DEEPING RANGERS 2 (Holt 60, Stevens 75) BOSTON TOWN 1 (Borbely 3): RED-HOT Rangers stretched their unbeaten UCL Premier Division run to 15 games with a controversial victory on Saturday.
Having fallen behind to an early strike from Lori Borbely at Outgang Road, Deeping hauled themselves level on the hour through Ciaran Holt’s 20-yard cracker.
Recent recruit Ash Stevens then jumped off the bench to notch his second in three games since rejoining Tuncay Korkmaz’s side to wrap up the points 15 minutes from time.
But the controversy came when Deeping led 1-0, with keeper James Doughty saving a Gary Bull penalty moments after surviving what looked like a certain red card for bringing down a clean-through Borbely in the box.
Player/boss Korkmaz said: “We haven’t had much luck at all this season, but we certainly got a fair bit here.
“We could easily have had our goalkeeper sent off and been 2-0 down, but luckily he only received a yellow card and was able to save the penalty.
“Putting Ash (Stevens) on was the obvious thing to do at half-time as we hadn’t shown a lot in attack. Thankfully he helped us get the win and keep our good run going.”
Having won their last six, Deeping are in the box seat for a fourth-placed finish.
Deeping: Doughty, Tinkler, Jackson, Logan, Julian, Weston, Holt, Burton-Jones, Beck (Stevens), Heron, Moreman (Brader). Not used: Ginty, Gilbert, Pascu.