers opened a gap on idle Hamilton Parish with a 7-0 win of bottom team Vasco at Bernard Park yesterday.
The win was Southampton's biggest of the season, better than their 6-1 win over Parish last month, with Brangman opening the scoring in the third minute before Jahkai Hill doubled the lead five minutes later.
Brangman added a second in the 24th minute and defender Darius Cox netting the first of his two goals in the 27th minute.
Brangman completing his hat-trick in the 65th minute when he drove a low shot past the goalkeeper.
Defenders Cox and Maquel Tankard closed out the scoring with well-taken goals in the 72nd and 81st minutes as Vasco remain winless in their first season back in the league.
Rangers' unbeaten league run goes back to February 2017 when they were defeated 12-1 by St George's before defaulting their last two matches of that season to BAA and Hamilton Parish. Rangers were relegated with Parish in 2016.
At White Hill Field, home side Somerset Eagles recorded a 2-0 victory over visiting St David's.
Eagles, the only remaining unbeaten First Division team, took the lead after a goalless first-half through Leo Burgess.
Jahnai Ratteray then added another to make the points safe for Eagles, who moved into second in the table past Hamilton Parish who had a bye.
Elsewhere, Devonshire Colts picked up their third win of the season after edging Young Men's Social Club 2-1 at Police Field.
Colts took the lead through Tonneko Eve's tap in at the back from a corner which earned the home side a 1-0 advantage at the half.
Social Club equalised early in the second-half when Colts conceded an own goal from a cross.
However, the home side regained the lead for midway through the half when Charles Trott headed in a free kick from the near the penalty spot.
At Goose Gosling Field, home side Flanagan's Onions were held to a goalless draw by Ireland Rangers in an evenly fought contest, which saw both teams squander good chances.
Yesterday's remaining First Division match saw Wolves edge St George's 2-1 at Garrison Field.
Wolves led 2-0 at the half on a Lamelle Paynter brace before Jahki Brangman pulled one back for the visiting side early in the second half.