DEEPING Rangers go into tomorrow’s FA Cup clash against Leek Town without skipper Adam Weston.
Weston received hospital treatment for a facial injury sustained during Rangers’ FA Vase victory at Ollerton Town last weekend.
Rangers boss Tuncay Korkmaz described the game, in which Kev Gilbert, Matt Heron and Mark Jones scored for Deeping, as “horrendous”. Weston was knocked out and a brawl at the end of the game resulted in three red cards – two for Ollerton and one for Rangers’ Matt Evans.
Korkmaz said: “It should have been a routine game but it needed a decent referee. The conditions were poor with one of the worst refs I have ever seen. It was horrendous.”
The Deeping boss’s views on the 40th minute incident led to him being banished from the sidelines.
Weston had to be stretchered off after a sickening clash of heads with Ollerton’s Annable. The Deeping’s bench and players felt the Ollerton man was to blame but the referee only awarded a free-kick. Korkmaz’ half time protests resulted in his dismissal.
Once Weston had been stretchered off, play restarted 10 minutes later, with Mark Jones lifting a long range shot over the keepers head to give Rangers a deserved lead.
In the second half, Heron and Gilbert made the result safe late on.
After Saturday’s battle at Ollerton Deeping beat Sleaford Town 2-0 in the UCL League Cup on Tuesday in more normal circumstances.
Deeping Rangers: Doughty, Evans, Jackson, K Jones, Tinkler, Weston (Fenton), M Jones, Burton-Jones, Battersby, Heron, Gilbert (Moreman). Subs not used: Julian, Oliver.