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Fixture Changes

Several fixtures have new dates/venues

Due to cup games and pitch availability there have been several fixture changes.

Our 1st team upcoming fixtures are currently as follows – any further changes will be announced in due course:

  • Saturday 9th November – Cadbury Athletic (A)
  • Tuesday 12th November – Old Wulfrunians (A) – JW Hunt Cup
  • Saturday 16th November – Stafford Town (A)
  • Tuesday 19th November – Ashby Ivanhoe (A)
  • Saturday 23rd November – Chelmsley Town (H)
  • Wednesday 27th November – Nuneaton Griff (A) – Birmingham Midweek Floodlit Cup
  • Saturday 30th November – no game
  • Tuesday 3rd December – Coventry Copsewood (A)
  • Saturday 7th December – Stapenhill (H)
  • Tuesday 10th December – Chasetown (A) – Walsall Senior Cup
  • Saturday 14th December – Studley (A)

2019/20 MFL Division 1 Fixtures Released

Paget begin with a home fixture against Ashby Ivanhoe

The Midland Football League have now released the fixtures for the upcoming 2019/20 season and Paget Rangers will begin the season with a home fixture against league newcomers, Ashby Ivanhoe.

Bank Holiday fixtures see Paget travel to Atherstone Town on Monday August 26th, visit Lichfield City on Boxing Day and host Lichfield City on Easter Monday.

The season concludes with a trip to where we began the 2018/19 season, when we are visitors to Leicester Road on Saturday April 25th.

The full fixture list is detailed below…

Day Date KO Opponent Venue Competition
Saturday 03/08/2019 3pm ASHBY IVANHOE (H) MFL 1
Tuesday 06/08/2019 7:45pm GNP SPORTS (H) MFL 1
Saturday 10/08/2019 3pm Uttoxeter Town (A) MFL 1
Saturday 17/08/2019 3pm Hinckley AFC (A) MFL 1
Saturday 24/08/2019 3pm NUNEATON GRIFF (H) MFL 1
Monday 26/08/2019 3pm Atherstone Town (A) MFL 1
Saturday 31/08/2019 3pm NKF BURBAGE (H) MFL 1
Saturday 07/09/2019 3pm HEATH HAYES (H) MFL 1
Saturday 14/09/2019 3pm Atherstone Town (A) Buildbase FA Vase
Saturday 21/09/2019 3pm GNP Sports (A) MFL 1
Tuesday 24/09/2019 7:45pm LYE TOWN (H) Moldwell Plastics League Cup
Saturday 28/09/2019 3pm Brocton (A) MFL 1
Saturday 05/10/2019 3pm ROCESTER (H) MFL 1
Saturday 12/10/2019 3pm Stapenhill (A) MFL 1
Saturday 19/10/2019 3pm LEICESTER ROAD (H) MFL 1
Saturday 26/10/2019 3pm Ashby Ivanhoe (A) MFL 1
Saturday 09/11/2019 3pm CADBURY ATHLETIC (H) MFL 1
Saturday 16/11/2019 3pm Stafford Town (A) MFL 1
Saturday 23/11/2019 3pm CHELMSLEY TOWN (H) MFL 1
Saturday 30/11/2019 3pm Coventry Copsewood (A) MFL 1
Saturday 07/12/2019 3pm STAPENHILL (H) MFL 1
Saturday 14/12/2019 3pm Studley (A) MFL 1
Saturday 21/12/2019 3pm HINCKLEY AFC (H) MFL 1
Thursday 26/12/2019 3pm Lichfield City (A) MFL 1
Saturday 04/01/2020 3pm NKF Burbage (A) MFL 1
Saturday 11/01/2020 3pm COVENTRY COPSEWOOD (H) MFL 1
Saturday 18/01/2020 3pm Cadbury Athletic (A) MFL 1
Saturday 25/01/2020 3pm KIRBY MUXLOE (H) MFL 1
Saturday 08/02/2020 3pm Nuneaton Griff (A) MFL 1
Saturday 15/02/2020 3pm Heath Hayes (A) MFL 1
Saturday 22/02/2020 3pm BROCTON (H) MFL 1
Saturday 29/02/2020 3pm Kirby Muxloe (A) MFL 1
Saturday 07/03/2020 3pm ATHERSTONE TOWN (H) MFL 1
Saturday 14/03/2020 3pm UTTOXETER TOWN (H) MFL 1
Saturday 21/03/2020 3pm Rocester (A) MFL 1
Saturday 28/03/2020 3pm STUDLEY (H) MFL 1
Saturday 04/04/2020 3pm Chelmsley Town (A) MFL 1
Monday 13/04/2020 3pm LICHFIELD CITY (H) MFL 1
Saturday 18/04/2020 3pm STAFFORD TOWN (H) MFL 1
Saturday 25/04/2020 3pm Leicester Road (A) MFL 1

Seeley Begins Squad Building

Confirmed Signings for the 2019/20 season

New manager, Matt Seeley, has started the recruitment process and squad rebuild ahead of the 2019/20 Midland Football League season.

Players to have signed forms ready for the new season are:

  • Reece Beacon (Bolehall Swifts)
  • Myles Brown (Paget Rangers)
  • Callum Burston-Keeley (Alcester Town)
  • Daniel Carter (Alcester Town)
  • Dean Crowley (Paget Rangers)
  • Daniel Cullen (Alcester Town)
  • Billy Fagg (Paget Rangers)
  • Sam Fitzgerald (Boldmere Sports & Social)
  • David Franklin (Paget Rangers)
  • Ollie Gibson (Alcester Town)
  • Aaron Harper-Bailey
  • Brad Hayward (Highgate United)
  • Christian Henry (Sporting Khalsa)
  • Paul Hughes (Bolehall Swifts)
  • Kyle King (Coton Green)
  • Cody Mullan (FC Stratford)
  • Jeorge Smith (Alcester Town)
  • Kurt White (Paget Rangers)

We welcome all the new players to the club and thank the existing players who have re-signed for their ongoing commitment.

Further signings will be announced in due course.

Club Statement:- Lanns Departs Coles Lane

Jason Lanns Leaves Paget Rangers

Paget Rangers can confirm that manager Jason Lanns has today departed the Bears to take up the vacant managerial post at Midland Football League Premier Division side, Heather St. John’s.

Lanns, who joined Paget Rangers in October 2014 guided Paget to a league and cup double in 2016/17 before establishing the Bears at Midland Football League Division 1 level, and leaves the club with a win rate in excess of 50% from his 208 competitive games in charge.

Paget Rangers Chairman Matthew Dainty said: ‘Whilst we are all deeply saddened to see Jason leave, he leaves on good terms and with our best wishes for the future. We would like to thank him for his enthusiasm, dedication and passion throughout his time at the club, as well as for his immense efforts in establishing the football club at a level for which we can all be proud, whilst operating with no playing budget whatsoever. The progress, development and expansion of the club over the past few seasons is a testament to Jason and his backroom staff’s tenure and whoever follows in his footsteps will certainly have some big shoes to fill.

A further statement on applications for the vacant managerial position will be made in due course.

Match Report: Paget Rangers 1-4 Ilkeston Town

Zach Brown grabs a late consolation goal for Paget Rangers in disappointing defeat to title chasers.

Paget Rangers crashed down to earth after a 7-2 win away to Pershore Town with a home defeat to second place Ilkeston Town on Easter Monday.

The Bears got off to a terrible start conceding in only the second minute when Malachi Lavelle-Moore unleashed an unstoppable volley at the Paget goal.

Moments later Jack Gibson intercepted a poor pass from the Ilkeston goalkeeper, attempting a long chip that went wide. Ross Dempster also had chances early on, and the game may have played out differently if the Wee Gers had managed to grab that early equaliser, instead the early lead allowed the visitors to play with less pressure which suited them well.

Following an offside goal from Lavelle-Moore and another chance denied by the head of Dean Morris, Ilkeston finally doubled their lead with the less than 10 minutes until half-time when Ben Fairclough headed in a cross from Bill Bennett.

The Wee Gers would concede again on the cusp of half-time when Fairclough found the net for the second time.

In the opening exchanges of the second half both Dempster and Gibson had chances as the duo forced the Town goalkeeper to make a double save. Just three minutes later Lavelle-Moore headed in to increase the visitors’ lead to four.