ROCESTER are out of this season’s Staffs FA Senior cup competition – but not without a fight.
The young Romans made Stafford Rangers, from the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League, fight all the way for their 4-2 victory on home soil.
In fact it wasn’t until the very last minute that Rangers secured their passage through to the second round when Jake Charles netted their fourth goal.
Rangers built up a 3-0 lead with goals from Jack Sharratt (43 mins), Joe Cuff (53 mins) and Josh Green (57 mins), before the visitors turned the game onto its head with two goals in as many minutes in the closing stages.
The home side’s cage was well and truly rattled as Luca Sorrentino (81 mins) and Carl Allen (82 mins) pulled the score back to 3-2 to set up a dramatic finale.
Rangers now face Tamworth from the Southern League in the next round.