McCormack adds late free to secure share of the spoils

John McCormack.
John McCormack.

John McCormack’s last-gasp free left Annaghmore on level terms with Carrickcruppin by 1-8 to 0-11 following a frantic league fixture.

Annaghmore held the upper hand for sustained spells, with early points arriving on home soil from Matthew Willis and Owen McCormack before Daniel McQuade posted long-range points.

A solid claim under pressure by Nathan McGilly resulted in Conor McCann steering over a point to hand Annaghmore control for the first time.

Shane McGeown proved composed to convert a penalty then pick out Conor McCann for a point before the break.

Carrickcruppin closed the gap early in the second half but stand-in goalkeeper Daniel McGilly was alert, including a save to deflect a penalty.

Daniel McQuade added to the margin but the visitors produced a late burst to eventually put the sides on level terms approaching the closing moments.

Daniel McGilly picked up an injury during a late scramble that left Carrickcruppin with a single point from a promising break.

Annaghmore’s final burst led to Daniel McQuade winning Padraig McKeown’s kick, with Owen McCormack feeding Daire McConville and John McCormack converting the subsequent foul.

Cycle training sessions will run each Tuesday and Thursday from 7 o’clock in the clubrooms - with spaces still available on the Club2Club Cycle planned for Sunday, July 26. Contact Michael McQuade.