Crows to battle on


Gavin Grosvenor

RHOSGOCH Rangers will battle on next season, it has been confirmed.

The Spar Mid Wales League Two club ended the campaign third and came within a penalty kick of booking their place in the final of this season’s Mid Wales League Cup on Monday night.

However throughout the campaign the Crows had been warily casting one eye on next season, after the club conceded an ongoing player shortage could see them forced to fold.

Player-manager Trefor Lloyd said: “The boys want to continue, we know we have a good side at Rhosgoch and we can match most on our day.

“However we need more players, perhaps as many as four or five, to join us during the summer. We have such a small squad at the moment and that is is difficult over a full season.”

Rangers have a well earned reputation as one of the top clubs in Spar Mid Wales League Two and once again underlined their potential by taking first division Waterloo Rovers to a sudden death penalty shoot-out, in the semi-finals of the league cup on Monday.

“We could have won and perhaps should have won,” said Lloyd. “However after the game all the lads were buzzing and all spoke of their desire to keep the club going.
“If we can add a few more players during the summer then we can be very confident looking to the future.

“We are a small village club but we have a great team spirit,” added Lloyd. “Any player who wants to join us would be welcomed and made to feel part of the club.”
Rangers confirmation that the club will battle on will provide the Mid Wales League with a timely boost.

Aberdyfi have already announced their decision to seek relegation from the second division, back to recreation league football.

Llanfyllin Town are also considering their options having cited their ongoing problem of raising competitive sides for away matches in the second division, which was launched in 2011 to help ambitious clubs make the step from recreation level to senior football.

League secretary Phil Woosnam  said: “There will be vacancies in the second division next season, which means any clubs within the feeder leagues are permitted to join regardless of their final position.”

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