WELL, if there was ever a game that was changed dramatically by the introductions of substitutions, then last Saturday was the one, writes Stafford Rangers commercial manager Stuart Maun (pictured above).
Three substitutes came on in the last half hour of the game and they all managed to get themselves on the score sheet.
It’s nice when a managerial decision pays off like that, so credit to Graham (Heathcote) and his team. It was a great result that still gave us a little glimmer of hope that the ‘great escape’ is still on. It certainly looks like we will not give in without a fight.
It was a not only three much-needed points but a great result mentally too as it meant the Boro moved one place up the league and are now only two places from safety!
There was no midweek game again this week, so we have another away trip to Stamford to look forward to this weekend.
They are another team in the lower end of the league, another game that is a must-win for the Rangers.
There was great away support last weekend (Rangers fans making up possibly half the crowd) so it would be great to see a good turn-out in Lincolnshire on Saturday. Thanks in advance for those making the trip.
If you’ve not been down to Marston Road for a while (and to be honest who can blame you this season), perhaps you may consider one, some or all of the last five home league games. The vocal support for the lads is arguably one of the best you will find at a non-league club at our level, and there has never been a more important time for the lads to know the support is there.
If you’re a regular visitor, then why not introduce a friend and try and get them hooked.
I think we all would agree the changes Graham is making within the team, are producing a better standard of football - and results.
On the social club scene it is great to see even more events planned by the committee in the club.
They have a number of events over the next couple of months, a St Patrick’s Night quiz and disco evening in March; a live music event in April; and the screening of the FA Cup Final in May with a barbeque on the day. For more information speak to Tony Vincent or any member of the social club committee.
As always, thank you for your continued support. Up the Boro!