Richhill battle with second-half fightback to finish on level terms in six-goal derby thriller

Richhill's Matty Wright.
Richhill's Matty Wright.

Richhill’s renaissance continued on Saturday as the villagers recovered from a 3-1 deficit to rescue a point at home to Hanover.

Two of the leading sides in Mid-Ulster Intermediate League Section B served up six goals and plenty of drama as the teams found the net on five occasions within the opening 35 minutes.

Scott McCullough produced two assists and a goal - his first allowing Chris Kerr to convert a back-post header before turning from provider to scorer to drill in number two.

Richhill had previously levelled off a Paul Duffy header.

McCullough’s measured pass then split the backline for Justin Bradley to convert.

Richhill held the second-half upper hand and closed the gap off a David Ross finish before Matty Wright’s equaliser.

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