Deeping Rangers staged a remarkable comeback to win their United Counties Premier Division game 4-3 at Cogenhoe today (September 29).
Deeping were 3-1 down with 10 minutes to play. Scott Mooney then missed a spot-kick, but atoned that for that with two goals in the final four minutes either side of a fine Dan Schiavi strike. It was Schiavi’s final appearance for the club as he is moving to the United States.
Luke Andersen had scored Deeping’s goal in the first-half. Deeping are sixth in the table, but behind local rivals Holbeach United (third) and Pinchbeck United (second) who also secured impressive victories.
Jack Smith claimed a hat-trick and Josh Ford also scored as Holbeach hammered Leicester Nirvana 4-0 at Carter’s Park, while Lee Beeson’s goal was enough to see Pinchbeck home at On Chenecks.
Pinchbeck, who won Divison One by a street last season, have now travelled a full calendar year without losing a single league game - a run of 35 matches.
Peterborough Northern Star’s impressive campaign continued with a 2-0 win at Kirby Muxloe thanks to goals from Mark Cox and Christian Le. Star are up to seventh after three Premier Division wins in a row.
In Division One Bourne bounced back from conceding 17 goals in two losses in four days by battling to a 3-2 win at Irchester, but Huntingdon were crushed 12-1 at Anstey Nomads. Scott Waumsley (2) and Scott Dore scored for Bourne.
March secured back-to-back wins in Division One of the Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties League with an impressive 3-1 success at Lakenheath. Craig Gilles, Gav Cooke and Max Mattless scored the goals.
Saturday, September 29
UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE
Premier Division: Cogenhoe United 3 Deeping Rangers 4 (Mooney 2, Andersen, Schiavi); Holbeach United 4 (J. Smith 3, Ford), Leicester Nirvana 0; Kirby Muxloe 0, Peterborough Northern Star 2 (Cox, Le); Northampton ON Chenecks 0, Pinchbeck United 1 (Beeson).
Division One: Anstey Nomads 12, Huntingdon Town 1; Irchester United 2, Bourne Town 3 (Waumsley 2, Dore).
THURLOW NUNN EASTERN LEAGUE
Division One North: Ipswich Wanderers 3, Wisbech St Mary 2 (Hutton, Goult), Lakenheath 1, March Town 3 (Gillies, Cooke, Mattless).