Nolan nets for Rathfriland U17s but Markethill deny hosts all three points

Rathfriland Under 17s before their game against Markethill Swifts.
Rathfriland Under 17s before their game against Markethill Swifts.

Rathfriland U17s drew 1-1 with an unbeaten Markethill Swifts at Iveagh Park on Saturday morning.

The hosts took an early lead after Ryan Byrne hit the post and the rebound was tapped in by Nolan Greenan. Rathfriland created more chances but failed to capitalise on these.

Markethill regrouped after their half-time talk and began to put Rathfriland under pressure. Markethill were soon rewarded with an equaliser.

It was a nervy end to the game for both sides as chances were created at both ends of the pitch. In the dying seconds, Markethill were awarded a corner and from this, the ball ended up in the back of the net.

Fortunately for Rathfriland, the referee adjudged that the ball had gone out of play and the goal was disallowed much to the relief of Coaches Allen, James and Miceal.