RANGERS: Deeping still on target to hit their goal

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DAVENTRY UNITED 3 (Julian OG 16, Lorraine pen 33, Waldock 55) DEEPING RANGERS 3 (Burton-Jones 11 & 70, Moreman 66): TUNCAY Korkmaz is adamant that Deeping are still on course to achieve their goal for the season after this thrilling draw.

Having fought back from 3-1 down to net a point on Saturday, Rangers find themselves fifth in the UCL Premier Division ahead of their Hinchingbrooke Cup semi-final date with old foes Stotfold at Outgang Road tonight (7.45pm).

It’s now nine league games unbeaten for Korkmaz’s side, who took an 11th-minute lead through David Burton-Jones.

Daventry, who were beaten 4-3 in the reverse fixture just three weeks earlier, turned the game on its head before the break as Steve Julian put through his own net and the prolific Tom Lorraine notched.

Tommy Waldock extended their advantage early in the second half, but two goals in four minutes from Josh Moreman and Burton-Jones ensured the spoils were shared.

Korkmaz said: “There always seems to be goals galore when we play them. But if the match had gone on five minutes longer I’m sure we’d have won.

“Overall we’re still on course to achieve our goals for the season. As a team we aimed for the top six and a cup final, which is still very much in our hands.

“At the moment we’ve got pretty much everyone available and it’s showing in our results.

“Stotfold are something of an unknown to us now. A few years ago we knew them well and it was always a hard, physical game.”

Deeping: Doughty, Tinkler, Jackson, Julian, Logan, Weston (Ginty), Burton-Jones, Heron, Moreman, Beck, Gilbert (Holt). Not used: Brader.

Sat: Cogenhoe v Deeping (3pm).