Risborough Rangers took full advantage of the atrocious conditions last weekend to beat Hatfield Town 4-2. 

It was Risborough that mastered the conditions most effectively as they dominated this game for long periods and reduced the home side to just two shots throughout the 90 minutes.

With 21 minutes gone Rangers took the lead when Ollie Lynch crossed from the right and that man Martin Griggs did the rest with a sublime header. 

Hatfield hit back with their first shot of the match seven minutes later when Collins Frimpong turned Billy Harrison and shot into the far corner giving Staniszewski no chance. 

On 38 minutes the visitors restored their lead, Griggs scoring his second, and 15th of the season, from close range after a clever pass from Asher Yearwood. 

Rangers continued to bombard the Hatfield goal with Griggs forcing a double save and Bradshaw grazing the foot of the post.  The best move of the day involving eight passes ended with Griggs hitting the side netting. 

With the strong wind now in their faces, Rangers soon found themselves level again as Hatfield equalised two minutes in. 

A speculative shot from the edge of the box was saved by Staniszewski but Hatfield’s Kirkham reacted quickest and followed in to slam home the rebound. 

Rangers responded superbly however and played some entertaining football. 

Lawrence Clarke and Griggs had shots saved before Rangers regained the lead with a superb solo effort from Yearwood. 

Picking up the ball some 25 yards from goal he dribbled past several lunging Hatfield defenders, before poking the ball past the advancing keeper. 

With 73 minutes gone Clarke’s pass found Bradshaw who raced through. The Hatfield keeper could only parry his fierce shot against the bar and in. Hatfield were now a spent force and Rangers should have scored more with Griggs hitting the post. 

On Saturday, Rangers travel to Wodson Park.