Invermen maintain unbeaten run after Warrenpoint draw

Nov 13, 2020 | Archive

Larne kept up their unbeaten start to competitive action this season after coming from behind to draw 1-1 away to Warrenpoint Town.
It was a game Larne started and finished well, but the hosts were good value for their point.
The first real opportunity of the evening came on 16 minutes and it produced a top drawer save from Conor Devlin. Town full-back Colm Deasy left fly from the right flank, close to 30 yards out, and with the ball looking destined for the top left corner Devlin turned the effort away for a corner, at full stretch.
Two minutes later the home side came even closer to the opening goal, when Kealan Dillon’s teasing free-kick from the left saw Ryan Swan flick his header onto the post, before the ball was cleared to safety.
The deadlock was broken on 59 minutes when home skipper Francis McCaffrey picked up the loose ball in midfield before playing a one-two and skipping past the Larne defence to slot home.
After a number of substitutes Larne began to take more of a grip on the game, and were level 10 minutes later.
One of those substitutes, Marty Donnelly, floated in a corner from the left, which was headed up in the air by Town defender Danny Wallace. The ball eventually spun towards goalkeeper Gabriel Sava and he punched into his own net, under pressure from Davy McDaid and Josh Robinson.
The Invermen pushed for the winner and came close to grabbing it when Tomas Cosgrove’s pinpoint cross from the right was met by the John Herron, but his effort was too close to Sava as it ended honours even.

Warrenpoint Town: Sava, Deasy, Ball (Cowan 37), Wallace, Gallagher (McVeigh 11), McCaffrey, O’Connor, Hutchinson, Knox (Carroll 69), Swan, DillonSubs not used: Coleman, Mullen, Carney, Carson

Larne: Devlin, Watson, Robinson, Herron, Hale (Donnelly), McDaid, A. Mitchell (Randall), Wade Slater (McMurray), Cosgrove, Hughes, Jarvis
Subs not used: C. Mitchell, Kelly, Scott, Lynch

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