Looking back... Rangers edge closer to league title

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Carrick Rangers strengthened their place at the top of the B Division table in March 1983.

The Taylor’s Avenue side beat Banbridge Town 1-0 to remain on course for the championship.

At the time of going to print in March 1983, the team needed a maximum of 51 points to lift the title, with nine games remaining.

This figure of 51 could have dropped if Newry were beaten.

The Co Down side still had to travel to Carrick and there was optimism around Taylor’s Avenue.

The fixture programme was heavy, with the side set to play Crusaders in the first round of the Co Antrim Shield, with a tie against Glentoran to look forward to if they won.