Korkmaz focuses on a top four spot after Rangers put nine past sorry Sleaford

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Tuncay Korkmaz wasn’t entirely satisfied despite his Deeping Rangers side winning 9-0 at home to Sleaford Town on Saturday.

“I’d give up some of the goals to have taken three points against Peterborough Northern Star a few days before,” said the Rangers boss.

“It was one of those days. It was a difficult first half but once we got going we really got going and they were all good goals.

“Every single one was well taken in its own right but the first was key. It made a difference.”

Rangers sit fifth behind St Ives, Holbeach, Quorn and Spalding and Korkmaz said Deeping’s next challenge is to break into the top four – the UCL’s version of the Champions League.

Matt Heron opened the scoring midway through the first half but it wasn’t until after the break that the floodgates opened.

Sleaford collapsed in the second half as Rangers ran riot with eight unanswered goals.

David Burton-Jones doubled the home lead two minutes into the second half with a close range finish and six minutes later Alex Beck rounded the goalkeeper to add a third.

Scott Ginty put his name on the scoresheet four minutes past the hour mark.

Deeping then rattled in three goals in three minutes with substitute Ash Stevens scoring on 71 minutes, Ginty after 73 and Stevens again a minute later.

Harry Deane fired in off the post from 20 yards before Stevens made it nine and rounded off his own hat-trick after 83 minutes.

Dan Evans hit the woodwork as Rangers pushed for double figures.

Deeping: James Doughty, Alex Beck, David Burton-Jones, Scott Ginty, Matthew Heron, Ciaran Holt, Nick Jackson, Steven Julian, Lawrence Lambley, Christopher Logan, Spencer Tinkler. Subs: Harry Deane, Dan Evans, Ash Stevens.

Rangers Reserves won 6-4 at Oakham United in the Peterborough and District League.

Matthew Simpson scored a hat-trick and Ryan Birtles, Jezz Goldson-Williams and Anthony Graves were also on target.

Deeping Reserves host Kig’s Cliffe tomorrow.