Surprise win over Sports sets a new standard for Deeping
Delighted Deeping Rangers boss Michael Goode admits his side have set themselves high standards to maintain following Tuesday night’s shock 1-0 United Counties Premier Division win over Peterborough Sports.
Sports, according to many good judges, are the favourites to lift the title at the first attempt. They travelled to the Hayden Whittam Stadium with a 100 per cent winning record from four matches.
But Scott Mooney’s superb individual goal seven minutes before the break delivered a second win of the season for Deeping.
The result, and the performance, was a fillip for Deeping before their FA Vase first round qualifying tie at Walsham-Le-Willows on Saturday.
“I’m not getting carried away ,” Goo de insisted .“But we have now set a standard which we now have to maintain.
“We answered a couple of questions against Sports. I wanted us to be more ruth less at both ends of the pitch and the players certainly were.
“From back to front we defended superbly. The work rate and commitment were phenomenal.”
Sports ultimately paid the price for a sloppy first-half display. They dominated the second period, but couldn’t find a way past inspired home‘ keeper Richard Stains by.
The result capped a disappointing week for the city side who had bowed out of the U CL Cup and the FA Cup in their two previous outings.
Third-placed Sports should get back to winning ways on Saturday when they host Hunting do nina Premier Division fixture.
Deeping Reserves are also celebrating a terrific result. Goals from Antonio D el Russo and Conor Pilbeam secured a 2-1 Peterborough Premier Division success at Netherton last weekend.
The city side hadn’t lost in the top flight for 11 months.
There’s FA Vase action this Saturday for Yaxley, Wisbech Town, Bourne Town and Wisbech St Mary, as well as Deeping.
Deeping Rangers’ striker Scott Mooney scored the goal that beat Peterborough Sports.