Rangers Club on brink of title glory

THE Rangers Club are now just one point away from winning the Welfare League title and they could be crowned champs tomorrow night (Friday) when they meet current champs Tolsta down in Upper Coll.

It has been a season to remember for the Club who are still unbeaten on league duty after 15 games and will take their first title in three seasons if they avoid defeat against Tolsta.

On their last league outing the Rangers Club beat Stornoway 3-0 despite having Iain O’Donnell sent off in the first-half.

O’Donnell had scored by then and the club added two more before the end through James Ross and David Campbell.

It has also been a week to remember for Stornoway who thrashed the Caber 6-1 and then held Hotel Hebrides to a 4-4 draw.

The Caber, who were without a host of regulars, were a goal down at the break before falling 6-0 behind in the second-half.

The goals for Stornoway came from Robbie Henderson (2), Al Morrison (2), Mark Mackinnon and Deljeem Rai.

Kenny ‘Bugsy’ Smith netted a consolation for the Caber from the penalty spot.

Then on Monday night Stornoway shared eight-goals with Hotel Hebrides. Al Morrison, Andy Morrison and Jamie Fraser (2) bagged the goals while ‘Fuggie’, Coly Meehan, Geoff Peterson and Steven Lennie scored for the visitors.

In the Welfare Cup the final line-up has been confirmed after Albion edged the Caber 2-1 in see-saw affair won by a second-half penalty.

They will play Tolsta who won the battle of the penalty kings following a shoot-out in Tarbert.

The cup final is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 29.

Still scheduled to be played this week were: The Caber vs Lewis Rovers, Butchers vs Sea Angling, Hotel Hebrides vs Albion and Tolsta vs Rangers Club.

Check out next week’s Stornoway Gazette to see if the Rangers Club clinched the title in the back yard of the dethroned champs.