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Rangers and St David's cancel each other out

Southampton Rangers 1

St David's 1

St David's missed a golden opportunity to draw level with Southampton Rangers in the league after the two sides drew at Southampton Oval yesterday.

Fiqre Crockwell gave St David's the upper hand in the proverbial six-pointer, but were pegged back when Kemon Simmons struck for Rangers to leave everything to still play for at the bottom of the table.

St David's coach Kameron Fox bemoaned his team's poor finishing and believed it had cost them two valuable points.

He said: “The game could have gone either way, but we didn't take our chances and when we had the lead we allowed them to come right back into the match, so we can only blame ourselves and move on.

“It showed lack of character on our part in terms of having the points and giving them away, but there is still a lot of football to be played we just need to continue to fight and try and get results.

“These points were the most important for us because we would have been level on points with them, but we just need to show some character and get ourselves in a position to capitalise on their mistakes in the run in.”

With Rangers sitting on ten points, three points above St David's in the table, it was all to play for at the Oval, with the visitors looking to pull themselves out of the relegation zone.

It looked as if the neither side wanted to lose rather than win the match for the first hour, before a flurry of end-to-end action saw the pendulum swing both ways.

Rangers striker Dennis Russell had the first clear cut chance, but when put through by Ijahmon Mallory, he hit his effort straight at Corey Richardson in goal for St David's.

A rush of blood to the head then saw Kyle Jones handle the ball in his area, leaving referee Stephen Allen with no choice but to point to the spot.

Crockwell stepped up and slotted home to put his side in the lead in the 67th minute.

The lead would last only two minutes, however, as a loud penalty appeal from Rangers brought both sets of players to a standstill, leaving Simmons the space to slam home a long range effort from 35 yards that Richardson had no chance of stopping.

Southampton Rangers: E Albuoy, A Russell, M Williams, I Mallory, K Jones (Y Bean, 77), K Simmons, V Perinchief, K Jennings (K Astwood, 72), D Russell (C Castle, 86), M Burch, A Russell

Substitutes not used: J Caisey, A Burrows

Goals: K Simmons, 69

St David's: C Richardson, A Cannonier, A Lugo, K Bean, S Boddington (Z Morris, 52), O Minors, D Butterfield, F Crockwell, D Lambert 14, A Crockwell, C Wellington (E Robinson, 77)

Goals: F Crockwell, 67

Substitutes not used: T Govia

Referee: S Allen

Man of the Match: F Crockwell (St David's)

Devonshire Cougars 2

St George's 2

Devonshire Cougars couldn't hold onto a two-goal lead at home, drawing with St George's on Friday night at Devonshire Rec.

Kwame Steede put the hosts up a goal midway through the first half before doubling the lead just before the half-time whistle.

The lead wouldn't last long, however, as Jarizinho Bassett pulled the visitors level early in the second half.

Speedy winger Jahron Dickinson levelled matters in the later stages of the game.

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Published February 06, 2012 at 1:00 am (Updated February 06, 2012 at 8:51 am)

Rangers and St David's cancel each other out

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