Rangers Club continue winning run to tighten grip on top spot

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THE Rangers Club impressively tightened their grip on top spot in the Welfare Winter XIs with a crushing 4-0 cruise over Albion.

It means, the as yet unbeaten Club, hold a slender single point advantage over chasing Tolsta at the top of the pile.

A goalless first-half exploded into life after the restart when John Macinnes slotted home the opening goal at the back post. From there it was one-way traffic and Steven Lennie produced a devastating half of finishing prowess with a treble to sink Albion.

All four goals for the Rangers Club were created by the tireless work of James ‘Peach’ Ross on the flank as they won their third match of four.

Caley Auto’s made short work of Stornoway to rack up a routine win which was more comfortable than even the 4-0 result suggests.

Roddy Macleod bagged a brace, Del Maclean added another from the penalty spot and Grant Hunter was also on target as the winners of the recent Welfare Seven’s competition clicked into top-gear.

Elsewhere, the Caber finally got their campaign off and running with their first win of the season as they beat Lewis Rovers 3-0.

Murdo Flo rose unchallenged at the back post to nod home a Rob McPhee corner with more whip than an ice cream parlour to set them on their way.

Then sub Kevin Kennedy’s up and under effort drifted over the Rovers keeper and dropped inside the post before Robbie Davis sealed it at the death with a ferocious drive after a lung-bursting charge up the park.

On Tuesday night second-placed Tolsta maintained their pursuit of leading Rangers Club with a 2-1 win over the Butchers.

Roy Macphail continued his hot-streak in front of goal with a brace to take his season tally from midfield to a whopping seven in just five matches and cement his position as one of the league’s inform players so far.