Ellesmere Rangers take a break from the North West Counties South League with a trip to Cheadle Town in the third round of the Edward Case Cup on Saturday.

The Swans' clash at home to Stockport Town was postponed on Tuesday due to a waterlogged pitch.

Rangers are five points off the top of the table and sitting in third place behind leaders Wythenshawe Amateurs and Stockport Town.

Joint-manager Connor Courtney said: “It’s been a great start for us and we would have certainly taken third place at this stage of the season.

“I would have been happy with a place in the top eight after the past few seasons with us being in the bottom half.”


However Courtney insisted the squad had stepped up to the mark.

He said: “Everyone has set the standard.

“We have a reasonably small squad but the same faces are there week in week out. We are having great numbers at training so we are able to work on things and play training games against reserves at the end.

“We are lucky that out of the squad of 19 anyone could start and whoever is on the bench can change the game for the better.”

Meanwhile the Rangers boss warned against complacency.

He said: “Hopefully we can carry on and perform like we have been but football is a funny old game and it only takes a few injuries or a poor run of results and everything can change.

“It’s a hard league and we know we have to be at our best every week to be in the end of season playoffs.”