Bellshill were back to there usual selves today. After reading the riot act after last weeks game and back to hard graft in training, it was pleasing to see a great reaction from the team.
Bellshill came bursting out from the blocks, taking an early 2 goal lead within 10 mins.
A corner from Ryan McGrath which seen a near post run made by Connor Phairs who headed in the opener. Bellshill quickly went 2 up, a Ryan McGrath intelligent quick free kick seen John McFall bomb down the right wing. His cross deflected back out to Ryan McGrath where he fired in a cracking 25yard low shot into the bottom right hand corner of the net.
Rangers replied back with a goal, with a shot fired into the near post.
Bellshill then went 3-1 up, another perfectly cross corner from Ryan McGrath was this time met by Christy Lawlor who powered in the 3rd goal.
Half Time: Bellshill Athletic 3-1 Rangers SABC
Bellshill kept fighting on in the 2nd half. A ball cleared up the park seen Connor Phairs pick the ball up and drive over to the left hand side, he wiped in a cracking cross for Dean Cornes who found space at the back post to volley in a shot from 10 yards out, into the roof of the Rangers net.
Rangers grabbed a second, after a great movement from the visitors.
Both teams played really good football, both passionate and looking for the win, with plenty of competitive tackles. Both created chances near the end but Bellshill held out to grab the 3 points.
Overall a great performance from Bellshill and shows that not only can we compete in this very tough competitive league this season but we can pick up hard fought wins.
The hosts will be hoping this win can kick start our league campaign.
Full Time: Bellshill Athletic 4-2 Rangers SABC
Bellshill MOTM - Centre half Antony Taylor, who put in some quality tackles.