Deeping Rangers 0 St Neots Town 3
Saturday, 27 October 2007
Premier Division leaders St Neots outlined their title credentials with an impressive win at reigning champions Deeping.
Lee Howarth and Jon Stead went close for Rangers early on before Mark Barry struck the outside of the post after combining with Barrington Belgrave.
Belgrave gave St Neots a 20th minute lead after Barry and Arin Fehmi combined on the left.
Sam Bettinson and Richard Challinor missed opportunities to level for Deeping before the break, but on resumption it was St Neots who looked the more dangerous side.
Fehmi, Ryan Francis and Ashley Deverellall went close for the visitors while Belgrave had the ball in the home net but was adjudged to have fouled home custodian Danny Bircham.
Veteran campaigner Steve Kuhne came off the bench to make a decisive contribution after 85 minutes, latching on to a Belgrave through ball to round Bircham and slot home.
Francis was denied by the woodwork as St Neots ended the game strongly, but in time added on Belgrave held off Ben Daldy's challenge to score from a narrow angle.
Deeping: Danny Bircham, John Paul Duncliffe (Ben Daly), Scott Woods, Michael Stevenson, Dave Cornell, Lee Howarth, Mark Baines, Jon Stead, Sam Bettinson (Mark Kingston), Danny Matson, Richard Challinor (Matt Porter).
St Neots: Jon Chatfield, Jon Hoggett, Mark Barry, Mark Burrows, Garry Watts, Chris Garwell (Ivan Finch), Ashley Deverell, Danny Marlow, Ryan Francis (Jon Hall), Arin Fehmi (Steve Kuhne), Barrington Belgrave.