Deeping Rangers progressed into the third round of the Lincolnshire Senior Trophy after they came back to beat Harrowby United 2-1 last night (Tuesday) thanks to a brace from David Burton-Jones.
Deeping will host Holbeach in the next round of the competition.
Rangers were the dominant side in the first half but they failed to make it count on the scoreboard, going in a 0-0 at half time.
Matt Heron had the first opening of the match after he was set free by a Tom Smith pass but Heron fired wide of the mark.
Jordan Avis’ radar was better tuned and he directed a well position shot on target but Jack Drury in the Arrows’ goal was a match for it and saved the effort at full stretch to the delight of the home fans.
Avis looked to be Deeping’s main goal threat and he was lucky not to be on the score sheet when he saw his shot rebound off the foot of the post, and he was then thwarted by Drury again, and Burton-Jones could only blast the follow-up shot against the crossbar.
At which point Rangers could have been forgiven for thinking it was not their night.
However the pressure was all on the home side and Rangers started the second half in the same manner, going about close as you can get without scoring twice shortly after the interval. First Heron finally beat goalkeeper Drury with a header from a corner but his effort was cleared off the line.
Then Joe Braithwaite got on the end of a ball with a powerful header which had everyone beaten but it crashed against the crossbar.
Then in the 58th minute Deeping’s failure to convert was punished and Harrowby took the lead when Lee Shaw beat the defence to shoot low and hard past Danny Bircham in the Rangers’ goal.
However Deeping did not have to wait long to be back level; Burton-Jones curled a free kick around the defensive wall and into the next just five minutes later.
The winning goal again involved the woodwork, which will need a new coat of paint it battered so often on Tuesday. In the 69th minute Heron got on the end of a deep Scott Ginty’s corner but he could only direct his shot onto the post however this time Burton-Jones was on hand to make sure and bundled the ball over the line.
But sides traded blows in the final moments but Deeping held on for the victory.
Deeping: Danny Bircham, Dan Flack, Matt Holland, Spencer Tinkler, Joe Braithwaite, David Burton-Jones, Tom Smith, Scott Ginty (Jamie Sharpe), Jordan Avis, Matt Heron, Chris Logan (Matt Carter).
Harrowby: Jack Drury, John Currall, Tom Vorley (Shaun Daykin), Jack Whyley, Ryan Smith, Joe Clarke, Callum Atkinson, Liam Jaques (Sam Weatherstone), Lee Shaw, Martin Wormall, Scott Webb.