Coupland salvo fires Deeping into top five

Scott Coupland (pictured during his spell at Sleaford) scored twice for Deeping
Scott Coupland (pictured during his spell at Sleaford) scored twice for Deeping
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UCL Premier Division: Rothwell Corinthians 1, Deeping Rangers 4

A Scott Coupland double helped Rangers climb into the top five after Saturday’s UCL Premier Division clash.

Skipper Spencer Tinkler put Rangers ahead after 14 minutes to send their struggling hosts sliding towards their second successive home defeat.

The visitors’ lead was doubled by Jack Cotton three minutes before half-time.

And victory was as good as confirmed when Coupland added a third for Deeping after 71 minutes.

Dom Page did manage a consolation for Corinthians three minutes later.

But Coupland’s 15th goal of the season, with nine minutes left on the clock, completed the scoring.

Deeping Rangers: Danny Bircham, Matt Porter (Matt Carter), Tom Smith, David Burton-Jones, Jack Cotton, Luke Hunnings, Dan Flack, Spencer Tinkler, Jezz Goldson-Williams (Luke Avis), Scott Coupland, Jason Kilbride (Will Bird).

* Deeping Rangers are back home tonight (Tuesday) against Boston Town in the Lincolnshire FA Senior Trophy quarter-final after a couple of postponements.

This means the scheduled Premier Division derby with Holbeach United has been rearranged for next Tuesday.

* Deeping Rangers Reserves slumped to a disastrous 11-0 defeat to Moulton Harrox Reserves in the Peterborough League Premier Division.

Rangers Reserves were up against a team which have won every games this season and they continued that run in some style.

There were hat-tricks for Ian Bradbury and Ryan Wheeler while both Joe Townsend and substitute Oliver Maltby netted twice as Moulton made it 13 straight wins.

Rangers’ second string travel to mid-table Ketton on Saturday.

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