FOOTBALL: Rangers return to form while Blackstones suffer

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DEEPING Rangers returned to winning ways with back-to-back victories this week – but Blackstones’s miserable run goes on.

Stones are second bottom of the United Counties League Premier Division after their ninth straight defeat in all competition on Tuesday, when they lost 5-1 at Spalding.

Steve Burns was on target from 30 yards for Stones in the 56th minute but by that time they were already four goals down.

Franny Green bagged a 22-minute hat-trick for Spalding with Dan Cotton and Tom James also on the scoresheet.

There was more joy at Outgang Road however where Deeping Rangers put a three-match losing run behind them.

Rangers beat Boston Town 2-1 on Tuesday courtesy of Matt Heron’s last-minute winner, side-footing home to earn Deeping all three points for the second time in four days.

Heron’s winner came after Boston’s Ollie Pinner had headed the hosts level late in the game.

Harry Deane had opened the scoring with a beautiful curling effort from the edge of the penalty area in the 44th minute.

On Saturday, Harry Deane’s strike was enough to beat Long Buckby away from home.

Blackstones hope to return to winning ways at home to Cogenhoe United tomorrow, while Rangers host Wellingborough Town. Both games kick off at 3pm.

Rangers then face Holbeach United, for the third time this season on Tuesday, in the Lincolnshire Trophy.