PREVIEW: Premier Division title is in Deeping’s hands, Pinchbeck racking up some impressive numbers

Top scorer Scott Coupland is a key man for Deeping Rangers.
Top scorer Scott Coupland is a key man for Deeping Rangers.
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Deeping Rangers are poised to make their big push for the United Counties Premier Division title.

All the talk recently has been about big-hitters Yaxley and Wisbech, but Michael Goode’s men are arguably best placed to claim first prize in a thrilling race for top spot.

Yaxley celebrate a goal against Peterborough Northern Star. Photo: Chantelle McDonald. @cmcdphotos

Yaxley celebrate a goal against Peterborough Northern Star. Photo: Chantelle McDonald. @cmcdphotos

Deeping are fourth, but if they win their final 12 matches they will be champions barring an unlikely goal difference swing with fifth-placed Holbeach. Both are six points behind leaders Yaxley, but have four matches in hand.

“We’re just concentrating on our own games,” Deeping manager Michael Goode stated. “We started looking at how other clubs were doing before Christmas and slipped up, but we are in a great position now.”

Deeping came from behind to win 4-1 at a physical St Andrews side last weekend with top scorer Scott Coupland scoring twice, but their home match with ON Chenecks tomorrow has been postponed as have all UCL, Evo Stik and Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties games involving local clubs.

Pinchbeck United are racking up some impressive statistics as they close in on the United Counties Division One title.

Ollie Maltby’s 30th goal of the season clinched a 1-0 win at Rushden & Higham United last weekend.

Pinchbeck are now 13 points clear at the top with just nine matches remaining.

They are unbeaten in their last 19 matches and have kept 15 clean sheets in their first first season in the UCL.

FIXTURES

Saturday, March 3

EVO-STIK LEAGUE

Division One South: Postponed: Peterborough Sports v Loughborough Dynamo, Sheffield v Spalding United, Stamford AFC v Gresley.

CHROMASPORT & TROPHIES UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE

Premier Division: Postponed: Deeping Rangers v Northampton ON Chenecks, Peterborough Northern Star v Newport Pagnell Town, Kirby Muxloe v Holbeach United, Wisbech Town v Daventry Town, Yaxley v St Andrews.

Division One: Postponed: Bourne Town v Potton United, Bugbrooke St Michaels v Huntingdon Town, Olney Town v Blackstones, Thrapston Town v Pinchbeck United.

THURLOW NUNN EASTERN LEAGUE

Division One

Postponed: Debenham v March Town United, Woodbridge Town v Wisbech St Mary.