Sur­prise win over Sports sets a new stan­dard for Deep­ing

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Sport - By Alan Swann @PTAlanSwann

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.

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