Killymoon Rangers 3 Annagh United 3
KILLYMOON followed up their impressive 3-0 win over Coagh United with a thrilling 3-3 draw with Lurgan Celtic at a bitterly cold Mid Ulster Sports Arena.
The home side have pulled away from the drop zone thanks to their impressive home form and both sides played their part in an end to end 3-3 draw.
Killymoon opened the scoring when Johnny Young delivered a superb cross from a corner. The ball was flicked into the path of Gareth McGaw, who thundered the ball home.
Annagh responded superbly and they equalised on seventeen minutes. Boyce nipped in front of a marker to score from an Annagh free kick.
The away side were proving tricky to deal with from dead ball situations. Their obvious height advantage was causing Killymoon all sorts of problems.
Annagh had another chance to take the lead from a free kick but much to the relief of the home side, the ball ricocheted off the foot of the post and was cleared for a throw.
Killymoon must have thought that the danger had passed but from the resulting throw in, Boyce pounced on the ball on the edge of the box and fired home to make it 2-1 to the visitors.
The ‘Moon could well have gone in level as Young made a darting run down the flank and his cross was missed by both Ally Young and Smith.
Whatever boss Brian McGarry said at half time obviously had an impact on the home side. Ally Young nodded home from a pin point cross from his cousin Johnny.
Killymoon were in the ascendancy as they went in search of third. Gari Crooks saw his long range effort tipped over the bar and Harkness forced an excellent stop from the Annagh keeper from the resulting corner.
Annagh grabbed the lead against the run of play with a goal on the 82nd minute. From yet another long throw, Francis McCann converted at the back post.
Killymoon threw caution to the wind and replaced McElhatton with Cameron Stewart. This move reaped dividends as Killymoon equalised with just two minutes left. Stewart slotted home after an excellent Killymoon move to give the hosts a well deserved equaliser.