2019/20 Season Ticket and Matchday Prices Announced

Watch The Bears For just £2.63 per game!!!

Paget Rangers are pleased to announce significant savings for those buying a season ticket ahead of the 2019/20 MFL Division 1 campaign, with prices remaining frozen for the third season in succession.

Matchday Admission prices have been confirmed as:

Adults £5
Concessions (Over 65s) £3
Under 16s FREE

The MFL Division 1 campaign will see Paget play 19 home league games and season tickets offer great value priced at:

Adults £50 (equivalent of £2.63 per game)
Concessions (Over 65s) £30 (equivalent of £1.58 per game)
Under 16s FREE

In addition to including all home league games, season tickets will also grant complimentary access to all home friendly games and to all home MFL Cup ties. (Outside cups and FA Competitions are not included as per FA Rules).

Season tickets can be purchased online by clicking here.

With four promotion places up for grabs this season, the MFL 1st Division is sure to be as competitive as ever, secure your place now and see if the Bears can achieve the impossible dream.

Season Tickets will be dispatched week commencing 22nd July.

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Match Report: Paget Rangers 3-2 Nuneaton Griff

The Bears Complete the Double Over Struggling Nuneaton Side

Paget Rangers returned from another break to overcome relegation threatened Nuneaton Griff with 3-2 win.

The Bears started strongly, and John Flanagan could’ve put the hosts in front within the second minute but his effort was just wide.

Despite a strong start for the Wee Gers, they found themselves a goal down after the seventh minute, when a through ball from Matt Rawlins found Charlie Morris who fired home. Calls for offside fell on death ears, and as VAR hasn’t reached the MFL Division 1 yet, the goal stood.

Paget continued to have most of the possession, with chances for John Dodd, but it was Taylor Byrne in the 30th minute who looked most likely to score when he dispossessed Ellis Whiteman, before noticing Griff’s goalkeeper was off his line, but Byrne’s lob went just over the bar. Minutes later Nathan Corry’s long shot was pushed over the bar.

With half-time approaching the Bears finally found drew level, after a Paget corner was cleared Craig Evans received the ball on the edge of the box, before firing into the bottom corner.

Nuneaton had a great chance to equalise just two minutes later after gaining a free-kick in a good position, but Rawlins sent it over. Moments later, Flanagan was through on goal but his shot was saved for a corner, before Byrne saw his effort saved.

A great run from Flanagan didn’t materialise in a goal and the teams went into the break level.

The Heartlanders came out strong, but it was Flanagan who had the first real chance of the game but saw his header saved. Minutes later the Bears were in front when Evans returned the Griff’s goalkeeper clearance into the path of Michael Wright, who beat his defender and poked the ball into the net.

A vital clearance from Luke Hennessy kept the Wee Gers in front, and minutes later Evans chipped the ball into the top corner from the edge of the box giving the Bears a 3-1 lead in spectacular fashion.

With less than 10 minutes to go the away side were awarded a penalty after Morris went down in the box, Connor Wright stepped up and sent the Paget keeper the wrong way to reduce the deficit.

Nuneaton chased a vital equaliser, but couldn’t find a way through despite over six minutes of added time.

 

 

 

 

Match Report: Paget Rangers 1-3 Littleton

New look Littleton side grab vital three points at the Bears' expense

Paget Rangers succumbed to a new look Littleton side, as a brace from Daniel Holloway and a goal from Cameron Walker were enough to give the visitors all three points.

Littleton had the first chance to take the lead when a Conal Dowling clearance landed at the feet of Jade Ferron, whose weak long shot didn’t trouble the Bears’ number one. Moments later Ferron forced Dowling to make a good save to keep the score goalless.

Minutes later Fraiser Doyle speculative volley preceded an ambitious long range shot, which both failed to trouble the Littleton goalkeeper.

In the 14th minute the Ton opened the scoring when Joel Ambalu’s cross from the right-hand side low drive was missed by the Paget defence before being sent into the net by Walker.

Ambalu then missed a handful of chances to double the visitors’ lead, whilst Michael Wright missed chances to equalise for the Wee Gers, as the score remained 1-0 to the Ton going into the break.

It didn’t take long for the Bears to equalise following the break, a bit of luck saw the ball land at the feet of Doyle and with the Littleton goalkeeper far off his line the Paget midfielder floated the ball into the goal.

 

A number of chances for the Bears followed but it was Littleton who would take the lead, for the second time when Holloway headed in with less than 15 minutes to go. Just minutes later Holloway put Littleton further in front when he sent the ball in off the post.

Late appeals for a Paget penalty were waved away in the dying minutes, after John Flanagan was bundled down in the box.

 

 

Ross Dempster

Ross Dempster Breaks Paget Record

Paget Forward Breaks Goalscoring Record

Congratulations go to Ross Dempster following the Rocester game as the Paget forward broke the Club’s consecutive goal record.

The personal trainer netted his ninth goal in a row as the Bears drew 2-2 at home to Rocester in the Total Motion Midland Football League Division One. Dempster overtook Daniel Zouch who held the record for six years, after scoring consecutively eight teams in the 2012/13 season.

Dempster joined the Wee Gers in 2016/17 season scoring on his debut against Redditch Borough in MFL Division 2. This season the 28-year-old has nailed down a first team place, and is undoubtedly one of the first names on the team sheet due to a current goal tally of 18 goals from 22 games.

So how did Dempster do it?

Game One – Dempster opens the scoring away to Littleton, in a MFL Division One fixture, in the 63rd before being replaced by Fraiser Doyle.

Game Two – Scoring either side of half-time, Dempster’s efforts ensure a 2-2 draw in the Birmingham Midweek Floodlit Cup with Paget going through on penalties. (Dempster was substituted before the penalty shoot out)

Game Three – The first win in the run as Dempster scores three minutes into the first half and again three minutes before half-time, as Paget overcame NKF Burbage 3-1 at the Central Ground on Coles Lane.

Game Four – Rounding off a 3-0 win at home to Stapenhill, Dempster nets with 10 minutes to go accompanying Torryn Connolly and Ryan Walker on the scoresheet.

Game Five – Paget score three in seven minutes to blitz Nuneaton Griff, Nathan Corry opened the scoring in the 20th minute before Dempster scored in the 22nd and 27th minute. Jack Jenkins rounded off the scoring to give Paget a 4-0 win away at the Pingles Stadium.

Game Six – Providing a consolation goal Dempster scores in the 63rd minute as the Bears crash out of the Birmingham Midweek Floodlit Cup away at Tividale.

Game Seven – Finding the net just before half-time Dempster’s goal helps Paget secure a 3-1 win away at Uttoxeter Town just before Christmas.

Game Eight – Although it’s Boxing Day blues for the Bears, Dempster equals Zouch’s record with 55th minute strike in a 4-1 home defeat to Racing Club Warwick.

Game Nine – Continuing the streak and breaking the record, Dempster becomes the first Paget goalscorer of 2019 scoring in the 17th minute, and then again in the 72nd as the Bears draw 2-2 with Rocester.

Ross’ Reaction

On breaking the record, Dempster said: “I wasn’t aware of the record until a week ago, it’s nice to break it but it wasn’t something I focused too much on.

“Obviously scoring in nine consecutive game is a great achievement regardless of what level you play. I’m really pleased with my form and how I’ve been playing lately.

“Consistently has been key and obviously the lads have helped as we’re playing well at the moment.

“I’m not sure how long the record stood before but it’s nice to have a record at the Club and I’m going to continue to keep on going.”

Paget Rangers Against Racing Club Warwick

Match Report: Paget Rangers 1-4 Racing Club Warwick

Boxing Day blues for the Bears

Paget Rangers were left with Boxing Day blues as Racing Club Warwick recorded a 4-1 victory at the Central Ground on Coles Lane.

It could have been predicted that Paget were in for a tough afternoon when Luke Holmes conceded a silly free-kick, in the second minute, instead of passing the ball back. Conal Dowling did well to tip Daniel Bartle’s effort over the bar.

Minutes later a defensive scramble saw Kory Burke given a golden opportunity at the near post to give the Bears an early lead, but there was little time for Burke to react and he sent the ball wide.

Paget had another great chance just moments after Burke’s miss, Nathan Corry tore through the Racing Club Warwick defence on the left side before pulling the ball back for Ross Dempster, but it was just out of reach for the Wee Gers’ in-form forward.

In the 10th minute a Racing free-kick was lofted into the box and Joshua Cole missed a great chance to open the scoring for the visitors with a poor header at the near post.

As the half progressed it was even game, and the Paget team looked a lot better at matching the visitors, than in the reverse fixture at the start of the season.

The visitors could have taken the lead around the half-hour mark but Josh McPherson did well to block Ben Mackey at the near post.

With almost 10 minutes before the break the home side felt they should have been awarded a penalty when Burke’s run into the the box was curtailed by Trayvon Passey pulling him back.

Only two minutes later and the Racers were lucky to have all 11 men on the pitch, Alex Price lost possession in the middle of the park and then immediately went to ground with his studs up catching Jack Jenkins who was sweeping up possession.

A couple of good chances for Paget passed, and the Bears would rue the missed opportunities as two minutes into time added on Bartle made space for himself in the Paget box, before smashing the ball in off the post.

Looking to capitalise on scoring a morale boosting late first half goal, Warwick came out strong. Marc Passey confidently had a long range shot on goal before Ben Mackey netted from close range.

It only took the home side five minutes to pull one back when Dempster headed in from a free-kick.

However, disaster struck for Paget when the Racers’ captain Luke Cole smashed it in at the near post. The visitors took control and eventually Cole netted Warwick’s fourth and final goal with just over 10 minutes left on the clock.

Paget Rangers Celebrate Scoring

Match Report: Uttoxeter Town 1-3 Paget Rangers

Early Christmas present for Paget in Staffordshire.

The travelling Paget Rangers faithful were given an early Christmas present as the Bears ran out 3-1 winners away to Uttoxeter Town, on the Saturday before Christmas.

Early pressure, in the opening minutes, from Uttoxeter signalled a tough game for the visitors but it was Ross Dempster who looked like scoring first, however the Paget striker was disposed in the hosts’ area just in the nick of time. Minutes later Kory Burke made a good run into the box, but was also dealt with by the Uttoxeter defence.

Moments later Craig Swinfield tried to get an early lead with a wild effort on goal, and the ambitious effort signalled an end to the opening 10 minutes and the game began to settle down.

The next big chance, came for Paget, when Dempster struck from outside the box only to agonisingly send the ball just over the bar. A minute later and the Wee Gers were left frustrated again when the referee bizarrely pulled play back for a Paget free-kick denying an excellent chance to play advantage.

However, the Bears would get another great chance to take the lead just before half-time, and this time they would take it. Burke went on another surging run before sliding the ball into the path of Dempster who smashed the ball home to give the visitors the lead.

Ross Dempster Scoring

After the break the game became a box-to-box fixture again, in the 55th minute Jack Derbyshire was denied at the near post. And moments later Nathan McBean met Myles Brown’s cross from the left, but wasn’t able to steer it into the net.

As the game went on it looked like it could be quite close, however the Bears to doubled their lead when Burke headed in at the near post in the 68th minute. Moments later Paget made it three after McBean headed in a corner.

The visitors continued to put the pressure on, hoping to give their faithful followers another thing to cheer about. However, Uttoxeter had other plans as Jack Hassell netted with 10 minutes to go giving the home side what would ultimately be a consolation goal.

Eager to regain their three goal advantage and conscious of a significant of time added on due to an injury earlier in the game, the Bears continued to attack. In the 82nd minute Burke would have been through on goal, if it wasn’t for a desperate challenge from Tom Morgan – bizarrely the Town substitute was only shown a yellow.

Paget would have been left furious, if Uttoxeter had taken their chances a minute later – a great save from Conal Dowling prevented the hosts from getting a crucial second goal, and lady luck was clearly on the Bears’ side when Daniel Harper hit the post with the follow up.

Perhaps frustrated with the missed chance Jack Tolley maliciously brought down Burke in the middle of the park, he was deservedly sent off for what was disgusting and unnecessary challenge.

Uttoxeter continued to keep the pressure on, but were unable to find a second goal let alone an equaliser and the Bears took all three points back to Birmingham.

 

Match Report: Paget Rangers 3-0 Stapenhill

The Bears Record Back-to-Back Wins

Paget Rangers started their home tie against Stapenhill, how they would go on to finish it, very much in control.

Although the Bears dominated early on, it wasn’t until the sixth minute that the home side had their first real chance of game when Ross Dempster connected with, the Stapenhill goalkeeper, Tom Cox’s clearance, after the Stapenhill number one cleared a Paget free-kick.

The chances followed, Taylor Byrne caused trouble and won a corner with a trademark long throw before Nathan Corry’s cross was blocked by Jacob Yeomans – the calls for handball fell on deaf ears, but perhaps it wasn’t as obvious as the ‘goal’ scored by Jay Rodriguez for West Bromwich Albion in their 2-2 draw with Aston Villa the night before.

Following two more Paget attacks, the visitors had their first chance in the 13th minute through George Teeney but the fordward’s shot was easy to save for Conal Dowling.

The game began to open up and in the 20th minute it looked like it was anyone’s for the taking, with the first scorer likely to go on to win the game. Only a minute later and it looked like the Bears would score following a lovely passing movement that would be the envy of Pep Guardiola. Fortunately for the Swans’ Dempster’s effort was sent wide.

The following minute Teeney found himself through on goal, however Dowling was quick off his line to meet the forward, but after winning the ball with a great tackle the Paget goalkeeper stayed down injured. However, despite the Paget goalkeeper being obviously injured play wasn’t stopped until the Bears had regained possession.

Paget’s next big chance came when Corry excitingly beat the offside trap to cross the ball into Fraser-Doyle, who let the visitors off by sending his volley over the bar. As the half went on Paget continued to look dangerous, and a promising Corry cross into the path of Torryn Connolly was blocked.

As half-time approached it looked like it would be a goalless draw at the break, but with a couple of minutes left on the clock Connolly got in front in goal and sent the ball directly at Cox and the Stapenhill goalkeeper let the ball slip through his legs.

Minutes laters Connolly was through on goal, but this time put the ball wide and Paget went into the break with a single goal lead.

Stapenhill had the first attempt on goal coming out of the break when Jamie Disney had his shot blocked, before the most bizarre moment of the game. Corry chased down a Paget clearance to Cox but instead of stopping after the visitor’s goalkeeper had collected the ball the Paget winger crashed into him in what was clearly a throwback to football of a bygone era.

With approximately half-an-hour left on the clock Paget substitute Ryan Walker had a great chance to extend the lead after pulling away on the right hand side, however instead of squaring the ball to an open Dempster, Walker sent the ball wide, a huge let off for the visitors.

Both sides continued to have chances Paget notably through Dempster and Stapenhill through Teeney. But it was the home side who would strike second when Cox was caught in no man’s land, giving Dempster an easy chance to finish.

With Paget 2-0 up with 10 minutes to go the Swans seemed to have resigned themselves to defeat and the home side dominated, with Walker redeeming himself by scoring Paget’s third of the afternoon.

Match Report: Paget Rangers 2-3 Brocton

The Bears Drop the Lead Twice at Coles Lane

Paget Rangers lost the lead twice as Brocton took all three points home with them on a chilly November afternoon.

The Bears got off to a good start opening the scoring in the fourth minute when Nathan Corry latched onto an excellent ball from Craig Evans, before sending the ball flying into the bottom corner.

Brocton allowed the Wee Gers a number of chances to double their lead just moments after conceding the first, but Jem Mills, Ross Dempster, Kory Burke and Evans all failed to take advantage.

As the game progressed the visitors started to get into it and trouble the hosts, a corner in the 12th minute precluded a number of chances for the Badgers to equalise and perhaps they would’ve done so, if it weren’t for the referee failing to give the away side the advantage in the 18th minute when Matthew Kimmins was about to go through on goal.

However, Brocton needn’t have worried as James McGrady sent the ball into the bottom corner to draw level just before the half-hour mark.

Paget almost responded immediately through Corry and then Dempster, indeed both Corry and Dempster would have chances before half-time, but the score remained 1-1.

Brocton almost took the lead early second half when Regan Smith took advantage of a defensive error, but Conal Dowling wasn’t troubled by his effort.

Both sides continued to have chances to take the lead, but it was a Brocton player who would score the third goal of the match when Adam Weldon turned in Corry’s cross for an own goal.

Minutes later Kimmins missed a chance to score an immediate equaliser, sending the ball wide, but 10 minutes later Kimmins would veer dangerously into the box causing Mark Williams to desperately lunge in to prevent the Brocton midfielder a shot on goal, conceding a penalty.

Daniel Lomas stepped up, and sent the ball into the bottom corner levelling the score, despite Dowling guessing the direction correctly.

Only minutes later Brocton took the lead when McGrady doubled his tally, and McGrady almost scored a hat-trick when Kimmins laid the ball off three minutes later but Dowling pushed the ball onto the post.

Just minutes later Corry would hit the post for Paget, before Keiren Nelson was sent off for a studs up challenge.

With five minutes left, and having already scored two in the game a Paget equaliser looked imminent especially with the one-man advantage, but the visitors looked even more dangerous on the counter-attack. Even with the brazen attitude to defending their lead, Brocton held on.

Ball Headed in by Byrne

Match Report: Paget Rangers 6-0 Heath Hayes

The Bears Dominate at Coles Lane

Paget Rangers bounced back from a Monday night defeat with an emphatic win over Heath Hayes, putting the Bears fifth in the table.

The opening 10 minutes accurately reflected how the game would go for both sides, Paget had most of the chances whilst Heath Hayes wasted the possession they had.

In the 10th minute that the Bears scored the afternoon’s first, after receiving an excellent aerial ball from Billy Fagg, Luke Holmes did well to earn a corner. Poor defending left Ryan Walker free and the Paget striker rose up and headed the ball into the net.

The Hayes found themselves two goals down only two minutes later when Ross Dempster did well to latch on to an over the top ball and poke it past Jordan Harvey, who was in no man’s land.

Conceding two goals in quick succession disrupted the visitors’ game plan and it was the home side that looked threatening going forward.

In the 32nd minute the Hayes were lucky not to go a man down after a reckless and dangerous challenge from Harry Phillips which left Kory Blake on the ground, in agony. Later the Paget midfielder would have to be stretchered off, but bizarrely Phillips was only shown a yellow card.

Paget continued to create chances as the first half drew to a close scoring their third in the 46th minute, the Hayes failed to deal with a Paget corner and again Walker was in space to fire home.

The Wee Gers dominated in the second half – producing some excellent football, none more so in the 58th minute when Holmes and Nathan Corry linked up well to set up Dempster, who saw his shot saved.

Minutes later Dempster would find the net again, volleying the ball into the goal after Harvey parried Taylor Byrne’s cross into the Dempster’s path.

In full control Paget attacked with freedom, and Byrne made it five when he headed in a corner in the 23rd minute.

After kick-off Paget regained possession almost immediately and Corry poked it in the back of the net to round off the scoring.

Even with a six goal lead Paget didn’t relent and had further chances, but the Hayes managed to avoid conceding further.

 

Paget Rangers Defend Against Atherstone Town

Match Report: Paget Rangers 1-0 Atherstone Town

Paget Rangers knocked league leaders Atherstone Town off the top as the Bears took all three points in the Royal town of Sutton Coldfield.

A goal from Karl Walker set up by Ross Dempster was the difference on a sunny day in North Birmingham.

The Bears could have taken the lead when Luke Hennessy got on the end of an indirect free-kick, but his touch was too heavy and the ball went over.

Atherstone had their own chance to take an early lead when Liam Kirton and Dean Morris collided, resulting in a free-kick to the visitors. Nathan Haines stepped up, but hit the wall with the follow-up from Alex Naughton being blocked.

Moments later Taylor Byrne struck wide, before going on a great run, squeezing past two Atherstone defenders to set Warren Brooks up, who shot wide.

A great ball to Jonathan Gould looked promising but Paget defended well, seconds later the Atherstone left-back saw his long range effort go wide.

As the half went on the Adders took control mainly due to poor passing from the Bears, but in the 20th minute it looked like the Bears wouldn’t need to pass on the floor as Jem Mills did well to win a clearance from Josh Benton, and then win the second challenge but unfortunately the Paget forward couldn’t find his way to goal.

Only three minutes passed and Paget had a great chance to go up, an excellent one-to-one passing play from Byrne with Ross Dempster but the low cross wasn’t attacked by a Paget player.

Paget’s dominance lasted only until the half-hour mark when Atherstone began to take control but it only resulted in a long range shot from Danny Harris.

Midfield Battle

The Wee Gers responded almost immediately when Curtis Shiels got on the end of a Byrne crossfield pass, but Shiels sent his shot over despite being in a great position.

Following the Shiels attempt the pendulum swung back to Paget, and as the half came to a close the Bears were denied a penalty when Ryan Walker was brought down in the box, but the referee were waved calls for a spot-kick away.

In the dying moments of the half a neat free-kick routine between Mills, who was having an excellent half harassing the Adders’ defence, and Morris looked promising but the Wee Gers couldn’t find the net.

Paget returned from the break with a bang. A great roulette move from Morris took the Paget midfielder past the Atherstone defender, allowing him to feed Dempster whose low pass into the path of Walker was converted from close range.

The visitors stepped up and even made a double substitution in a bid to find an equaliser. But it was the Bears that looked more likely to score, Dempster was denied in the 16th by a great save and Mills was denied a follow up. Minutes later Dempster had another attempt at goal from range, and was then played through by Mills but Carl O’Neill got down well to deny the Paget forward a chance at goal.

Paget Defend Their Lead

Nathan Corry and Mills both had chances to double the Wee Gers lead but Benton did well to deny an Adders free-kick, and as the game entered the last 15 minutes the away side finally began to step it up.

Paget denied Atherstone several times as the game came to a close, but the visitors were handed a lifeline when the referee announced seven minutes of added time. Emboldened by their successful defence in normal time the Bears managed to hold on for a well-earned victory.

Match Report: Racing Club Warwick 5-0 Paget Rangers

Disastrous Bank Holiday Monday for the Bears

Racing Club Warwick enjoyed an easy win as the Bears fell flat after an early goal at Townsend Meadow.

A difficult afternoon could have been predicted after the first minute as Josh Benton dealt with an early Warwick attack. And it would have been a good prediction as Warwick opened the scoring through Henry Leaver.

The home side continued to dominate, and the Wee Gers frustratingly wasted a free-kick in the 19th minute. It could have been a crucial equaliser as minutes later Benton made a great save to deny Gerrard McGahey.

Paget managed to starve off the Racers until five minutes before half-time when a low hard drive from Martin Slevin doubled the hosts’ lead. A minute before half-time Slevin doubled his tally to give Warwick a 3-0 lead going into the break.

In the second half goals from Luke Cole and Scott Turner completed the scoring as the Bears struggled to mount a comeback.

 

Match Report: Studley 0-0 Paget Rangers

10 Man Paget Hold Studley to a Goalless Draw

Paget Rangers held Studley to a goalless draw, after going down to 10-men in the second half in Warwickshire.

The home side started the match dominantly and could have even opened the scoring in the second minute, but Dale Edwards’ low and weak shot was easily saved.

As the 10 minute march approached the Bears had a chance to trouble the Studley defence, through a counter-attack was haltered after a Danny Carter pass was intercepted.

Moments later Paget were handed another chance when Aaron Xavier hacked down Nathan Corry, but the resulting free-kick went out for a corner.

Paget were starting to get into the game, but struggled to find a way through the Studley defence and were almost punished in the 19th minute when Alfie Bloomer sent Edwards’ cross over the bar from close range.

Five minutes later Billy Fagg chipped in a great ball met by Karl Walker, but he couldn’t properly control it with his chest.

The game soon turned into a end-to-end affair, but neither side could find the net. As the half came to a close the Wee Gers had a flurry of chances, but the score would remain goalless.

Just like in the first half Studley dominated possession in the opening exchanges, but the best chance they had was an outside of box attempt from Bloomer.

Both sides had good opportunities to take the lead as the half progressed, but neither side could find the net. Midway through the half the game was turned on its head, after Reece Beacon went into a 50/50 challenge with Bloomer. Unfortunately for Paget, Beacon had received a yellow card for a challenge in the first half and the referee produced his yellow card again and Paget were a man down.

Despite having the advantage of an extra man for almost 20 minutes Studley couldn’t break Paget down, and the Bears could have even have pulled off a shock win as substitute Jem Mills hassled the Studley defence as the game went on.

Luke Holmes

Match Report: Lichfield City 2-4 Paget Rangers

The Bears almost suffer an embarrassing defeat in the Cathedral city.

Paget Rangers struggled to come from behind to take advantage of a Lichfield City side that had a player sent off midway through the second half.

A late revival from the Bears wasn’t enough to reduce the deficit, despite playing against 10 and then nine men.

It was an action packed opening 10 minutes as both Lichfield and Paget had chances to open the scoring, there were even justified calls for handball as the hosts defended a Wee Gers corner.

Only a minute later Lichfield’s James Taylor was played through on goal, only to arrogantly try and chip Josh Benton in the Paget goal but his effort went too high and struck the crossbar.

Paget had their own great chance five minutes later following some great link-up play between David Yonwin and Ryan Walker, but the latter sent his effort wide.

Just after the 20 minute mark the hosts took the lead when Taylor found the bottom corner. It was very much one of those ‘first team to score’ games, and unfortunately for the Bears it was advantage Lichfield.

It was an almost immediate response from the Wee Gers when Luke Holmes rounded Steve Hayles on the byline despite being held back by the City left-back, frustratingly the linesman then ruled the ball had crossed the byline.

Both Nathan Corry and Curtis Shields had attempts on the Lichfield goal before the half hour mark, but neither could find the much needed equaliser.

An excellent pass from Holmes could have a set up a great chance for Ryan Walker, but the Lichfield captain Dan McLeod managed to intercept. It was a crucial interception as only a minute later the home side would be handed the perfect chance to double their lead.

A great block from Luke Hennessey was bizarrely judged to be a handball when the defender slid in to block the ball with his arms by his side. Drew Aiton stepped up and sent the ball into the top corner, Paget goalkeeper Josh Benton did well to get a hand to it but the shot was just out of reach.

David Yonwin and Walker both had great chances to pull one back before the break, but the score remained 2-0 to the home side.

David Yonwin
David Yonwin

After the break Paget were barely able to get up and running before Max Black scored Lichfield’s third of the game. 10 minutes later it went from bad to worse when Toumani Sidibe went down in the Paget box, the ref pointed to the spot and Sidibe stepped up to make it 4-0 to the hosts.

With around 30 minutes left and a four goal lead the hosts naturally relaxed allowing Paget to get back into the game, and in the 27th minute Walker pulled one back after heading in from a corner.

Less than a minute later and Walker was played through only to be taken down by Adam Robinson, free-kick given, red card shown, and the perfect chance for Paget to really shake things up. Tragically Dean Morris’ free-kick would hit the bar.

As time went on a heroic comeback looked less likely, but the drama didn’t stop. With just a few minutes left on the clock Lichfield substitute Alex Keating launched a two-footed tackle on Morris and was unsurprisingly shown a red..

Only a minute late Paget’s own substitute Paul Hughes headed in to make the score a more respectable 4-2.

Lichfield, sensing the danger that they could very much concede two goals in the remaining minutes, with only nine men left on the field, tightened up and successfully saw the game out.

Match Details

Lichfield City: Jenkins, Devall, Hayles, Robinson, McLeod (C), Black, Shepard, Juxon, Taylor, Aiton, Sidibe

Subs used: Heartshorne, Keating

Subs not used: Forde, Wright, Jackson

Paget Rangers: Benton, Holmes, Astley, Morris (C), Hennessy, Brown, Shiels, Moss, Yonwin, Walker, Corry

Subs used: Fagg, Hughes, Carter

Subs not used: Beacon, Burke

Players Against Uttoxeter

Match Report: Paget Rangers 1-4 Uttoxeter Town

Disastrous second game for Paget Rangers as they return to Coles Lane

It was a nightmare return to the Central Ground at Coles for Paget Rangers as Uttoxeter Town left with all three points.

An early lead, and three more goals from Uttoxeter buried a Paget side that saw their captain go off injured and their left back sent off.

Uttoxeter took the lead early on when John Atherton made a bursting run through the Paget defence to set up James Curley. The early goal shook Paget, and the Bears struggled to get into a rhythm.

In the 19th minute the hosts were unlucky not to get an equaliser as Dave Yonwin was denied by the Uttoxeter goalkeeper.

It went from bad to worse for the Wee Gers, just after 20 minutes captain Craig Evans pulled up injured allowing Ollie Ritchie a great chance to double the lead, luckily for Paget Ritchie hit the post. The moment was bizarrely described as a “defensive howler” by Switch Sport despite Evans quite clearly being injured – the Bears’ captain would soon be substituted due to the injury.

With Paget now disrupted by the absencency of their captain the Bears struggled further to get into a flow, the visitors took advantage with less than 10 minutes of the half as Atherton slotted the ball home to take Town’s tally to two.

As half-time approached Paget would just need to keep the score as it is and regroup at the break, but the Bears would face further disruption when Taylor Byrne received a red card following a tackle on Uttoxeter’s Jack Holley. Whilst Byrne got the ball the referee deemed the tackle a red card offence.

Just over 10 minutes had been played in the second half and Paget had found themselves down by four goals thanks to a second half brace from Atherton, who scored in the 55th and 58th minute.

The Bears would have the best chances as the game went on, and in the 70th minute Yonwin pulled one back for Paget. Six minutes later substitute Myles Phipps was unfortunate not to get Paget’s second, and if he had done with around 15 minutes left the Bears could have pulled it back.

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Match Report: Leicester Road 0-1 Paget Rangers

Myles Phipps strike the difference as the Bears take all three points.

Paget Rangers got off to a terrific start as they began their second season in the Total Motion Midland Football Division One.

Substitute Myles Phipps scored lated on to give the Bears all three points at Leicester Road Stadium in a close opening game.

The home side started well, but failed to take advantage of their early dominance and were even at risk of conceding when Billy Fagg found Luke Holmes with just eight minutes gone. Fortunately for the home side the Paget debutant was denied by Will Highland in the Leicester Road goal.

Leicester Road had their own great chance 14 minutes in but Nuno Gomes dragged the shot hopelessly wide, failing to trouble Josh Benton.

With 15 minutes of the half left Fagg controlled the ball in the box, flicking it over a Leicester Road defender before trying to chip the Leicester Road goalkeeper who was lucky to catch the ball.

The second half started slow, and at times felt like it was a pre-season friendly. The atmosphere reflected it at times, although two members of the Leicester Road fans attempted to try and get an atmosphere going. However two men and a drum does not an atmosphere make.

Phipps introduction into the game proved to be a masterstroke by manager Jason Lanns, the pacey forward immediately began to trouble the Leicester Road defence, and would eventually be their downfall.

With less than 10 minutes left Paget easily dismantled a Leicester Road attack and the Bears launched their own, resulting in Fagg sending a lofted ball to Phipps and it was brought down with ease before the forward tapped it behind the defender creating enough space to send the ball into the bottom corner with the defender left wondering what had happened.

An immediate response came from the Leicester Road ultras as they attempted to inspire the home side to a comeback, although their effort at inspiring Leicester Road was about as effective as the Leicester Road’s late attempts at finding an equaliser, which sent the Wee Gers home with all three points.

2018/19 Total Motion MFL Fixtures Released

Paget begin 2018/19 campaign away to Leicester Road.

The fixtures for the upcoming 2018/19 Midland Football League season have been released with Paget facing a trip to Leicester Road on the opening day.

Paget will spend the majority of August on the road with only one scheduled home fixture, (Uttoxeter Town on Tuesday 7th August), whilst the Bears will face six away fixtures!

Paget are at home on Boxing Day when Racing Club Warwick are the visitors to Coles Lane and finish the season with a trip to newly promoted NKF Burbage.

Saturday 4th August 2018

Total Motion MFL Division 1
Leicester Road vs Paget Rangers
Leicester Road Stadium
Kick Off 3:00pm

Tuesday 7th August 2018

Total Motion MFL Division 1
Paget Rangers vs Uttoxeter Town
Central Ground
Kick Off 7:45pm

Saturday 11th August 2018

Total Motion MFL Division 1
Chelmsley Town vs Paget Rangers
Pack Meadow
Kick Off 3:00pm

Saturday 18th August 2018

Total Motion MFL Division 1
Lichfield City vs Paget Rangers
The McDonalds Community Stadium
Kick Off 3:00pm

Tuesday 21st August 2018

Total Motion MFL Division 1
Brocton vs Paget Rangers
Silkmore Lane Sports Ground
Kick Off 7:45pm

Saturday 25th August 2018

Total Motion MFL Division 1
Studley vs Paget Rangers
The Beehive
Kick Off 3:00pm

Monday 27th August 2018

Total Motion MFL Division 1
Racing Club Warwick vs Paget Rangers
Townsend Meadow
Kick Off 3:00pm

Saturday 1st September 2018

Total Motion MFL Division 1
Paget Rangers vs Atherstone Town
Central Ground
Kick Off 3:00pm

Saturday 8th September 2018

Total Motion MFL Division 1
Heather St John’s vs Paget Rangers
St John’s Park
Kick Off 3:00pm

Saturday 15th September 2018

Total Motion MFL Division 1
Paget Rangers vs Hinckley AFC
Central Ground
Kick Off 3:00pm

Saturday 22nd September 2018

Total Motion MFL Division 1
Stapenhill vs Paget Rangers
Edge Hill
Kick Off 3:00pm

Saturday 29th September 2018

Total Motion MFL Division 1
Paget Rangers vs Heath Hayes
Central Ground
Kick Off 3:00pm

Saturday 6th October 2018

Total Motion MFL Division 1
Paget Rangers vs Cadbury Athletic
Central Ground
Kick Off 3:00pm

Saturday 27th October 2018

Total Motion MFL Division 1
Rocester vs Paget Rangers
Central Ground
Kick Off 3:00pm

Saturday 3rd November 2018

Total Motion MFL Division 1
Paget Rangers vs NKF Burbage
Central Ground
Kick Off 3:00pm

Tuesday 6th November 2018

Total Motion MFL Division 1
Paget Rangers vs Chelmsley Town
Central Ground
Kick Off 7:45pm

Saturday 10th November 2018

Total Motion MFL Division 1
Coventry Copsewood vs Paget Rangers
The Pavilion
Kick Off 3:00pm

Saturday 17th November 2018

Total Motion MFL Division 1
Paget Rangers vs Brocton
Central Ground
Kick Off 3:00pm

Saturday 24th November 2018

Total Motion MFL Division 1
Littleton vs Paget Rangers
5 Acres
Kick Off 3:00pm

Saturday 8th December 2018

Total Motion MFL Division 1
Paget Rangers vs Stapenhill
Central Ground
Kick Off 3:00pm

Saturday 15th December 2018

Total Motion MFL Division 1
Nuneaton Griff vs Paget Rangers
The Pingles Stadium
Kick Off 3:00pm

Saturday 22nd December 2018

Total Motion MFL Division 1
Uttoxeter Town vs Paget Rangers
Oldfield Sports Club
Kick Off 3:00pm

Saturday 26th December 2018

Total Motion MFL Division 1
Paget Rangers vs Racing Club Warwick
Central Ground
Kick Off 3:00pm

Saturday 1st January 2018

Total Motion MFL Division 1
Paget Rangers vs Rocester
Central Ground
Kick Off 3:00pm

Saturday 12th January 2018

Total Motion MFL Division 1
Cadbury Athletic vs Paget Rangers
TSA Sports Ground
Kick Off 3:00pm

Saturday 19th January 2018

Total Motion MFL Division 1
Atherstone Town vs Paget Rangers
The Mark Webster Community Stadium
Kick Off 3:00pm

Saturday 9th February 2018

Total Motion MFL Division 1
Paget Rangers vs Heather St John’s
Central Ground
Kick Off 3:00pm

Saturday 16th February 2018

Total Motion MFL Division 1
Paget Rangers vs Coventry Copsewood
Central Ground
Kick Off 3:00pm

Saturday 2nd March 2018

Total Motion MFL Division 1
Paget Rangers vs Leicester Road
Central Ground
Kick Off 3:00pm

Saturday 9th March 2018

Total Motion MFL Division 1
Heath Hayes vs Paget Rangers
Coppice Colliery Ground
Kick Off 3:00pm

Saturday 23rd March 2018

Total Motion MFL Division 1
Paget Rangers vs Littleton
Central Ground
Kick Off 3:00pm

Saturday 6th April 2018

Total Motion MFL Division 1
Paget Rangers vs Nuneaton Griff
Central Ground
Kick Off 3:00pm

Saturday 13th April 2018

Total Motion MFL Division 1
Paget Rangers vs Lichfield City
Central Ground
Kick Off 3:00pm

Saturday 20 April 2018

Total Motion MFL Division 1
Hinckley AFC vs Paget Rangers
The Welfare Ground
Kick Off 3:00pm

Monday 22nd April 2018

Total Motion MFL Division 1
Paget Rangers vs Studley
Central Ground
Kick Off 3:00pm

Saturday 27th April 2018

Total Motion MFL Division 1
NKF Burbage vs Paget Rangers
Kirkby Road Sports Ground
Kick Off 3:00pm
The Buildbase FA Vase

Paget Reach First Round of the Buildbase FA Vase

The First Round fixture will fall on this year's Non League Day.

The Bears will enter the 2017/18 Buildbase FA Vase at the First Round Proper stage.

A bye in the first qualifying round saw Paget drawn at home to Kingston Town, who finished 14th in the West Midlands Regional League 1st Division (Step 7) last season.

However, Kingston resigned from the West Midlands Regional League allowing Paget to proceed to the First Round via the ‘home walkover’ route. As the First Round Qualifying fixtures, and the Second Round Qualifying fixtures are yet to played the Wee Gers are yet to learn their fate. This season’s First Round of the Buildbase FA Base will coincide with the 2018 edition of Non League Day, so a home tie will be ideal.

The Buildbase FA Vase 2018/19 Round Dates

First Round Qualifying Weekend of Saturday 1 September 2018

Second Round Qualifying Weekend of Saturday 15 September 2018

First Round Weekend of Saturday 13 October 2018

Second Round Weekend of Saturday 3 November 2018

Third Round Weekend of Saturday 1 December 2018

Fourth Round Weekend of Saturday 5 January 2019

Fifth Round Weekend of Saturday 2 February 2019

Quarter Final Weekend of Saturday 23 February 2019

Semi-Final first leg Saturday 16 March 2019

Semi-Final second leg Saturday 23 March 2019

The Final Sunday 19 May 2019

 

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Home Pre-Season Friendly Admission Details

Ticket prices and more announced for Paget's three home pre-season friendlies.

Paget Rangers will play three home pre-season friendlies ahead of the upcoming Midland Football League season at our new home of Coles Lane.

The scheduled matches are:

Saturday 21st July Walsall Wood Kick Off: 3pm
Tuesday 24th July Coleshill Town Kick Off: 7:45pm
Tuesday 31st July Black Country Rangers Kick Off: 7:45pm

Admission to each of the matches is priced at:

Adults: £3
Concessions: £2
Children: Free

A free four page programme will also be available at each match, whilst stocks last.

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Pre-Season Fixtures Announced for 2018/19 Season

How you can watch the Bears gear up for the upcoming season.

Paget Rangers are happy to confirm the pre-season schedule for the 2018/19 season. The Bears will host four teams and travel away for three fixtures as Jason Lanns looks to prepare his squad for the upcoming Total Motion Midland Football League Division 1 campaign.

The Bears will start with a midweek trip to Continental Star before a trio of Saturday games including a trip to Wonder Vaults inbetween home games against Sutton Coldfield Town and Walsall Wood. Paget will then host Coleshill Town on a Tuesday evening before travelling to Farifield Villa. The final pre-season game will take place on the Tuesday before the season starts with home tie against Black Country Rangers.

Date Time H/A Opponent Venue
Tue 3rd July TBD Away Continental Star The Hub
Sat 7th July 3pm Home Sutton Coldfield Town Coles Lane
Sat 14th July 2pm Away Wonder Vaults RSA Academy
Sat 21st July 3pm Home Walsall Wood Coles Lane
Tues 24th July 7:45pm Home Coleshill Town Coles Lane
Sat 28th July 3pm Away Fairfield Villa The Recreation Ground
Tues 31st July 7:45pm Home Black Country Rangers Coles Lane

Follow Paget Away This Pre-Season

If you want to watch the Bears on this pre-season see details of the grounds we will be visiting below.

Continental Star – Tuesday 3rd July

The Hub

Holford Drive Community Sports Hub
101 Holford Drive
Perry Barr
Birmingham
B42 2TU

Wonder Vaults – Saturday 14th July

Hadley Stadium

Sycamore Road
Smethwick
West Midlands
B66 4NL

Fairfield Villa – Saturday 28th July

The Recreation Ground

Stourbridge Road
Fairfield
Bromsgrove
Worcestershire
B61 9LZ