Malin and Naomh Colmcille played out an entertaining draw in ideal conditions in Connolly Park on Good Friday evening.
Malin 1-10 Naomh Colmcille 1-10
The opening half was a very close affair with the sides locked on four points apiece at the interval.
Malin upped the ante in the second half and looked to be on their way to securing their first points of the campaign after Benny Fildara had fired past John Roulstone to give his side the advantage in the closing stages.
However, there was to be a twist in the tail near the end when Eddie Gillespie knocked home from close range for the Newton men, despite the fact many in the stands believing that his effort had been chalked off for a square ball.
The goal stood and the visitors finished the game in the ascendancy and knocked over the final few points to tie the game at 1-10 each.
Best wishes to Malin’s Oisin McGonigle who picked up a nasty eye injury in an accidental clash during the game.
Malin: Darragh McLarkey, Conor McColgan, Conor Farren, Ciaran McColgan, Sean Byrne, Damian Harkin, Paul McLaughlin, Conor Byrne, Sean O’Neill, Oisin McGonigle, Dan McDaid, Christopher Doherty, Conor McGeoghegan, Brendan McLaughlin, Danny McCarron.
Naomh Colmcille: John Roulstone, Mark Friel, Alex Devenney, Jason Fitzpatrick, Paul Friel, William Lynch, Bradley Doherty, Michael Lynch, Daniel Clarke, Oran Hilley, John Fullerton, Hugh O’Donnell, Eddie Gillespie, PJ McBrearty Stephen Gallagher.