Deeping Rangers let lead slip twice in a week to draw

Action from Yaxley v Deeping Rangers football EMN-160204-181855009

Action from Yaxley v Deeping Rangers football EMN-160204-181855009

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Deeping Rangers recorded a pair of draws this week to make it four games unbeaten in the UCL Premier Division.

On Tuesday night Rangers drew 1-1 with Sleaford Town at the Haydon Whitham Stadium with both goalscorers coming back to haunt their old clubs.

Ex-Sleaford captain Scott Coupland put Deeping ahead in the 38th minute with his 25th goal of the season however the hosts were pegged back by one of their former fan favourites.

Ryan Oliver struck his 24th goal of the season after 53 minutes to earned Sleaford a share of the spoils.

On Saturday a two-goal lead was thrown away by Deeping as they finished 2-2 at Yaxley with both teams finishing with 10 men.

Yaxley’s fightback to share the spoils would have pleased Andy Furnell on his managerial debut.

Ryan Semple put Rangers ahead eight minutes in and things looked bleak for Yaxley when Scott Coupland’s 24th goal of the season, a spot-kick after 26 minutes, doubled the advantage.

The Cuckoos had Wayne Morris red-carded but the 10 men were back in the game after 74 minutes with a goal from Tom Carroll.

Dan Cotton’s 33rd goal of the season, an 80th-minute penalty, earned a point.

Deeping had Spencer Tinkler sent off as they too finished with ten men.

Next up Deeping host AFC Kempston Rovers in the league on Saturday before taking on PNS in the Hinchinbrooke Cup semi-final on Tuesday night.