TAYLOR MILES admits he was delighted to score two past the team who released him in the summer.
The Concord midfielder, 19, hit a brace as the Beachboys saw off St Albans with a 3-1 win in front of a bumper 675 crowd on the club’s Community Day on Saturday.
It means Rangers are now ten undefeated in the Vanarama South – but it also meant a lot to Miles for a more personal reason.
The West Ham Academy product said: “I was there in pre-season as St Albans in close to where I live, so it was a good option for me.
“But they told me I was not good enough for them and let me go.
“It was just great to get the chance to play against them on Saturday, so to then score two against them was an extra great feeling.”
Miles, who also had a good loan spell with Concord last season, will now look to add to his four goals already this campaign when Rangers go to Maidenhead United on Tuesday evening.
He said: “I’m really enjoying my football here and it is nice to get a few goals, including a couple of very decent ones.
“Last season when I came here I was played a bit deeper in central midfield, but at the moment Danny Cowley has put me in the hole behind the strikers.
“I was at West Ham from the age of 14 and mainly saw myself as a holding midfielder in front of the back four, but I am really enjoying playing a bit further up the field at the moment.
“Danny always gets his tactics spot on and we’ll be as prepared as we can to get another good result at Maidenhead.”
* An incredible £1,560 was raised on Saturday for Concord’s chosen charity, the Indee Rose Trust, and the club would like to say a huge thank you to everyone for all of your support.