Banter from the Bann

BANBRIDGE Rangers have started a new U15 team and hope to enter them into league football before the end of the month.

All players born in 1998 are eligible to join the squad who train on Monday evenings at Cheney Park between 7-8pm.

For further information please contact Junior Chairman Basil Brown on 07738242000.

Weekly preview: Banbridge Rangers will travel to Belfast on Saturday to take on Dundonald in the opening round off this season’s Intermediate Cup.

This will prove to be a stern test for the Gers who haven’t won a game in normal time since August compared to the form off their hosts who are sitting in second place in 1A of the Amateur League. Kick-off is at the earlier time and there is a few spaces left on the team bus for anyone wishing to travel to the game.

The Reserves travelled to Warrenpoint on Saturday past only to be informed that the game was postponed but will hopefully get a game this Saturday away to Lurgan Celtic Reserves with kick off at 2.15pm at Knockrammer Park. The Swifts also travel to Lurgan on Saturday with a 2.15pm kick off to take on Institute Reserves at Lurgan Park.

The Under 18s went down 4-1 to Lisburn Rangers at Scarva Park on Saturday morning with Stephen Copes making a goalscoring return to the club but their scheduled game with Craigavon City may be shelved this week as they have a pending Cup tie that takes preference.

The Under 14s had a narrow 4-3 defeat on Saturday at Cheney Park against Lurgan Town with Matthew Holloway grabbing two and Bradley Harper adding to his tally but it wasn’t enough to keep their winning streak going. This Saturday the Under 14s travel to Kernan Playing Fields to take on St Mary’s.

The Under 12s will be looking to add to Saturday’s victory over Lurgan Town when they play at the Tech pitch again this week against Newry side Windmill Stars. Chris Oakes and Luke Brown on were on target for the Gers with Matthew Hillis saving a penalty in the second half to secure the win. The Under 11s won on Saturday against Glenavon at Havelock Park with Sam McKinstry netting a brace along with Ben Wilson and Luke Gregson getting one apiece and will play Dromore at Havelock this Saturday with kick off at 11.00am.

The Games Development League fixtures will be released midweek and will be posted up on the clubs facebook page. For updates on top scorers, results and training information you can follow Banbridge Rangers via facebook and on twitter @BanRangersFC.

October Fixture Diary: Saturday 27th October - Firsts vs Dundonald (a) Intermediate Cup

Reserves vs Lurgan Celtic Reserves (a) League

Swifts vs Lurgan Institute Reserves (a) League

Under 14s vs St Marys (a) League

Under 12s vs Windmill Stars (h) League

Under 11s vs Dromore Amateurs (h) League