Aidan McCauley (43)
Dean Stewart (45)
Neil Lamont (87)
Gareth Breslin (90)


Tiarnan Rafferty (12)
Kyle Beggs (17)
Tiarnan Rafferty (23)
Kyle Beggs (47)


Moyola Park boss Mervyn Pattison watched his side surrender a three-goal lead (Picture: Tony Hendron/


Moyola Park raced into a commanding three-goal lead early in the first half.

Tiarnan Rafferty opened the scoring on 12 minutes with a lob over 'keeper Andy Findlay after intercepting a poor Gareth Breslin backpass. 

Then, four minutes later, Kyle Beggs made it 2-0 after exploiting a gap in the home defence before Rafferty added a third on 23 minutes with a finish into the bottom corner from a counter attack.

But Tobermore came storming back with two goals just before the break. Aidan McAuley reduced the deficit on 43 minutes with Dean Stewart then grabbing a second on the stroke of half-time with a close range tap in.

However Beggs stretched Moyola's lead again early in the second half after a burst of pace took him clear of the defence.

McAuley might have reduced the arrears once more just after the hour only to fail to convert from the spot.

United staged a grandstand finish to ultimately secure a share of the spoils.

On 87 minutes Neil Lamont pulled it back to 4-3 with a spectacular overhead kick from inside the box.

Then, right at the end following a period of pressure, Breslin connected with a corner to knock home the equaliser.

Tobermore United: Findlay, S. Lamont, Harkness, P. Keane, Breslin, Stewart, Brown, McAuley, N. Lamont, Laughlin, Doherty subs Gillan (not used), Kearns (not used), Healy (not used), G. Keane (replaced Stewart 78), Winton (replaced Harkness 71)

Moyola Park: B. McAuley, McCartney, McQuillan, McNamee, McAllister, Hudson, Beggs, Young, Rafferty, O. McAuley, J. Paul subs Harris (replaced McQuillan 73), McWhirter (replaced McNamee 64), McClure (not used), Robinson (replaced O. McAuley 77), Farniok (not used)

Referee: Barry Monaghan

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