THE Warrnambool Rangers have notched up another confidence boosting win in the lead-up to finals.
The Rangers took down North United 2-0 in Ballarat yesterday.
It cemented them in second place on the ladder three weeks out from the finals.
Coach Luke Mackenlay said the first half was a tough competition.
“We went into half-time nil all,” Mackenlay said.
“We knew they would drop off the pace in the second-half, they like to attack hard in the first half, so we just had to keep up the pace.”
Mackenlay said the first goal came from Emmanuel Akang after a cross from Leigh Sharples 10 minutes into the second half.
“Ten minutes later they gave away a free kick in front of their box, which they converted with a header,”he said.
“With 10 minutes till time, Martin Van Roy secured our second goal.”
He said the Rangers were without Nick van Roy and Thomas Sheehan.
Mackenlay said he was happy with the way their replacements stepped up and filled the void.
“We have a bit of depth in the side now, it’s good to be able to have so many choices for various positions,” he said.
“We just need to keep the momentum going now as we head into finals.”
In other Rangers division, the under 17 team had a 5-0 win over North United. The under 15 side had a win over Horsham 12-0 and the senior women defeated North United 4-1.