After moving up two divisions this season, the Sydney Rangers Football Club finished fourth in the CDSFA AA Division 6 competition with 30 points.
President Gavin Meares declared the gay soccer club’s season a success overall after the side made the semi-finals of the new division.
“[By going up two divisions] we weren’t ever out of our depth and we never struggled. I think we beat almost every team except for one,” Meares told Sydney Star Observer.
“Even in the semi-finals, we played the top team [Burwood] and we had to go to extra time.
“After that game, the winning team said we were by far the best and toughest opponents they’d had all season and enjoyed playing us.”
Although the competition is over for 2009, Meares said the Rangers had achieved more than they’d expected in the season.
“We are a good team, a physical team. But we’re also very fair and a lot of the opposition appreciate that we don’t play dirty,” he said.
“We did exactly what we dreamed of doing, which was better than we thought we could do. The number of goals we scored was a shared effort this year.”
The club will continue its social Sunday game at the Centennial Park reservoir fields from 3.30pm.
“Social Sunday is for anybody and it’s not just for people who want to join the competition,” Meares said.
“They can just take part in the Sunday game for fun.”

info: For more information on the Sydney Rangers and joining the club, email sydneyrangersfc@hotmail.com or visit www.sydneyrangersfc.com.au.

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