Football: Tobermore United secure draw with Sport & Leisure Swifts

BATTLE... Killymoon's Roger Greer battles for the ball during last Saturday's derby clash with Tobermore Utd.INMM4713-357SR
BATTLE... Killymoon's Roger Greer battles for the ball during last Saturday's derby clash with Tobermore Utd.INMM4713-357SR

Tobermore travelled to Belfast to play a much improved Sport and Leisure side now under the guidance of ex-Bangor manager Frankie Wilson.

Leisure went ahead on 10 minutes when Corr finished well but Ryan Winton restored parity 10 minutes later with the first of his two goals.

The home side went back in front on the half hour mark with Lindsay finding the back of the net only for Steven Lyons to level things up again before the half time break.

Tobermore, already without 4 regulars through injury, had to make two changes at half time with John Henry and James McGahan replacing the injured Lyons and David Gibson.

Leisure also made a couple of changes and it was the home side that went in front again on 55 minutes after Gallaher capitalised on some sloppy Tobermore defending.

Tobermore settled again and were unlucky not to draw level when the home side cleared a goal bound effort off the line but Winton, playing a little further up field than normal, put his side back on level terms with 10 minutes to go with another well taken goal.

A draw was probably a fair result but Tobermore will feel could have wrapped it up late on with a great chance that the home keeper saved.

Tobermore United: P Wells, K Steele, A Graham, G Donaldson, D Gibson, D Stewart, G McLaughlin, S Heneghan, S Lyons, M Hughes, R Winton. Subs: J McGahan, J Henry, M Stewart.

Tobermore can take great heart going into next week’s Irish Cup game at Newforge knowing if they can take their chances they can give league leaders PSNI plenty to think about.

Saturday Dec 7th V PSNI (away) Irish Cup.

Tobermore’s Mini Soccer Centre sessions continue this Saturday at Maghera Leisure Centre. The 1 hour session start at 10am.