Division One

Mattock strike late to earn a draw in thriller with St. Patrick's

St. Patrick's 1-10 Mattock Rangers 1-10

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Mattock strike late to earn a draw in thriller with St. Patrick's

Mattock Rangers' Ryan Lenehan and Jack Murphy of St. Patrick's during Friday night's Division One game in Lordship. (Pic: Arthur Kinahan)

Division One

St. Patrick's 1-10 Mattock Rangers 1-10

Mattock Rangers snatched a dramatic draw in Lordship on Friday night thanks to late goal from Ben Watters and a last-gasp point from David Reid.

St. Patrick’s looked to be on course for their third win of the campaign when they edged four points clear entering the final minutes, but they were unable to close out the game as the Collon men struck late to claim a share of the spoils.

The home side played with advantage of the elements in the first half and they made it count as they had points on the board through Cathal Grogan, Danny O’Connor and Darren O’Hanlon, before O’Connor pounced to score the first goal of the game after just nine minutes.

Scores from David Reid kept Mattock in touch, but with the help of points from Tadhg O’Connor and Martin Breen, Pat’s went in at the break with a 1-7 to 0-4 advantage.

As expected, Mattock had the better of the game in the second period and managed to reduce the deficit, but when points from Gavin Gregory and Cathal Grogan had Pat’s four clear, it looked to be all over.

However, Watters found the net to give his side hope and Reid landed a late point to secure a dramatic draw.

St. Patrick’s: Martin McEneaney; Ciarán Murphy, Dessie Finnegan, Jason Woods; Jack Murphy (0-1), Darren O’Hanlon (0-1), Eoghan Lafferty; Leonard Gray, Martin Breen (0-1); Aidan McCann (0-2), Daniel O’Connor (1-1), Evan White; Gavin Gregory (0-1), Cathal Grogan (0-2), Tadhg O’Connor (0-1)

Subs: Seán McGeough, Joseph Connor, Ross Murphy

Mattock Rangers: Mike Englishby; Alan Caraher, Shane Maguire, Seán Gilsenan; Ronan Kilbane, Terry Donegan, Adrian Reid; Daniel Bannon, Aaron O’Brien; Ben McKenna (0-1), David Reid (0-8), Ryan Leneghan (0-1); Ben Watters (1-0), James Caraher, Cathal Fleming

Subs: Cillian Hickey, Shane Hickey