Ripley Rangers u12s returned in blistering form after a long lay-off to their Rowsley Divison Two programme.
In their first league game of 2014, they hammered Carr Vale 17-1.
A challenge by the coaching staff had been made to the players to share responsibility for scoring goals before kickoff .
Carr Vale were understrength but took the fight to Rangers and a flowing move down the wing found their striker in space and he clinically finished past Goold in the Rangers net to make the score 1-0.
Carr Vale’s keeper then made a string of great saves to keep Carr Vale in the lead.
Rangers settled down and passed and moved well and quick as a flash Jack Hounslow scored with an overhead kick to level the scores.
Minutes later Regan McDonagh slotted home after two initial efforts were saved by the Carr Vale keeper.
The flowing football was some of the best that Rangers have played all season and by half-time there were further goals added to the tally by Jack Wood, Wesley Hardstaff and James Phillips (two) and Jake Maskell to leave the score 7-1 to Rangers at the break .
In the second half, Carr Vale kept battling and can be given a lot of credit for their fighting spirit. Ten minutes into the second half, Rangers broke the Carr Vale resistance when David Murray crashed the ball home.
Carr Vale’s keeper was still making some great saves but further goals came from Jaden Thomas, Dylan Goodall (two), Reece Askew, Jake Maskell (two more to complete his hat-trick) and two more for James Phillips to make his total four.
But the biggest celebration of the day was for Luke Goold who latched onto a Jack Hounslow through ball to complete the scoring, as Goold is Rangers’ keeper.
Jo Bower was a happy man, keeping a clean sheet in goal for Rangers in the second half.
This was a fantastic performance with a pleasing 11 different goalscorers for Rangers.