Goldson-Williams hat-trick inspires Deeping Rangers win
Deeping Rangers came out on top against Desborough Town
for a tenth season in a row as their blistering start blew away the visitors in an easy 4-0 victory.
A goal from Jordan Avis and first half hat-trick by former Bourne Town striker Jezz Goldson-Williams effectively had the game wrapped up by half time.
Manager Tuncay Korkmaz said: “It is good to see the team developing with the new and young players growing into UCL players.”
Rangers won this game within 10 minutes as a three goal burst left Ar Tarn reeling and Deeping showing a good response to the previous week’s reverse against Pagnell.
Deeping opened strongly and scored in the second minute - Jamie Graham played Tom Smith free and he tried his luck from long range to see the ball touched on by Adam Scotcher into the path of Jordan Avis who took a touch and slid the ball past the advancing Richard Lavin in the away goal.
Before Desborough could settle Rangers increased their lead and this time young Avis was the provider, he won the ball and played in Goldson-Williams who took a stride into the box and hit his shot into the far corner
It got worse for shell shocked Ar Tarn on 7 minutes when, from an Avis corner, home skipper David Burton-Jones saw his header saved by Lavin only to drop where in the scramble Jezz Goldson-Williams was on hand to force the ball over the line.
Desborough steadied and worked themselves into the game but all their efforts were resisted by resolute defending by the home side and in reality Ar Tarn rarely threatened the home goal.
Rangers continued to offer the attacking threats, Smith sent Scotcher free, he cut into the box to see his shot take a wicked deflection and go the wrong side of the post, Avis had a sublime touch to release Goldson-Williams whose effort was weak when he should have made his hat-trick.
A rare threat on the home defence came when a long ball was headed towards his keeper by Dan Flack only to see the ball drop short forcing Dan Bircham to produce a good punch clear only to see the ball fall to Ar Tarn’s Aidan Bradshaw whose control of the ball was stopped by a strong tackle by Flack - sadly that was the end of Bradshaw’s game as injury forced him from the field.
With the first half into the sixth minute of additional time Rangers completed the scoring - Graham’s free kick was met by Burton-Jones who saw his header parried by Lavin where Jezz Goldson-Williams was again on hand to stab the ball home confidently for his hat-trick.
Rangers came out brightly for the second half and looked to extend their lead but the lack of a good final pass too often saw the opportunity evaporate as the game drifted into a stop start stalemate where both goals were rarely threatened.