ALL SQUARE IN CASTLEDERG
Dergview and Ballinamallard United met for the third time in a fortnight but this time it finished all square.
Tommy Canning's side had won the previous two outings - the last pre-split game and then the North West Cup final - and looked like making it a hat-trick of victories when Mikhail Kennedy had fired them in front with just under a quarter-of-an-hour remaining.
That came despite the home side having been reduced to ten men a few minutes earlier when Oran Brogan had been sent off following a scuffle.
However it was to ultimately end honours even when, six minutes from time, Patrick Ferry levelled for the Mallards with a header past Patrick McGarvey.
Dergview: McGarvey, Falconer, K. Farren, Crown, C. Farren, Browne, Kennedy, McKeown, Brogan, McLaughlin, Fielding subs A. Buchanan (not used), Burns (replaced McLaughlin 68), McGinley (replaced Farren 75), McCarron (not used), Kirk (replaced Fielding 68), M. Buchanan (replaced Kennedy 82)
Ballinamallard United: Brown, Curry, Clarke, Arkinson, Banda, D. Byrne, R. Byrne, McEvoy, Stafford, Ferry, Tweed subs Ray (not used), Morris (not used), McCann (not used), McIlwaine (replaced Tweed 68), Edgar (replaced McEvoy 68), Moorehead (replaced R. Byrne 81), McKinley (not used)