CUP FINAL VERDICT: Fantastic Fin-ish for Deeping Rangers

Fin Adkins-Krijgsman scores his second goal to make it 3-0. Photos by Tim Wilson
Fin Adkins-Krijgsman scores his second goal to make it 3-0. Photos by Tim Wilson
  • Lincolnshire FA Under-12 Cup final - Deeping Rangers 3 Cleethorpes Town 0

Remember the name – Fin Adkins-Krijgsman.

Who knows, he could become a star of the future at Deeping Rangers.

After hitting the post twice before the break, a second-half double secured victory after Freddie Brooks broke the deadlock in Saturday’s cup final.

Adkins-Krijgsman was an easy choice for the player-of-the-match award after a dazzling display up front.

He doubled the lead just two minutes after Brooks had volleyed home a corner at the start of the second period.

Adkins-Krijgsman showed skill, class and confidence with a twist and turn from Brooks’ pass before a left-foot finish found the corner of the net.

Trophy time for Deeping Rangers

Trophy time for Deeping Rangers

With four minutes left, he raced clear and slotted in again.

Manager Graham Fielding said: “We wanted to try that formation which had got us into the cup final and I thought that the lads stuck to the plan really well.

“We had a back-up plan – but we didn’t need it.

“At half-time, we hadn’t taken our chances and we wondered if Cleethorpes Town would change their formation.

Their efforts have been rewarded as they have only lost once all season and drawn twice.

Graham Fielding

“We looked comfortable at 2-0 and I was pleased to see us hit the target in smaller goals than we are used to playing in.

“It has been a great season in a transitional period as the boys move into 11-a-side next term.

“Their efforts have been rewarded as they have only lost once all season and drawn twice.

“We were runners-up in Division One and we lost on penalties in the League Cup.”

Freddie Brooks celebrates the first goal

Freddie Brooks celebrates the first goal

Deeping: Whiteman, Jungmann, Bartlett, Brooks, Turner, Fielding, Tarver, Zyberi, Adkins-Krijgsman. Subs: Dyson, Allan, Croxall, Barratt.

Cup winners

Cup winners

Game over

Game over

Deeping celebrate going 2-0 up

Deeping celebrate going 2-0 up

The opening goal two minutes into the second half

The opening goal two minutes into the second half