PL’s title credentials set to face a key examination

This week’s “One to Watch” focuses on Evening News Copy IT Norwich Sunday League Division 2B, where second-placed PL Rangers travel to in-form Ribs Rovers.

A few years back after spending time with Blofield Rangers and Moles Rest, Paul Leveridge decided to start a team of his own, so using his own name, PL Rangers were born.

“I just love football and as it’s my hobby I give it all the attention it deserves.”

Looking forward to Sunday’s game, Paul said that on paper he was hopeful of getting the three points, but was disappointed to lose his captain Gary Haze to Costessey this week.

“He played for me for three or four years but I have been active in the transfer market myself and hope to make the squad stronger.”

Scott Lofty and Terry Fox have been outstanding for PL this season and Paul claims that Fox hasn’t missed a header or a tackle in four years.

Whilst the club’s committee is mainly a family affair Paul’s ambition is for his club to reach senior football and bring other people on board to push the club further.

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With his enthusiasm and drive, don’t bet against it.

Opponents Ribs Rovers, after a slow start to the season, have come into a rich vein of form winning their last three league games, including a hard-fought 4-2 win at Spixworth last week.

“That was a cracking result and a very good game,” said secretary James Stone.

“We didn’t start the season too well but things are picking up and we are looking forward to what will be a stiff test for us.”

Stone said three new players, Nick McDonald, Bradley Takooree and goalkeeper Ryan Finney have been outstanding this season but a major bonus has been the return to scoring form of Kirk Bardsley who grabbed two at Spixworth.

“Despite our start, our aim is to finish in the top two,” said Stone.

He added: “And a cup run would be nice as well.”

The game is at the Gurney Centre, Irstead Road (kick-off 10.30am).