Anchors suffer first Pre-Season defeat

Stockton Town lost their second Pre-Season outing as they went down 3-1 to Boro Rangers. 

The Anchors took the lead through Kevin Hayes before Louie Hall equalised to make it level at the break. Second half goals from Dylan Gnalo and Danny Lofts gave the visitors the victory.

Michael Dunwell named a strong starting XI with new signings Michael Fowler and Michael Sweet featuring.

Inside the opening ten minutes Stockton had the lead when Hayes robbed a defender before he played a one-two with Fowler which he expertly finished.

Minutes later Boro Rangers had the ball in the net but it was ruled out for offside.

In the 25th minute, Stockton had decent chance from a freekick but Hayes effort went narrowly wide.

Shortly before halftime, Boro Rangers levelled when ex-Stockton man Hall snuck in at the back post to convert.

Early in the second half, Boro Rangers took the lead when Gnalo robbed substitute Dan McWilliams before he finished past replacement goalkeeper Niall Frampton.

They had a third just after the hour mark when Lofts picked up on a loose back pass before he slotted in.

The final half hour saw neither create much as the game ended in the visitors favour.

Words: James Cartwright

Photo: Harry Cook


Scroll to Top