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Deeping Rangers FC
Desborough Town
Tue 30 Jan 19:45 - League Full time

Tom's belter inspires Rangers to late late win

Rangers needed another late show to overcome a strong Ar Tarn side, with the decisive goal coming ..

in the 5th minute of added time, as for a long period of the match it looked as though the visitors would inflict a first home defeat and ‘double’ of the season on their hosts.

Desborough took the lead on 10 mins, Leo Adams sent a kick from his own half into the home box, Jason Turner’s flick fell for the arriving Will Arnold to apply the finish from 6 yards.

The lead was nearly doubled, Jason Kilbride’s loose pass allowed Ar Tarn to find Tatras Petranyuk, his low shot being well taken by home custodian Richard Stainsby.

Deeping were starting to get some momentum to their play, skipper David Burton-Jones thrust forward, exchanged passes with Scott Mooney to shoot low where Chris Jones was down well to make the save.

Dan Flack’s deep kick into the visitor’s box saw both Luke Hunnngs and Burton-Jones narrowly short of getting touches.

Burton-Jones played a great ball to split the Town defence, Flack collected to drive low into the goal are where Jones saved with his legs at the post, Tom Smith picked out Henry Dunn, his pass freed Kilbride to drive into th Ar Tarn box for Liam McInally to coolly collect and dispel the danger.

Town saw a Andy Hall corner sail through the home goal area without a touch being applied.


Half Time – Deeping Rangers 0 Desborough Town 1

Rangers were close again, Charlie Coulson’s delicate ball was over Sam Walpole to allow Flack another raid down the right only to see Adams nick the ball as Mooney was looking to pounce.

A poor refereeing decision saw Flack penalised, and yellow carded, Adams sent the free kick into the home box for Petranyuk to have a free header wide of the target, Chris Hollist’s loose ball was seized on by Arnold, he sent Turner free where the cross was taken well by Stainsby.

Dunn combined with Kilbride, his pass to Scott Coupland was returned to cross low to bring Jones into action again.

Despite having the better of things Rangers were struggling to threaten Jones’ goal directly, Dunn weaved his way in the box to get in a low cross that flashed across the face of goal and away, Dunn’s pass allowed Flack another raid to bring a flying save from Jones from the cross, the follow up saw Hollist blast goalwards to fizz past the post.

At Tarn’s Arnold shot on the turn but straight at Stainsby.

Rangers levelled on 84 mins with Smith’s first goal of the season. Sub Michael Simpson won the ball, picked out Smith just outside of the box, he threaded his way to find space to blast against the underside of the bar into the net.

With time almost up The Clarets were claiming another goal, Dunn’s ball to the near post saw Dan Schiavi get a touch that Jones somehow scooped off of the line and away, Schiavi’s corner was flicked on by Kilbride for Hunnings but the effort was off target.

Deep into additional time the winner arrived, Schiavi’s corner was met by Burton-Jones, his first effort rebounded for him to smash the ball home from 6 yards on 90+5 to the delight of everyone non Desborough related.

Town almost snatched an equaliser, a long punt into the home box saw Hall marginally short of applying a touch to finish.

Another win for Rangers, the result lifting them to 2nd in the table!


Full Time – Deeping Rangers 2 Desborough Town 1


Deeping Rangers: 1. Richard Stainsby, 2. Dan Flack, 3. Tom Smith, 4. David Burton-Jones (Capt.), 5. Luke Hunnings, 6. Chris Hollist, 7. Charlie Coulson (15. Dan Schiavi – 72), 8. Henry Dunn, 9. Scott Mooney, 10. Scott Coupland (14. Michael Simpson – 83), 11. Jason Kilbride

Subs (not used): 12. Louis Hamilton, 16. Jonny Clay, 17. Danny Bircham


Desborough Town: 1. Chris Jones, 2. Aidan Bradshaw, 3. . Sam Walpole, 4. Liam McInally, 5. Leo Adams (16. Conor Bird – 52), 6. Ryan Bell, 7. Tatras Petranyuk, 8. Will Arnold, 9 Jason Turner (Capt.) (15. Louis Martin – 90+1), 10. Andy Hall, 11. Liam Boath

Subs (not used): 12. Aaron Davies, 17. Glyn Davies


Referee Cliff Mills
Assistants: Damon Powell and Paul Dobbs

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