Rangers face toughest test

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DEEPING Rangers face one of their biggest tests of the season tomorrow with the visit of Evostik League side New Mills to Outgang Road in the FA Cup.

The Stockport side have been one of the early pacesetters in the EvoStik First Division South but Rangers go into the preliminary round tie in hot form themselves.

Fresh from dispatching another higher league side in the last round – they beat Belper 2-1 – Deeping thrashed Kempston Rovers 6-1 last weekend.

They went ahead after just three minutes against Rovers and Josh Moreman’s strike opened the floodgates.

Three minutes later Mark Jones’ drive from just outside the penalty area dipped to deceive Dan Green in the visitors’ goal.

And the turnstiles were still clicking to admit latecomers when, on 11 minutes, Phil Draycott popped up to head home for Kempston.

Undaunted Rangers continued to press.

Moreman scored his second from a free kick on 13 minutes and he had wrapped up his hat-trick inside 25 minutes.

Mark Jones made it 5-1 in the 35th minute.

The second half became more scrappy in high wind and Jones missed out on hat-trick, failing from the penalty spot before George Cox added Rangers’ sixth late on.

Deeping boss Tuncay Korkmaz said: “There wasn’t a scruffy goal among the seven we saw. It was a game full of great finishes.”

Rangers: Doughty, Evans, Jackson, K Jones, Tinkler, Weston, M Jones, Gilbert, Oliver (Battersby), Heron (Burton-Jones), Moreman (Cox).

Man of the match: Josh Moreman

Deeping kick off against New Mills at 3pm.