First Team

Deeping Rangers first team play in the Premier Division of the Eagle Bitter United Counties League.  Last season, under new manager Tuncay Korkmaz, they were league champions. They went 29 league games before suffering their first defeat. Also for the first time they won through 2 rounds of the FA Cup. And manager Tuncay Korkmaz was chosen as the Eagle Bitter United Counties Premier Division Manager of the season – not bad for his first season in management.

“The Local”  Newspaper’s Sports Awards Nominees 2007 have been published, and Deeping Rangers have two nominations. Deeping Rangers have been nominated in the category of Team of the Year for winning the UCL Premier Divison. Tuncay Korkmaz has been nominated  in the category Manager/Coach of the Year. To help us win both of these awards please vote for them both by either buying the Local and filling in the coupon, or telephoning them on 01778 425876, or email them at: the local@jpress.co.uk

Rangers recent away record is impressive with 15 goals in 4 games after a 4-1 win at Potton. This followed a 5-1 win at Newport Pagnelll and  a 6-2 win at S&L Corby which sandwiched a 0-0 draw at neighbours Bourne. They drew their last home game against high flying Boston 2-2  and before that won 2-1 home against Raunds Town. Previously they had   just 1 win (a 3-0 win at home to neighbours Holbeach), 2 draws and 3 losses Their next league game is at Potton on Saturday 20 October.

In the FA Vase they had been given byes through the preliminary rounds due to their league championship last season, and so entered at the first round  at home to Woodbridge, and lost 1-2 after Woodbridge scored in the 89th minute!

In the FA Cup they easily won their extra preliminary round tie at home against Lincoln Moorlands Railway by 5-0. They then drew 0-0 at home to Dereham who had produced the biggest winning margin in the extra preliminary round with a 12-0 home win against Fakenham! A Danny Matson goal after just 2 minutes secured a 1-0 win in the replay at Dereham. They then lost 0-2 at Bury Town. So for second year running they fell at the third hurdle.

Rangers had played 5 pre season friendlies, winning 2 (Deeping Sports, and Peterborough Sports), drawing one (Hollwell Sports), and losing 2 (Grantham and Stamford –  both of whom play in higher leagues to Rangers).

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Premier Division

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Pts

1 Boston Town 9 7 0 2 13 8 21
2 St Neots Town 10 5 3 2 27 11 18
3 St Ives Town 9 5 2 2 18 11 17
4 Newport Pagnell Town 11 5 2 4 20 15 17
5 Stotfold 7 5 1 1 16 9 16
6 Desborough Town 7 4 3 0 13 7 15
7 Wellingborough Town 2004 9 4 3 2 13 10 15
8 Stewarts & Lloyds Corby 10 4 3 3 23 22 15
9 Long Buckby 9 3 5 1 18 12 14
10 Blackstones 7 4 1 2 12 10 13
11 Cogenhoe United 9 4 1 4 17 17 13
12 Deeping Rangers 9 3 3 3 15 10 12
13 Holbeach United 8 3 2 3 11 11 11
14 Yaxley 8 3 2 3 15 17 11
15 Northampton Spencer 7 2 3 2 7 8 9
16 Potton United 11 2 3 6 17 24 9
17 Wootton Blue Cross 9 1 5 3 14 16 8
18 Sleaford Town 7 1 2 4 11 15 5
19 Bourne Town 9 1 2 6 14 24 5
20 AFC Kempston Rovers 10 1 2 7 10 37 5
21 Raunds Town 9 0 2 7 16 26 2

 

Executive Committee Members

Chairman : Graham Mason
Vice Chairman : Kevin Davenport
Secretary : Haydon Whitham
Treasurer : Paul Smith
Head of Coaching & Development : Jason Chatham
Junior Section Chairman : Alan Smith
Junior Section Vice Chairman : Dave Dorward
Junior Section Secretary :Mel Reeve
Maintenance : Dave Holmes
Commercial : Ade Davenport
PR/Media : Andrew Bowell
Sports & Social Club : Stephen Haynes

 

Team Members

Tuncay Korkmaz

Nickname: Tunch, Age: 35
Position: Player Manager
Lives: Peterborough
Previous Clubs:
Rushden & Diamonds, Cambridge City, Spalding, Wisbech, Yaxley
Footballing Idol: Dennis Bergkamp

Dave Simpson

Nickname: Simmo, Age: 46
Position: Assistant Manager
Lives: Market Deeping
Previous Clubs: None
Footballing Idol: Kenny Dalglish

Michael Goode

Nickname: Goodey, Age: 30
Position: Assitant Manager
Lives: Market Deeping
Previous Clubs: Bedford Town, Yaxley, Bourne
Footballing Idol: Stuart Pearce

Danny Bircham

Nickname: Birch, Age: 24
Position: Goalkeeper
Lives: Peterborough
Previous Clubs: None
Footballing Idol: Mark Tyler
Sponsored By: BWA Driver Services

Matt Porter

Nickname: Ports/Carlos Alberto, Age: 21
Position: Right Back/Centre Back
Lives: Deeping
Previous Clubs: None
Footballing Idol: Roy Keane

Scott Woods

Nickname: Woodsy, Age: 25
Position: Left Back
Lives: Northborough
Previous Clubs: Northampton
Footballing Idol: Ryan Giggs

David Cornell

Nickname: Corny, Age: 22
Position: Centre Back
Lives: Market Deeping
Previous Clubs: Deeping Sports
Footballing Idol: John Terry

Lee Ellison

Nickname: Elly, Age: 24
Position: Midfield
Lives: Peterborough
Previous Clubs: Wisbech Town, Boston Town
Footballing Idol: Eric Cantona
Sponsored By: Newflame

John Paul Duncliffe

Nickname: JP, Age: 25
Position: Right Back
Previous Clubs: Peterborough United, Yaxley
Footballing Idol: Cafu

Michael Stevenson

Nickname: Stevo, Age: 24
Position: Midfield
Lives: Melton Mowbray
Previous Clubs: Bourne Town, Holwell Sports
Footballing Idol: Chris Waddle
Sponsored By: BWA Driver Services

Andy Ellis

Nickname: Rocket, Age: 20
Position: Left Midfield/Forward
Lives: Deeping St James
Previous Clubs: Crowland
Footballing Idol: Ryan Giggs

David Cobb

Nickname: Cobby, Age: 26
Position: Left Midfield
Lives: Hampton
Previous Clubs: Wisbech Town, Soham
Footballing Idol: Joe Cole

Sam Bettinson

Nickname: The Beast, Age: 23
Position: Forward
Lives: Melton Mowbray
Previous Clubs:
Boston Town, Grantham Town, Holwell Sports, Bourne Town
Footballing Idol: David Beckham

Danny Matson

Nickname: Stilleto Kid, Age: 23
Position: Forward
Lives: Boston
Previous Clubs: Peterborough United, Boston Town
Footballing Idol: David Ginola
Sponsored By: The Roe Group

Lee Howarth

Nickname: The Bear, Age: 39
Position: Defence
Previous Clubs:
Peterborough United, Mansfield Town, Barnet,
Boston United, Stevenage, Kettering, Bedford Town
Footballing Idol: Frank Worthington

Mark Kingston

Nickname: Kingy, Age: 25
Position: Right Midfield
Lives: Peterborough
Previous Clubs: Yaxley
Footballing Idol: Teddy Sherringham

Ben Daly

Nickname: None, Age: 24
Position: Midfield
Lives: Netherton
Previous Clubs:
Footballing Idol: Steven Gerrard