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Rangers set their sights on historic treble

Deeping Rangers Under 18s will be aiming to complete an historic treble on Friday night.

The Outgang Road side have already completed a Thurlow Nunn League double after following up their title triumph with a cup final success last weekend.

They defeated AFC Sudbury on penalties and will now face the same opposition on Friday in the play-off final at Diss Town.

The successful Clarets side are the only team from the area to ever win the Thurlow Nunn Youth League and cup double after beating Peterborough Sports to the Thurlow Nunn West title last month.

Things can get even better for them if they can win the play-off and manager Leigh Porter has hailed the achievements of his young guns.

Porter said: “What the lads have achieved has been fantastic and all the credit should go to them.

“We made some avoidable errors in the final and went 2-0 down early in the second half, but the character and belief in the squad is superb .

“They were unlucky not to hold on to the 3-2 lead they battled for against what was a very good side from a step four full time academy that were virtually all second years.

“As a management trio we’ve been privileged to be able to work with such a talented bunch of young players.

“We’ll do what we always do, go back to Diss on Friday, prepare the very best we can and give it another go.

“We now know we are capable of competing against a very good side and will take confidence from that and look to improve on our last performance.”

Rangers won 5-4 on penalties in the cup final with Scott Waumsley converting the crucial spot kick to secure their success.

They had gone into the cup clash boasting a 100 per cent record in all competitions, scoring more than 130 goals during the season.

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