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Deeping Rangers and Holbeach United draw after hard-fought Uhlsport United Counties League Premier Division contest




Jordan Macleod's moment of magic made it all-square on derby day.

He earned a point for Deeping Rangers by weaving a path through Holbeach United's defence with 20 minutes left at Carter's Park on Wednesday night.

Dan Jarvis - who struck the Clarets' first-half opener from Michael Simpson's assist - fed Macleod on the counter-attack to punish the Tigers.

Jordan Macleod (15594097)
Jordan Macleod (15594097)

Jonny Lockie claimed a double against his former club by pouncing on two very different touches from keeper Lewis Elsom.

The equaliser came when Elsom tried to take a touch past Lockie, only to be left embarrassed as the striker went past him for a simple tap-in.

Just eight minutes later, Lockie knocked home the rebound when Elsom produced a top-class save from Spencer Tinkler's header following Danny Setchell's set-piece.

Lockie missed the target with a hat-trick opportunity soon after Macleod's solo effort.

Substitute Jeremiah Adams almost won it for Deeping - firing wide and then having a stoppage-time effort disallowed for offside when Macleod could have scored again.

But a point each was fair enough after a hard-fought contest which produced few chances.

HOLBEACH UNITED

4-2-3-1: Drury; Ford, Wilson (sub Braithwaite 90 mins), Tinkler, T Smith; Setchell, Jackson; Avis (sub Jack Smith 79 mins), Joe Smith, Bird (sub L Adams 73 mins); Lockie. Sub not used: Nicholson.

DEEPING RANGERS

4-1-2-1-2: Elsom; Flack, Hunnings, Davies, Andersen; Burton-Jones; Banister (sub J Adams 79 mins), Simpson (sub Coulson 65 mins); Jarvis; Macleod, Mooney (sub Sturgess 90 mins). Subs not used: Carter, Murphy.

REFEREE

Georgios Markou Nikandrou.

GOALS

Jarvis (23 mins, 0-1); Lockie (33 mins, 1-1); Lockie (41 mins, 2-1); Macleod (70 mins, 2-2).

BOOKINGS

Ford, J Adams (foul); Coulson (kicking ball away).

ATTENDANCE

191



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