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FOOTBALL: 'We need to raise our standards every week' says Clarets boss

Deeping Rangers manager Michael Goode wants a repeat of Saturday's display to deliver consistency.

Second-half strikes by Jordan Macleod and Scott Mooney put them 2-1 up - only for AFC Sudbury to force a replay.

Goode said: "Normally we are really good at managing the game instead of giving the ball away like what happened on Saturday.

Deeping Rangers v AFC Sudbury
Deeping Rangers v AFC Sudbury

"At 2-1, we needed to soak it up and hang on. So it's disappointing that we conceded again.

"We always try to play with a rhythm and pattern but maybe that wasn't the right pass at the right time.

"It was a very open game with the best football we've played so far this season.

Deeping Rangers v AFC Sudbury
Deeping Rangers v AFC Sudbury

"AFC Sudbury are a young side but they are a good footballing team with lads from acadamies plus a couple of older heads.

"They are a mid-table Step Four side and we knew they would have more possession than ourselves.

"We had three really good chances before they scored a quality goal.

"We came out in the second half and tried to be more aggressive by shoving our full-backs higher up the pitch.

"We won more second balls and created chances. In the end, we didn't have enough pressure or even a set-piece to win it.

"We were the better side in terms of being more effective and having more chances.

"After our recent results in the league, that sort of performance against a good side shows that we need to raise our standards every week - not just for the FA Cup."

The winners of Tuesday’s replay will be away to Hendon in the second qualifying round on September 21.


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