Eight-goal Rangers find their shooting boots

Deeping Rangers manager Tuncay Korkmaz Photo:  SG250812-TW
Deeping Rangers manager Tuncay Korkmaz Photo: SG250812-TW
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Deeping Rangers boss Tuncay Korkmaz hailed his side’s 8-2 hammering of Newport Pagnell on Saturday as “one of the best” in his time as a player or manager.

Deeping had managed just 23 goals in their previous 13 outings but they left Pagnell - who were ahead of Rangers going into the game - shellshocked on Saturday, to move above them into fifth spot in the United Counties League Premier Division.

Korkmaz’ side were four goals up in the first quarter of an hour and, although they eased back on the goal rate, there was never any danger that their hosts would deny them three points.

“It was certainly a good result,” said Korkmaz. “One of the best that I’ve experienced as a player or manager, especially when you consider the opposition.

“It was one of those days when they were not as good as they can be and we seemed to sore with every chance we had.

“We had been playing well in previous games but we were not scoring enough of our chances.”

Alex Beck scored five on Saturday, Ash Stevens bagged a hat-trick and Korkmaz is becoming spoilt for options up front.

“We have Beck, Stevens, Scott Ginty, Matt Heron is back from injury - we have a lot to offer offensively.

“We are on a par with last year’s form but this year’s fixtures have been harder. It’s a good place to be right now.”

Stevens began the early onslaught, scoring after just five minutes. Beck doubled Deeping’s lead three minutes later and Stevens rounded off his hat-trick in the 14th and 17th minutes.

Sam Maude pulled one back for Pagnell on 35 minutes but Deeping pulled further ahead in the second half.

Beck scored again on the hour, completed his hat-trick after 73 minutes, and after Joel McCormick had reduced the deficit, added his fourth and fifth late on.

Deeping Rangers next match is at Sleaford Town on Saturday, followed by the visit of Peterborough Northern Star to Outgang Road on October 30.