QUORN 1 (Edwards 72) DEEPING RANGERS 1 (Byrne 43): TUNCAY Korkmaz declared himself happy with a point against a Quorn side he expects to be challenging for the UCL Premier Division title this season.
His Deeping side led for much of Saturday’s season opener after Michael Byrne’s stunning first-half free-kick.
Although Quorn had seen their keeper dismissed for handball outside the box just before Rangers scored, they battled back well in the second half and eventually levelled through Luke Edwards.
Dave Burton-Jones, Byrne, Harry Deane and Chris Logan all missed gilt-edged chances in Leicestershire, but Korkmaz insists a point was fair.
The player/boss said: “I’d have taken a draw before the game, so I’m pleased enough.
“Quorn remind me of King’s Lynn while they were in the UCL and they’ll take some beating. We had a number of chances and could have been further ahead at half time.
“But credit to them, they went gung-ho with ten men and deserved to get a point.
“The main positive for us is that we’re creating plenty of good chances.”
Rangers: Doughty, Lambley, Jackson, Logan, Julian, Tinkler, Deane, Burton-Jones, Byrne, Holt, Beck. Subs: Ashton, Brader, Waumsley.
• Saturday: Deeping Rangers v Shepshed Dynamo (3pm).