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Clarets face Boston for the second successive match

Deeping Rangers will be aiming to continue their four-pronged assault for honours when they lock horns with Boston Town again on Saturday.

The two sides clashed at the Haydon Whitham Stadium on Tuesday night when the Clarets ran out 2-0 winners after a late goal double secured their place in the semi-final of the Lincolnshire Senior Trophy.

Having already booked their place in the semi-finals of the League KO Cup last week and currently enjoying a record-breaking run in the FA Vase, the Clarets make the trip to Tattershall Road on Saturday aiming to maintain their place among the United Counties League Premier Division’s leading pack.

But, despite their hosts being second-from-bottom in the table, Deeping manager Michael Goode believes his side – who are unbeaten on their league travels this season - will face another difficult test as they target a hat-trick of wins over the Poachers this season.

Billy Stubbs misses Saturday's match due to injury. (5989347)
Billy Stubbs misses Saturday's match due to injury. (5989347)

He said: “The performance was pretty good on Tuesday night, but it was frustrating that we didn’t get ourselves one or two goals up earlier.

“It’s about having that patience to just keep plugging away and playing in the same way and you’re hoping then that the reward will come because you’ve created chances.

“We wanted to start strong because we had a plan in our head to get in a position to rest a few players but, as always, it didn’t work out like that.

“The idea was to bring some of the boys off and give them a bit of a rest because we’re in two semi-finals after Christmas now plus the FA Vase.

“We’re still in three cup competitions going into the New Year and I don’t think that’s happened at the club for a long time.

“We’re in a good position, but we’ve got to go to Boston and play them again on Saturday which isn’t ideal for either side.

“We don’t know what sort of side they will have out. I recognised a few of their names on Tuesday, but it’s difficult to predict.”

Centre-back Billy Stubbs will miss Saturday’s match through injury, but is expected to return for the home derby with Pinchbeck United the following weekend.

Frontman Jonny Lockie will also be back in the Rangers squad after being cup-tied for the midweek match which saw former Peterborough United youngster Mohammed Hamza make his Deeping debut as a second half substitute.

Hamza, who has also featured for Rangers’ reserve side this season, has been playing recently for Peterborough Sports Development in the Peterborough League Premier Division.

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