Croydon Rangers Game Day

The Rangers win the 2017 Women’s Vic Bowl

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The party is still raging at Croydon’s Springfield Reserve after the Croydon Rangers women’s team claimed the VicBowl, the state grand final of gridiron, with a 12-7 win over the Melbourne Uni Chargers on Saturday.

The Rangers entered the decider on the back of a perfect 7-0 regular season and a win over the Geelong Buccaneers in the semi-final.

The Rangers offence started with the ball but, for most of the first quarter, possession seesawed between the sides until Australian running back Tanya Russell charged 30 yards for the first touchdown of the day.

It was to be the only score for the half and the Rangers went to the break with a 6-0 lead.

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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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Junior & Women’s Season Finale

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Another week of mixed emotions for Croydon Gridiron as the Junior and Women’s teams played at home for their final regular season game.

The Under 19’s went into the match knowing playoffs were out of reach but looked to finish 2016 strong.

A see-sawing battle was tied at 22 at the main change before an impassioned plea by the coaching staff to dig deep in the 2nd half lead to a blowout Ranger victory.

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Mixed results again in week 4 of Junior & Women’s Ranger football

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Junior Rangers in Week 4 Action

Another mixed weekend for the Croydon Rangers as the Junior and Women’s seasons continue to head in different directions.

The Ranger ladies crossed Melbourne Saturday night to take on the newest kid on the block, the Melton Wolves under lights.

The home team has been building towards their first season for more than 12 months and would prove a formidable host against the undefeated Rangers.

Undeterred, Croydon quickly stamped their authority on the game as Bliss Love crossed for the first touchdown of the game. Quarterback Vanessa Roman would heed inspiration from Head Coach Jamie Stafford and keep the football for the 2 point conversion.

Soon after, running back Tanya Russell would motor 40 yards for another touchdown and a solid 14-0 lead heading to the main break.

Melton would respond quickly in the 3rd quarter, adding a pair of touchdowns to shave the deficit to only 2 points 14-12 Croydon at 3/4 time.

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