Mountfield 0 Enniskillen Rangers 2

Enniskillen Rangers manager Michael Kerr is pleased with the start his side have made to the season as they secured their second successive 2-0 win by beating Mountfield on Saturday.

The ‘Gers are one of only two sides, along with neighbours Town, to be sitting on maximum points after only two games and Kerr says that is what the target was at the outset.

“You only get two fixtures at a time and our target was to have six points on the board from the opening two and to get that and also to have two clean sheets is pleasing.

“It is a solid start, nothing spectacular, and I would have taken two 2-0 wins before we began because these were two potential banana-skins for us,” he commented.

The ‘Gers boss though accepts that tougher games lie ahead with Strathroy Harps coming up this Saturday before the derby clash with Town a week later.

“Strathroy have not got off to a good start with defeats in their first two games but they will be looking to bounce back as anyone would after two losses.

“Look, Strathroy is always a hard game but we will be going for the three points.

“We know that we have Town to come after that but that game won’t even come into our thoughts until after the Strathroy game,” added Kerr.

On Saturday, Mountfield set up defensively with a 5-4-1 formation but Rangers should have broken the deadlock after only five minutes.

Christopher Currie broke down the left before firing in a great cross but Jason Keenan failed to convert, opting to try and get his foot to the ball instead of his head and the chance was missed.

The away side continued to boss the play and Ciaran Brough had a close range effort blocked before the opening goal of the contest arrived at the midway stage of the fist half.

Nathan Khan was involved in the build as he headed the ball on and it was then worked to Currie who crashed a thunderous volley into the roof of the net from 25 yards to make it 0-1.

Mountfield offered very little in an attacking sense and Rangers went on to double their lead ten minutes into the second half as Michael Simpson rose to head home from Khan’s whipped in corner.

Indeed, it could have been three five minutes later as the same two combined, Khan this time with an out-swinging corner that Simpson again got on the end of but his header was cleared off the line on this occasion.

The away side threatened further goals as another Currie delivery across the face of the goal was missed by Mark Cutler while Philip Beacom, Khan and Eoin McManus all had attempts saved by the home goalkeeper.