Rangers had the opportunity to go into the lead when Eamon Keenan shot narrowly past after five minutes, but increasingly Broadhurst looked threatening. Their forward struck the bar with a good long shot after 20 minutes.

Just on the half hour, Broadhurst scored the only goal of the game, after a great cross from the right wing was headed in at the far post.

In the second half Rangers dominated as one or two heads cleared from the previous night's activities.

During this period the Broadhurst goalkeeper made two excellent saves from Anthony Kennedy and Scott Steens to keep his team in front.

Both sides hit the crossbar in the last 15 minutes, but this was not to be Rangers' day.

Veteran Sean McDermott, ex-Oldham Athletic, rolled back the years to win the referee's vote as man of the match.

In the process he showed his younger team mates in blue the values of discipline and determination.

Broadhurst returned to Northwich knowing that their commitment had won them both points, the true value of which will be apparent at the end of the season.

Knutsford Rangers 0

Broadhurst 1

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