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MATCH VERDICT AND PHOTO GALLERY: Simply the best - Vase victory for Deeping Rangers on the road to Wembley

On this form, Deeping Rangers are unstoppable.

How fitting that Tina Turner's Simply The Best was played around the Haydon Whitham Stadium following a fantastic effort all over the pitch on Saturday.

The Clarets created history again by reaching the last 16 of the Buildbase FA Vase for the first time.

Celebrations for the Clarets
Celebrations for the Clarets

Second-half strikes from Cameron Johnson (2), Scott Mooney and Dan Schiavi knocked out Eastwood Community to keep Michael Goode's side on the road to Wembley.

They were brilliant from start to finish - even though it took just over an hour to break the deadlock.

Before the interval, Schiavi's free-kick was deflected onto the crossbar while Jonny Lockie, Dan Flack, Luke Hunnings and Mooney missed the target.

Henry Dunn and Schiavi were denied by Jake Pearson but Eastwood's keeper was given no chance when Johnson emphatically converted an assist from Dan Jarvis.


Mooney doubled the advantage with another superb finish when Hunnings nodded down Schiavi's set-piece.


Lewis Elsom protected a clean sheet with a smart save from Kieran Knight then almost immediately Schiavi wasted an opportunity to make it 3-0.


However, Schiavi raced past Pearson and slotted home then Johnson squeezed the ball over the line seven minutes into stoppage time.



4-1-4-1: Elsom 8; Flack 9, Hunnings 8, Burton-Jones 8, Andersen 8; Coulson 8; Lockie 7 (sub Johnson 54 mins, 8), Schiavi 9 (sub Simpson 88 mins), Dunn 8, Jarvis 8; Mooney 9 (sub Carter 90 mins). Subs not used: Marsden, Bircham.


4-2-3-1: Pearson; Conn, Wrenn, Hayes, Meakin (sub Smith 65 mins); Short (sub Whitehurst 69 mins), James; Knight, Bettridge (sub Allen 86 mins), Webb; Butler. Subs not used: Mitchell, Walker.


Ollie Morris-Sanders.


Johnson (61 mins, 1-0); Mooney (71 mins, 2-0); Schiavi (88 mins, 3-0); Johnson (90 mins, 4-0).


Dunn, Hayes, Knight, Johnson, James, Webb (foul); Meakin (failing to retreat 10 yards at free-kick); Butler (deliberate handball).




Dan Flack - tough decision with so many fantastic performances all over the pitch but the right-back was magnificent. He had key role defensively and going forward.


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