Depleted side fights for point

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A DEPLETED Deeping Rangers held on to draw 4-4 against Wellingborough on Tuesday.

A combination of suspensions and injuries meant that boss Tuncay Korkmaz was forced to re-shuffle his side after a disastrous outing to St Ives no Saturday where they lost 6-0.

Mark Jones opened the scoring on Tuesday evening but the visitors levelled before half-time.

Wellingborough then took the lead after the break but Steve Julian, Matt Heron and Matt Jones put Rangers in a winning position before two goals in the final 10 minutes forced them to share the points.

Rangers had one player sent off and lost three others to injury on an horrendous afternoon on Saturday.

The Deeping side were one down when Julian was red-carded just before the break.

Goalkeeper James Doughty hobbled off with an ankle injury soon afterwards.

Full-back Nick Jackson had to take over between the sticks and Deeping ended up finishing with just nine men after Spencer Tinkler completed a catalogue of injuries.

“It was an absolute disaster,” said Korkmaz. “We only had nine fully fit players before the game but ended it with five.

“My aim is to get through the next two without any injuries.”