STAFFORD Rangers threw away a two goal interval advantage and the chance of improving their play-off aspirations as lowly Frickley Athletic forced a share of six goals.
Frickley arrived at Marston Road having failed to pick up a single point in 11 away games this season and looked as though they were heading for anothe defeat as Rangers dominated the first half.
Rangers took a deserved lead on 14 minutes when Fabrice Kasiama beat his marker down the left and crossed to the far post for Christian Dacres to head home only his second goal of the campaign.
Dacres, Karl Ashton and Danny Quinn all had opportunities to increase the home lead. Kasiama then played a one-two with both Ryan Brown and Quinn and drilled a fine effort past visiting keeper Jamie Green on 35 minutes to make it 2-0.
However, the game turned on 51 minutes when a high tackle by Frickley skipper Matty Bloor on Peter Heler led to a mass brawl involving the majority of players and the outcome was red cards for Bloor and Rangers' Jimmy Turner.
After which, Rangers appeared to lose their momentum and Frickley cut the deficit through Chris Wood on the hour.
There were more shocks in store for the home side when poor defending led Jake Picton levelling.
Just three minutes remained of normal time when Rangers restored the lead. Kasiama got in a shot that was blocked and defender Luke George drove home the rebound.
Biut there was a late blow for Rangers when, in the fifth minute of stoppage time, substitute Liam Hardy headed in a corner to earn Frickley their first point on the travels this season.