Down dominated this Senior Two clash but an inability to be clinical in front of goal, particularly from set pieces, cost the locals dear in the end.
Jeremy McCready's side should have taken something from an encounter played on a sodden pitch if they had converted a quarter of the chances they created.
Both teams were soaked by incessant rain throughout the 70 minutes, with Down travelling without the services of Paul Tate, Mark Elliott, Jordan Aidey, Philip Brown and Paul Neill. And their absence certainly had an impact.
Down seconds walked off the pitch at the end of this Junior 6 encounter wondering how on earth they conspired to get it so badly wrong in front of goal.
The home side created a bagful of chances over the 70 minutes but could not kill off their opponents who managed to hang on for a draw.
Down started with the experienced Steven Fitzsimons at sweeper and he never put a foot wrong all afternoon, while 'keeper Owen Toner again impressed with a number of comfortable saves. The Swail twins, Ryan and Aaron, also impressed in defence.
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