LEAD­ERS HELD UP

McCarey’s magic be­tween sticks earns Town a Point

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - Autumn Internationals 2018 -

ref­eree Lee Tavin­der thought not.

But just when it seemed it was only a mat­ter of time be­fore the home side broke the dead­lock, they were hit with a sucker-punch.

Ea­mon Scan­nell showed great com­po­sure to pick out Don­nelly at the back post, and he had the eas­i­est of tasks nod­ding in from close-range.

Nine min­utes be­fore the in­ter­val Gle­navon were gifted a great chance to level when sub Conall McCran­dles tripped Caolan Mar­ron in the box. But ex-War­ren­point striker fluffed his lines and McCarey bar­ley had to move to save it.

Mur­ray made up for his blun­der on 43 min­utes how­ever, when he found the net from close range after Mark Sykes’ shot across goal de­flected off Danny Wal­lace.

Two min­utes after the restart ‘Point goal-scorer Don­nelly pounced on a mishit shot by Scan­nell but was de­nied by the post be­fore half-time sub Fra McCaf­frey found him­self one-on-one with Tuf­fey but fired straight at the ex-North­ern Ire­land keeper’s legs.

Scan­nell re­acted quick­est to the re­bound but Tuf­fey saved again.

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