Croydon Rangers Game Day

2017 Men’s Season Fixture

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The 2017 Gridiron Victoria Men’s season fixture has been released!

The club will host 4 games at the lush new Ranger Field, all 2pm kickoff.

  • Sat 15th June v Crusaders
  • Sat 5th Aug v Royals
  • Sat 19th August v Crusaders
  • Sat 16th September v Royals

The full 2017 Gridiron Victoria Senior Men’s Fixture is available now:

2017 Men’s Fixture

Sat 22 July

When vs Host
Sat 15 July Crusaders 2:00pm RANGER FIELD
Sat 22 July Warriors 10:30am Berwick
Sat 29 July Buccaneers 2:00pm Geelong
Sat 5 Aug Royals 2:00pm RANGER FIELD
Sat 12 Aug Predators 2:00pm Clayton
Sat 19 Aug Crusaders 2:00pm RANGER FIELD
Sat 2 Sept Warriors 10:30am Clayton
Sat 9 Sept Buccaneers 2:00pm Geelong
Sat 16 Sept Royals 2:00pm RANGER FIELD
Sat 23 Sept Predators 2:00pm Clayton

The playoffs will start in October.

Ranger ladies lock up the 1 seed in the penultimate round

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Croydon Rangers women have secured top spot going into the Gridiron Victoria finals.

This weekend the team traveled to Ballarat to face the Northern Lady Raiders, a formidable team with many strong, experienced players.

In their three-season history, the Raiders are the only team the Rangers have been unable to defeat.

This story appeared in the Herald Sun

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Week 5 Colts & Women’s Results

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Another weekend of mixed results for our local gridiron club the Croydon Rangers.

Both the Senior women’s team and under 19’s colts squad headed up to DR Atkinson Reserve in Reservoir for the 3pm and 6:30pm matches respectively.

Offensive Lineman Vanessa Brown celebrates a Touchdown with QB Bliss Love

Photo: John Torcasio

In the 5th round of competition, The women’s Rangers were facing an unfamiliar opponent, the rookie Monash Warriors women’s team. Coming out of a 36-8 win against the Pakenham Silverbacks last weekend, the ladies were sitting 4-0, undefeated at the top of the Gridiron Victoria ladder. The Warriors, also fresh from a convincing win over the Ballarat Kestrels were keen to bring their win-loss tally to 3-2.

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Ranger Colts battle all day against league leading Predators

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The Jetmaster Heat & Glo Croydon Rangers Stuart Thompson Landscapes Colts headed for Berwick in GV’s Week 3 action.

Sitting with a 1-1 record and missing a number of players through injury the Croydon Rangers knew they were going to have their hands full against the league leading South Eastern Predators; a team that had been dominating their opposition in the previous matches.

The first quarter saw a defensive struggle as the Rangers defence held the usually rampant Predators offence, whilst the Croydon Rangers worked the ball into good field position, yet failing to convert their opportunities; a theme that had carried over from the previous week. As the opening quarter drew to a close the Predators were able to capitalise on good field position and ran in the first touchdown of the day and converted the two point conversion.

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Rangers Colts Play in Second Straight Thriller

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The Jetmaster Heat & Glo Croydon Rangers Stuart Thompson Landscapes Colts found themselves travelling to Melton in their second clash of the season against the Geelong Buccaneers. Both teams recorded opening wins in their first contest the previous week and the fantastic weather conditions that greeted the teams set the scene for what would be a grinding game of football.

The return of incumbent starting Quarterback Tom Veale was bitter sweet, with a number of exclusions at receiver through injury and other commitments. Regardless, the Rangers came to play, and after losing the toss were given the ball to start proceedings. The opening drive saw the combination of Tom Veale, Tom Taylor and James Dall drive deep into the Buccaneers territory.

The Wildcat offense proved yet again confusing, terrifying and stalling a bewildered defence. However a broken play on 4th and short saw the Rangers unable to capitalise on what had been a dominating drive. Turning the ball over on downs, the Rangers defence immediately went to work. Rising sophomore Declan O’Carroll on the defensive line, Jaxon Tiziani and rookie sensation middle linebacker Macleod “Mullet” Kayne all provided immense pressure forcing the Buccaneers to punt the ball on 4th down from their own endzone. The subsequent high snap, out the back of the endzone, saw the Rangers take the lead on a safety.

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