Winning is all that matters for Deeping Rangers boss

Henry Dunn controls the ball for Deeping Rangers at home to Oadby Town. Photos by Tim Wilson

Henry Dunn controls the ball for Deeping Rangers at home to Oadby Town. Photos by Tim Wilson

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The wait for a league win is over for Deeping Rangers after two months.

Will Bird’s second-half strike was enough to earn all three points on Saturday.

He ended 277 minutes of action without a home league goal for Rangers to edge out relegation-threatened Oadby Town.

Boss Michael Goode said: “If anyone had offered us a 1-0 win before the game then we we would have taken it after our run of results.

“We have actually played reasonably well at times.

“We should have won at Newport Pagnell Town and we did pretty well in the first half at Wellingborough Town.

Celebrations for Deeping

Celebrations for Deeping

“All we needed in those games was to go 1-0 up. We did that on Saturday and won the game.

“Winning was all that matters and we kept a clean sheet for the first time in three months.

“In different conditions, I think we would have seen a better performance.

“The strong wind made it almost impossible to play the way we want to.

We let ourselves down a bit but it’s hard to break out of those bad runs once you get into them.

Michael Goode

“We didn’t play that wel but we got the right result in the end.

“We couldn’t kill them off with a couple of chances and we might have won 2-0 or 3-0 with more confidence in front of goal.”

Goode admitted Deeping had been frustrated to drop down the table, having set a target of a top-four finish in the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League’s Premier Division.

He added: “We were not putting our chances away.

Will Bird's deflected drive came off the bar

Will Bird's deflected drive came off the bar

“We’ve looked at why we went on that run and we just couldn’t put our finger on it.

“We let ourselves down a bit but it’s hard to break out of those bad runs once you get into them.”

Deeping are not in action on Easter Monday as the away game against Harrowby United has been rearranged for Tuesday, April 26.

They face a trip to Yaxley on Saturday before a series of home games.

Goode said: “They are not on the best of runs either but now we’ve taken four points from the last two games and it should have been seven from three matches.”

Deeping v Oadby

Deeping v Oadby

Scott Mooney

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