Top Club Takes Thrashing to New Heights After Beating Rivals 40-0

Top Club Takes Thrashing to New Heights After Beating Rivals 40-0

  • Rangers’ player-manager Dwayne Rankin bagged 13 goals as his side won 40-0
  • Thanks to the outrageous margin in the 16th tier game, Peterborough Rangers now have a goal difference of +77
  • The opponents on the day started the game with eight players and Peterborough Rangers decided to capitalize

If you’ve ever witnessed or even played a game in grassroots football, then you know it is not strange to have a scoreline in double figures.

Peterborough Rangers
Peterborough Rangers(in black shorts) thrashed their opponents 40-0 in a non-league match. Photo: Peterborough Rangers.
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But over the weekend, a team known as Peterborough Rangers took it to new levels as they beat their rivals 40-0 in the Peterborough and District Football League.

The unfortunate victims were Sawtry Reserves, who started the game with only eight players and were made to pay for it, thoroughly.

To describe all the goals in one article is practically impossible, but it is kind to note that the top scorer in the match was Dwayne Rankin.

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Speaking after the game, Rankin explained his side went all out because they wanted to boost their goal difference.

“We just went out there and wanted to get our goal difference up," said Rankin, who also doubles up as a manager for the side.

Of course, he was asked whether he felt it was unfair to keep scoring against a team of eight players, to which he said:

"It does seem a bit harsh but that's football, you've got to score as many as you can score, that's the aim of the game.
"We've gone out there with the attitude of whoever we're playing, score as many goals as we can and entertain the people that are watching."

According to BBC, the match was so full of goals that one spectator admitted he at some point lost count of the goals.

"Even if I live to be 100 I don't think I'll see 40 goals in a football match again," he added.

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In terms of outrageous scorelines, the most famous one in the higher echelons of football occurred in the World Cup qualifiers in 2002, when Australia beat America Samoa 31-0.

Liverpool remain the only unbeaten side so far this season in EPL after eight matches as Chelsea maintain 1st position

Earlier, reported that match week eight was marked with some interesting results in the Premier League as clubs resumed action after the international break.

Chelsea remain top on the standings with 19 points, cementing their place at the top after a hard-fought 1-0 win over Brentford in the London derby.

Edouard Mendy was arguably the man of the moment during the encounter, producing stunning saves to help the Blues secure the three points.

Liverpool extended their unbeaten run to eight matches after whitewashing Watford 5-0 in Claudio Ranieri's debut as the Hornets' boss.

The win was enough to help Jurgen Klopp's retain their second place with 18 points and remain the only unbeaten side in the English topflight.

Man City are placed third on the log with 17 points having secured a 2-0 win over Burnley in their own fixture.