Late strikes see United miss out

A LATE rally saw Deeping Rangers share the points in their away clash against Daventry United.

In a fast-paced encounter at Communications Park, Daventry went behind after 11 minutes with a goal from David Burton-Jones.

But the visitors’ joy was short-lived as they gifted Daventry an own goal on 15 minutes which levelled the scores.

The Motormen nearly went into the lead minutes later following a good move which started back in defence.

But their final effort went wide of the post.

This signalled a period of intense pressure from the Daventry attacking line-up as they sensed another goal was on the cards.

The breakthrough came when Daventry were awarded a penalty kick on the half-hour for a foul in the area.

And the ever-reliable Tom Lorraine fired in the spot kick to give them the advantage at half-time.

Both sides came out for the second-half firing on all cylinders and there was plenty of goalmouth action at both ends.

Daventry extended their lead 10 minutes into the second-half with a goal from Tommy Waldock after a period of intense pressure.

But the visitors refused to give up the fight and they came back into the game with a goal from Josh Moreman in the 66th minute.

Daventry worked hard to hold off an eager Deeping attack but an impressive goal from Burton-Jones minutes later saw both sides have a share of the spoils.