FOOTBALL: Celebration time at Sincil Bank
There were celebrations at Sincil Bank again – just 24 hours after Lincoln City had booked their return to the Football League.
Having lost the Lincolnshire FA Under-16 Cup final last season, Deeping Rangers claimed the trophy this time.
Deeping scored 29 goals in five wins on the road to the final – including a 3-0 victory over Holbeach United in the third round.
Nathan Pickering and James Pam were on target as Deeping beat Lincoln United 2-1.
Manager John Carver said: “Since last year’s final, two or three new players have joined us and they have all made a good contribution.
“We are a stronger outfit now and I thought we looked quite comfortable during the match.
“We created a few great opportunities in the first half and it was disappointing that we weren’t ahead at the break.
“They showed good resolve in the second half and it was a good performance.
“Their keeper made some saves and I thought that we controlled the ball better in the second half.
“We’re also second in the league so we can win the title with a big game coming up at Peterborough Northern Star. If we beat them, it would force a championship play-off.
We are a stronger outfit now and I thought we looked quite comfortable during the match.
“The core group have been together since under-8s and they will go into the under-18s next season.”