Deeping Rangers boss reflects on ‘highs and lows’ after FA Vase exit

Michael Goode
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“Sickening” was how manager Michael Goode described the extra-time goal which sent Deeping Rangers out of the FA Vase.

After missing a series of chances to win the tie, they seemed to be heading for a replay until Tom Daniels got the late winner which sparked wild celebrations for Great Yarmouth Town.

Goode said: “I don’t think we could have done more.

“The first half was very scrappy but I was pleased as we were well in the game.

“Then we had four or five chances in the second half plus more in extra-time.

“They only got behind us a couple of times and we kept a good shape defensively with our discipline.

“We created more chances and their keeper made saves.

“Then with two minutes to go there could have been a couple of tackles made to stop the player who ran 25 yards before bending his shot into the net.

“That’s football – but it’s sickening.

“We did it to Leek Town in the FA Cup replay with late goals.

“We were so close at Great Yarmouth to at least taking them back home for a replay which would have been a totally different game.

“Those are the highs and lows.

“We have gone away to a good side at Step Six who are in top form so that was a tougher draw than facing a side from our level.

“It’s a game which we should have won or taken a 0-0.

“Now we have to pick ourselves up for the UCL Knockout Cup game away to Desborough Town on Tuesday night.”