RANGERS: Basement boys hold Deeping

DEEPING RANGERS 1 (Beck 28) WELLINGBOROUGH TOWN 1 (Emery pen 31): TUNCAY Korkmaz rued Deeping’s worst performance of the season as struggling Wellingborough gained a surprise UCL Premier Division point at Outgang Road.

Rangers were expected to ease to a third win on the trot on Saturday – and they looked to be on-course for another three points when Alex Beck fired them ahead after a fine Dan Evans cross on 28 minutes.

But Wes Emery, who earlier saw a penalty saved by James Doughty, levelled instantly from another spot-kick to frustrate Korkmaz and his side. Keeper Doughty conceded both penalties and was lucky to stay on the field.

To make matters worse, Nick Jackson, Simon Ashton and Beck all limped off with injuries for the hosts.

Player/boss Korkmaz said: “It was a performance, result and day I’d like to forget. I can’t remember too many worse as a manager – we were rubbish.

“It’s a fixture we should be winning, but credit to Wellingborough, they deserved it.

“I suppose it could have been worse. We take the point and move on. To have 20 points from ten games is pretty good, especially considering we’ve played Quorn twice and Holbeach once.”

Korkmaz is hoping to make at least one addition to his squad over the coming days, after losing prolific striker Michael Byrne to Desborough.

He’s made seven-day approaches for St Ives Town’s Stuart Cobb, Boston Town’s Matt Barber and Blackstones’ Ben Porter. Both Barber and Porter have played for Deeping in the past.

Deeping: Doughty, Lambley, Jackson (Ginty), Ashton (Birtles), Julian, Tinkler, Deane, Burton-Jones, Beck (Wheeler), Heron, Evans. Not used: Korkmaz.

Tonight: Deeping v Holbeach Utd (Lincs FA Senior Shield, 7.45pm); Sat: St Ives Town v Deeping (3pm).