BLACKSTONES 1 (Scotcher 27) DEEPING RANGERS 1 (Heron 10): RANGERS were left to rue a costly Chris Logan error as Stones stole a Boxing Day point.
Matt Heron fired Tuncay Korkmaz’s side into a deserved tenth-minute lead at Lincoln Road, as Deeping threatened to run riot in the traditional festive UCL Premier Division clash.
But Logan’s sloppy backpass allowed Adam Scotcher in to level soon after – and that’s how it stayed.
Deeping player/boss Korkmaz said: “We’re disappointed. We dominated the possession and created the chances but didn’t win.”
It was all one-way traffic early on, with Kev Gilbert and Heron both going close to breaking the deadlock.
Deeping finally broke through when a splendid Josh Moreman pass picked out Heron, who notched his 15th of the season.
The only Blackstones attack of the half saw Scotcher level, but Rangers were instantly back on the attack with Moreman denied by Lee Crockett and Adam Weston hitting the bar.
After the break it was a pretty scrappy affair, with five players booked.
Neither side managed to fashion any clear-cut chances, leaving Deeping downbeat with just a point against a Stones side currently flying high in the top six.
Rangers: Doughty, Evans, Jackson, Logan, Tinkler, Weston, Jones, Burton-Jones, Gilbert (Ginty), Heron, Moreman. Not used: Julian, Simpson, Brader.
• Tomorrow: Deeping v St Ives (7.45pm); Tuesday: Deeping v S & L Corby (7.45pm).