North West Counties Football League Division One South

Wythenshawe Amateurs 4

Ellesmere Rangers 5

It WAS a game of high drama for Ellesmere Rangers on Saturday as they stunned Wythenshawe Amateurs to take the three points from a nine-goal thriller.

The fight for survival continues for Rangers, and they showed just how much fight they have as they put five past one of the league’s best performing sides.

Doubles from Aaron and Adam Davies along with a goal from William Wells helped the away side to five goals to see off the south Manchester side.

The hosts did give Rangers a scare however, with Timothy Kinsella scoring a goal either side of the break, and Christopher Howard grabbing two late goals as they very nearly clawed back level with Rangers.

Aaron Davies got his fifth goal of the campaign in the opening 10 minutes of the game to set Rangers off to a great start.

The lead lasted just four minutes however before the hosts were able to draw level.

Kinsella broke through and got his first goal of the afternoon to restore parity in the fixture.

It was not until the 38th minute that the next goal went in when Aaron Davies broke through again to put his side back ahead with half time approaching.

Despite pressure from the hosts, Ellesmere held on until the break and went in with a one-goal advantage.

Rangers looked as though they had put themselves out of reach after 75 minutes of play. On the hour mark, club top scorer for the season, Adam Davies, grabbed his first goal of the afternoon to make it 3-1.

Then eight minutes later, to make life even better for Rangers, Wells bagged himself a goal to make it 4-1.

Then a penalty with 15 minutes of play left for Adam Davies found the net to make it 5-1.

Rangers were seemingly home and dry, however a trio of goals in quick succession for the Wythenshawe side put fear back into the battling Rangers side, however they were able to hold on.

They next face Vauxhall Motors away on Saturday, April 20.