Thornbury Town let victory slip in seven goal thriller

March 28 2017

Thornbury twice led Rockleaze Rangers but managed to be on the wrong side of a 4-3 scoreline after 90 minutes.

Thornbury twice led Rockleaze Rangers but managed to be on the wrong side of a 4-3 scoreline after 90 minutes.

It was Thornbury who went ahead after sixteen minutes when home keeper Sam Burgess misjudged a cross and Pete Fowler was there to tap the ball home. Rangers drew level three minutes later from the penalty spot after Marcus Williams was brought down and James Kenway netted from the spot kick. 

Thornbury retook the lead just before the half hour mark when the Rangers defence went to sleep and Craig Lancastle ran on to slip the ball past Burgess. 

Rangers levelled again on 55 minutes when James Kenway lobbed keeper Shepherd from the edge of the eighteen yard box. 

Rangers then took the lead as James Fitzgerald out paced the Thornbury defence to make it 3 – 2. 

But the visitors hit back on sixty one minutes when Danny Haines sent Lancastle away to make it 3 – 3.  Kye Simpson hit the cross bar before setting up Greg Williams to net the winner for Rangers.

Despite the defeat, Thornbury remained fourth in the Marcliffe Gloucestershire County Football League, ahead of Kingwood on goal difference.