Thame Rangers 3 Sandhurst Town 2
By Dave Ridgley
Dan Bowker (Pictured) returned from injury.
A return to action for Dan Bowker after injury was halted within minutes as he picked up another injury and needed replacing.
Initial signs are the injury will be short term. Fortunately we had a worthy replacement on the bench, Andrew Stringer recently signed from Oxford City Nomads.
Thame Rangers bagged all 5 goals in this game which came to life just before the break.
Nathan Lang was first on the list with an own goal as he attempted to prevent a cross coming in on 35 minutes.
Charlie Attwell responded within a minute to level the scores with a volley on the turn from just inside the box.
A Dan Hatton screamer that hit the underside of the bar before crossing the line from 25 yards on 37 minutes.
Then the second own goal came on 38 minutes. A good strike from distance hit the bar, rebounded out and hit Stringer on the head and went in. At the break the sides were level at 2-2.
The game was one by a excellent goal from Carl Clay. With the only option available from distance to shoot, he did, and what a decision he made. A strike from 25 yards on a tight angle near the corner of the 18 yard box hit the roof of the net before the visiting keeper could react.
A fitting way to end another good performance from the young ever improving Thame Rangers.
Bowker (Stringer), Crawford, Lang, Clay, Attwell, Budziszewski, Dan Lynn, Farah (G Ashworth), Buston (Banert), Hatton, Baxter.