Rangers have top two finish in sight after win

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Deeping Rangers are just four points off second place in the UCL Premier Division after a 2-1 win at fierce rivals Wisbech Town on Tuesday night.

Ryan Oliver’s fourth goal in two games sealed the points for Tuncay Korkmaz’s side at Fenland Stadium just a week after reaching their first-ever League Knockout Cup Final.

But they are also chasing what could be Rangers’ best-ever finish in the division by finishing as runners-up behind Spalding Town.

Wisbech took the lead on six minutes through ex-Sheffield United, Notts County and Deeping Rangers striker Tony Battersby.

But Turkish tactician Korkmaz masterminded a second-half comeback with two goals in ten minutes.

First, Oliver levelled seven minutes into the second half and then midfielder David Burton-Jones grabbed what proved to be the winer on 62 minutes to put Rangers on course for what could be a fantastic end to their season.

In sharp contrast, Bourne Town’s three-game winning streak away from Abbey Lawn ended with a 2-0 defeat against top-six side Northampton Spencer at Kingsthorpe Mill.

The Wakes put up strong resistance for most of the match but two second half strikes gave the Millers victory.

Luke Stone broke the deadlock on 55 minutes when he curled a free kick just inside the post as Bourne Town’s Aaron Jesson jumped for the ball but failed to get a touch.

The outcome was settled eight minutes from time when Curtis Avery’s long throw was cleared back to him and his cross found Paul Pickering who headed home.