Marc McConnell (82)


Samuel McIlveen (20)


Samuel McIlveen opened the scoring for Ballyclare (Picture: Philip Magowan/


Dergview and Ballyclare Comrades shared the points on offer from this Bluefin Sport Championship clash at Darragh Park.

Ballyclare had hit 15 goals in their last two outings, and began this game in similar fashion after 20 minutes when Samuel McIlveen found the net with a free-kick just outside the area which crossed the line towards the top corner despite being caught by home keeper Ruairi McElroy.

It might have been 2-0 early in the second half but McElroy did well to turn Fra Nolan's half-volley around an upright while, at the other end, Ben McCauley was called into action to tip an Andrew Sproule effort over.

Dergview continued to press for the equaliser but had to wait until the 82nd minute to get back on level terms when substitute Marc McConnell touched the ball home from the edge of the box after Graham Young had delivered a cross from the right.

Dergview: McElroy, M. Buchanan, Falconer, Maxwell, D. McNulty, Burns, A. Sproule, Young, Ad. Buchanan, Smith, Wallace subs McConnell (replaced A. Sproule 56), Doherty (not used), McGeehan (replaced D. McNulty 73), Callaghan (not used), I. Sproule (replaced Ad. Buchanan 75)

Ballyclare Comrades: McCauley, Woods, McIlveen, McQuitty, Nolan, McNeill, Willighan, Beggs, Henry, Doey, Donnelly subs McCune (not used), J. Dobbin (not used), C. Dobbin (replaced McNeill 80), Tully (replaced Willighan 62), Hegan (not used)

Referee: Niall Gallagher

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