MORETON Rangers' difficult start to the 2023/24 campaign continued on Tuesday evening as they were beaten 3-2 by the 10-men of Long Crendon. 

Moreton went into the game on the back of four straight league defeats following Saturday's 4-0 thumping at Clanfield.

But an early red card for Tyler Lloyd handed them a golden chance to end that run against a side that were without a point so far this season. 

But despite going ahead, the 10-men visitors managed to claw their way back into the game before going on to secure a 3-2 victory to further dampen the mood at Moreton.

They are second bottom of the Hellenic League Division One with just three points from a possible 18 and it already looks as if it could be a long season for Rangers. 

Whilst it will have been an incredibly frustrating evening for the hosts, Saturday was more of a one-sided affair against a Clanfield side who have set the early pace in the division with 13 points from 15.

They made a fast start against Moreton, with Nathan Kimber taking one lovely touch before finishing past the keeper and giving Clanfield the lead after 13 minutes.

Moreton managed to keep the early league leaders out for the remainder of the half but two quick goals after the break ended the contest.

Kimber grabbed his second two minutes into the second-half before burying a 60th-minute penalty to round off his hat-trick and secure the points for his side. 

Tom Taylor made it 4-0 a couple of minutes later with a powerful strike into the roof of the net.

They now have a break from league action until September 1 when they host Shortwood United.