DEEPING RANGERS 0 NEWPORT PAGNELL TOWN 0: Tuncay Korkmaz admitted that he was satisfied with a point against a resurgent Pagnell outfit on Saturday.
Neither side could break the deadlock at Outgang Road – which was in stark contrast to the earlier meeting between the two, which finished 8-2 to Rangers.
The draw does stretch Deeping’s unbeaten run to four games, but sees them slip 18 points behind league leaders Holbeach United.
Player/boss Korkmaz said: “It was a tough game. I must give great credit to Pagnell, they are a very decent side and the result was fair.
“I’ve not seen many better teams than them this season and would expect them to finish strongly.
“For us, a clean sheet is a big positive – but maybe we could have had a few more shots.”
Alex Beck blasted Deeping’s only real chance of the first half over, while Lewis Stone saw a second-half chance hit the side netting.
At the other end, a string of fine saves from keeper James Doughty earned the Rangers number one the man of the match award.
The pick of his saves was a stunning reflex stop to deny the lively Jared Cuniffe.
Rangers did have two great chances to win it late on, but Steve Julian’s powerful close-range effort was saved, before Dave Burton-Jones headed just over from a corner.
New signing Liam Bull, who has joined from Spalding United, was an unused substitute.
Rangers: Doughty, Tinkler, Jackson, Ashton, Julian, Holt, Lambley, Burton-Jones, Beck (Stebbing), Stevens, Stone (Deane). Not used: Bull, Evans.