DEEPING RANGERS 6 KEMPSTON ROVERS 3: Deeping’s incredible scoring spree continued with another big win on Tuesday night – with Kempston the latest side on the receiving end.
Josh Moreman got the ball rolling with two goals in as many minutes (21 and 22), before Mitch Griffiths (37), skipper David Burton-Jones (39) and Matt Heron (45) fired Rangers 5-0 up at the half-time interval.
Griffiths added a sixth for Tuncay Korkmaz’s side seven minutes into the second period, but Rovers did grab consolation strikes through Dale Hamilton (55), Jermaine Ivy (88) and Manny Richardson (pen 90).
The late strikes mattered little though, as Deeping made it 13 league games unbeaten to stay a point clear at the top of the UCL Premier Division.
Korkmaz said: “It was fairly comfortable for us, although it was a shame to concede a few late goals. Luckily, that lapse in concentration didn’t cost us this time.
“But I can’t blame the lads, it was game, set and match at 3-0 really. I still think Kempston are a good side, they just had a few missing last night. We’re approaching a tough run of games now, but it’s looking increasingly likely that the teams at the top will be well clear by Christmas.”
The start of what promises to be a tough seven days for Deeping sees them visit third-placed Cogenhoe United on Saturday (3pm), before a trip to improving Wisbech Town on Tuesday (7.45pm).
Their week then concludes with a home clash with high-flying Huntingdon Town on Saturday week (3pm).
Korkmaz should be able to welcome back striker Ryan Oliver to the squad, while Lewis Stone, Ciaran Holt and Nicky Young are approaching full fitness.
The former UCL Premier Division championship-winning boss added: “Our run up to Christmas is pretty tough, but we’ll not approach the games in a different way.
“If we stick to our guns, we’ll be fine.”
Deeping: Doughty, Flack, Parker (Holt), Tinkler, Cartwright, Burton-Jones, Griffiths, Ginty, Beck (Odain), Heron, Moreman (Stone).