A LATE equaliser by substitute Conor McCullagh helped new boys Strule United mark their top-flight debut by claiming a point against the highly-fancied Enniskillen Rangers at Donnelly’s Holm.
As the clock ticked down and with a narrow defeat looming large on the horizon, McCullagh swooped to secure a share of the spoils.
A throw-in on the right was flicked on by Kevy McAleer, the excellent John McPeake helped the ball into the danger zone and McCullagh was in the right place at the right time to side foot home.
In fact, Strule almost snatched outright victory at the death when McAleer swapped passes with McCullagh to fire inches over.
In the end a draw was probably the right outcome although it was Michael Kerr’s visitors who began on the front foot.
However a number of excellent saves by Strule stopper Niall McCrory ensured that the sides remained on level pegging at the interval.
Rangers though looked the more likely and on the resumption of the second period they seized the advantage.
David Crozier instigated an attack from deep, Christopher Currie cut inside and his reverse pass opened the door for Andrew Johnston to fire past McCrory’s left hand.
Shortly afterwards Niall McAleer rang the changes with Jonny Winser, Daniel Parkinson and McCullagh coming off the bench to good effect.
And it was that man McCullagh who saved the day with his precious late equaliser.
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