Football - Dynamic Deeping storm to yet another terrific trophy treble

Deeping Under 14s are pictured after winning the Lincs county cup. Picture: Caleb Carver
Deeping Under 14s are pictured after winning the Lincs county cup. Picture: Caleb Carver
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There’s no doubt about the junior football team of the season.

That honour has to go to Deeping Rangers Under 14s after they completed another terrific trophy treble - their third in four seasons.

And once again they achieved it in some style, finishing their campaign on an unbeaten note for the second season running.

It’s now over two seasons since John Carver’s boys tasted defeat.

Last month they were crowned Junior Alliance League Division One champions and followed that up with a 2-0 win over Glinton & Northborough Amber in the League Cup final.

Then this month they took on Bottesford in the Lincs County Cup final at Lincoln City and won that as well as goals by Nathan Pickering and Oliver Foster secured a 2-1 triumph.

Hot-shot Pickering finished the season with a 59-goal haul and Alfie Ferguson was on target 42 times. But Carver insists the success story is down to teamwork.

“We have a good balance in the squad - we’re strong in all areas. We don’t have a superstar,” he said.

“And all the players have a massive desire to win. They don’t need motivating even after going so long unbeaten.”

The side have been together since they were Under 7s and completed their first treble at Under 11 level. As Under 12s they ‘only’ managed to win the Junior Alliance Division One crown but as Under 13s they were unbeatable in the league, the league cup and the PFA Cup.

Next season they move into the Peterborough Youth League and Carver hopes to hang on to most of his players.

“When we started as Under 7s I had eight players and I’ve still got seven of them. It would be a shame if anyone left,” added Carver.

“However, I do know that some professional clubs are keeping tabs on a number of our lads but there have been no formal approaches at the moment . . . to my knowledge.”