Deeping Rangers got their United Counties League Premier Division title charge back on track with an excellent 3-1 away succcess at Eynesbury Rovers on Tuesday night.
Michael Goode’s side had suffered a rare blip at the weekend when they went down to a 1-0 away reversal at Rothwell Corinthians.
But they responded in style at seventh-placed Eynesbury as Scott Coupland’s first minute opener got them off to a flying start.
Dan Schiavi then doubled Deeping’s advantage with a stunning 30-yard free kick just moments after seeing another effort hit the home upright.
Rangers started the second half in similar vein as Henry Dunn converted a Scott Mooney cross for their third goal just a minute after the restart.
Although Eynesbury reduced the arrears six minutes later from a direct free-kick, Rangers held firm for a confidence-boosting victory ahead of Saturday’s trip to Hinckley AFC in the third round of the FA Vase.
Blackstones bowed out of the League KO Cup after a 5-2 defeat in their quarter-final clash at Premier Division high-flyers Leicester Nirvana.
The hosts raced into a four-goal lead inside the opening 44 minutes before Jones de Sousa struck for Stones on the stroke of half-time.
Nirvana added a fifth nine minutes into the second half before de Sousa’s second of the night completed the scoring.