A misfiring Beaudesert Rangers outfit went down to Logan Uniting 3-1 in their mid-week Queensland Christian Soccer Association clash played last night at Selwyn Park.
Rangers entered the match in third and in form after strong performances in recent outings but the squad knew second placed Logan Uniting would pose a much greater challenge
From the outset, Rangers played an entertaining brand of football which saw them create a plethora of quality chances.
However, it was Logan who opened the scoring and within 30 minutes they had netted a second.
Rangers went into the break trailing 2-0 with a mountain of work to do to get themselves back into the contest
After some constructive words from manager Lachlan Snow, Beaudesert returned to the field with renewed energy and focus.
After 20 minutes of sustained pressure, Rangers’ striker Kenny Milligan broke through to net his team’s first.
Having got themselves on the scoreboard, Beaudesert were back in the match and searching for an equaliser.
Despite creating several clear cut scoring opportunities, including a sensational strike that banged into the woodwork, they were unable to capitalise.
In the closing stages their hopes of an unlikely comeback victory were snuffed out when Uniting slotted a third goal to seal the triumph.
Beaudesert Rangers’ manager Lachlan Snow said his side performed well but lacked potency up front.
“It was one of the better games we’ve played, particularly in the second half,” he said.
“We created plenty of chances but just couldn’t hit the back of the net.”
The result sees Rangers fall to fourth on the ladder with two games until the finals
Snow said Rangers face teams that are below them on the ladder and should be able to jag consecutive wins and enter the finals running on a high.
This week they will be looking to put cellar dwellers the Latin Golden Boys to the sword at Selwyn Park from 3pm.
“We’re very confident,” Snow said.
“We should be able to score a few goals.”