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Sixth successive victory as Clarets continue winning streak

Deeping Rangers roared to their biggest away win of the United Counties League Premier Division campaign after a 5-1 success at Harborough Town on Tuesday night.

It was a sixth successive league victory for Michael Goode's charges who moved level on points with second-placed Rugby Town while having a game in hand.

Dan Schiavi scored twice for Deeping on Tuesday night. (6722836)
Dan Schiavi scored twice for Deeping on Tuesday night. (6722836)

Goode said: “It was a really good win.

“The weather was pretty poor on the way over there but, with it being on a 3G pitch, we knew the game would be on and we wanted to play because we relish playing on those sort of pitches.

“It would have been an awkward proposition if we’d been on a grass pitch, but the set-up is magnificent at Harborough now.

“We had quite a few difficult moments and it wasn’t really a 5-1 game, but we took our chances at key times and our extra quality came through.”

It took Rangers just a minute to break the deadlock when Dan Schiavi slotted home a cross from Scott Mooney.

After the same combination had gone close to doubling Deeping's lead, they added the second after 27 minutes with another Schiavi strike.

Henry Dunn then netted the third two minutes later with a thunderous strike which rattled into the home net off the underside of the crossbar.

However, the midfielder sustained an ankle injury while scoring his 13th goal of the campaign which forced his substitution and means he will miss Saturday’s trip to Wellingborough.

Harborough reduced the arrears after a bright start to the second half as Aaron Preston crossed for Callum Milne to convert.

However, Rangers regained control with a fourth after 76 minutes as Mooney headed home a Schiavi corner.

Dan Jarvis then wrapped up the five-star victory for the Clarets with their final goal in the last minute following good work from Schiavi as Rangers remain unbeaten on their travels in the league this season.

Goode added: “We had been winning games a couple of months ago without really hitting any sort of form.

“We hadn’t really clicked. We were winning a couple of games and then nose-spinning again with defeats against Eynesbury, Oadby and Pinchbeck.

“We have had a really difficult month after playing nine games and the response to the defeat against Pinchbeck has been brilliant.

“Everyone is chipping in with goals and we’re approaching every game the same way.”

Deeping: Elsom, Flack, Andersen, Burton-Jones, Hunnings, Jarvis, Dunn (Simpson), Coulson (Brown), Mooney, Schiavi, Lockie (Johnson).

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