DERGVIEW assistant Gary Simpson viewed this drawn encounter at the foot of the Bluefin Sport Championship as two points dropped instead of one gained despite a thrilling late comeback by his players.
A Matty Callaghan goal had the Derg men ahead at the break but quick-fire strikes by Mattie Henry and Darren Stewart rocked the home side on the resumption of the second half.
Dergview were wobbling at that stage but the hosts regained their composure and following a couple of tactical changes bombarded the visiting goal in the final quarter before Garth Falconer popped up with a precious equaliser five minutes from time.
In fact, Falconer almost produced a winner when he steered a Philip Wallace cross inches the wrong side of visiting keeper Conor Devlin’s left post.
In the end a draw was probably a fair outcome although Simpson believes it was a missed opportunity for his side to pick up three points.
“It’s definitely two points dropped from my point of view,” said Simpson who was taking charge in the absence of the sick and suspended Richard Clarke.
“I know we were losing the game 2-1 and scored to make it two each but still I feel it’s two points dropped.
“That said the character we showed to come back was there for everyone to see. We were the team that looked as if we could have go on and win it. The character can’t be questioned but I think the players just need to believe in themselves a wee bit more.”
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