Two Melville United players are heading to the capital to join Men’s National League club Miramar Rangers.
Defender Luke Searle and midfielder Ryen Lawrence have signed for Rangers whose head coach will be former Hamilton Wanderers coach Kale Herbert.
Main photo: Kale Herbert … has taken over as head coach at Rangers. Photo: Shane Wenzlick / Phototek.
Searle (26) was used sparingly by Melville in last year’s Northern League campaign but the C-Licence coach was a key member of the club’s youth team set-up.
Lawrence (19) became a first-team regular last season, scoring five goals in the Northern League and four in the National League
Searle and Lawrence become the latest recruits from the Waikato after the earlier signing of defender Joe Harris (29) from Hamilton Wanderers.
Other new players joining Rangers for the upcoming Central League season are Jonty Roubos, Blake Inder, Seb Barton-Ginger and Blake Chandler.
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Rangers have confirmed the re-signing of Sam Mason-Smith, Andy Bevin, Spencer Cameron, Michael Kennedy, Hunter Wilson, Harry Chote, Jake Harris, Tiahn Manuel, Jack De Groot, Liam Wood and Scott Midgely.
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