Rangers Club’s magnificent seven

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THE Rangers Club sealed their inevitable league title triumph this week and marked a magnificent seven championships in just nine seasons.

It has been a phenomenal league season for the Gers Club who have lost only one match throughout the entire campaign and they finish as worthy winners.

Goals from Alex Maciver, Ian O’Donnell, George Mackaskill, Rob Macleod, David Macleod and David Campbell wrapped up the points needed to take the Club over the line this week and kickstart a title party.

They have been the team to beat since the opening weeks of the season although they had a minor hiccup a week before sealing it when they were handed their one and only defeat of the league season by dethroned champs Tolsta – who won 4-0 in Back.

It was a minor blemish on an otherwise unblemished league run to help the Gers regain their place on top of the Welfare League food chain.

Blending a defensive rock with a fluid midfield and strikers finding the net with unerring regularity the Rangers Club were unstoppable on route to the title.

Second in the table are Albion who themselves have been enjoying a stunning season. Unbeaten since June 26 and including a run where they held the Rangers club to a league draw and knocked them out of the Welfare League Cup, Albion are a side on the up and should be challengers again next time.

Before then Albion could finish the season with a trophy as they contest the Cup final tonight (Saturday) at the Smith Avenue playing fields in Stornoway.

Albion and Tolsta – another side finishing on a high including the previously mentined rout over the Club – will meet in the final game of the grass season for the final piece of silverware.

Check out next week’s Stornoway Gazette, published Thursday, October 4, for a full report and pics from the cup final.