We head to Deeping as we face Rangers for the second time this month with a place in the final of the United Counties League Knock Out Cup at stake on Tuesday night.
We earnt an impressive 6-1 victory at Eynesbury Rovers in the quarter-final round of the competition before overcoming a 4-1 victory at Newport Pagnell in the second round, Adam Creaney striking twice in the first half before Jordan Orosz and Kieran Fitzgerald ensured we advanced.
Here’s everything you need to know about our opponents…
One To Watch
Picking out one player from Rangers’ array of talent is a tough task but Scott Mooney should certainly be afforded attention after scoring 29 goals in all competitions last season. The 29-year-old scored with 14 goals in 28 league games this time around.
Mooney burst onto the scene at Holwell Sports in the 2007/08 campaign and came to sign for Oldham Athletic before joining Hyde United two seasons later. He joined Corby Town and Stamford before moving to Rangers in the summer of 2015 and has since made 195 appearances for the current promotion chasers.
Last Five Meetings
2 March, 2019 – Town 4-1 Deeping Rangers – Premier Division – Emery (13), Creaney (28, 37pen), Orosz (53)
21 April, 2018 – Town 2-1 Deeping Rangers – Premier Division – Anayiotos (13), Fitzgerald (90)
30 December, 2017 – Deeping Rangers 0-0 Town – Premier Division
17 March, 2012 – Town 3-3 Deeping Rangers – Premier Division
25 February, 2012 – Deeping Rangers 4-3 Town – Premier Division
Deeping are eager to hit back after suffering defeat at Elderstubbs at the start of the month. Luke Emery scored from an early flick of the knee but we doubled on 20 minutes through Luke Creaney’s finish and his spot kick.
Daventry claimed the points through Taylor Orosz goal, before Dan Schiavi netted Deeping’s consolation with eight to go.
Deeping In The League Cup
Rangers have progressed to this stage via two away ties against lower-league opposition Huntingdon Town (5-0) and they overcame Pinchbeck United 1-0 in the second round with Michael Simpson on target.
Rothwell Corinthians also made life difficult for them last time out, Luke Hunnings had put Michael Goode’s men in control.
Other Semi-Final Tie:
Holbeach United v Leicester Nirvana