The opening match for the Rangers in 2010 saw them go down to the Western Crusaders 21-7 in a close and physical encounter.
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The Rangers were able to drive the ball early but couldn’t quite get into the red zone, until TE Stephen Cupido caught a pass from QB Jamie Stafford to open the scoring. Ian Box secured the extra point with Tommy Kinloch holding.
The second quarter started with both sides unable to sustain long drives until the Crusaders broke off a long run and eventually found the end zone on a short pass. The Cru took the lead on a successful two point conversion to see out the half leading 8-7.
Into the second half and the Cru were able to score early extending the lead to 15-7. In the fourth quarter they solidified the win with another score to make it 21-7.
In the earlier game, the Bay City Buccaneers defeated the Monash Warriors 27-23.
Sunday May 30th 2010 – Tony Dodemaide Oval, Henry Turner Reserve Maribyronong Blvd, Footscray
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