Down scored five goals in this thrilling Senior Two clash, but had to settle for a point as Parkview fired home five goals of their own in a superb game.

The visitors handed a senior debut to Liam Kearney and he did well, with the visiting players disappointed they could not have secured the three points up for grabs.

Down took the lead in the fifth minute when the experienced Mark Elliott held off a Parkview defender to slip the ball to Jordan Aidey who finished in style.

But Parkview were back on level terms within five minutes and before Down had time to react, the visitors trailed 2-1 after 12 minutes, with Parkview's second goal also coming from open play.

With just over 10 minutes until the interval, Down were back on level terms thanks to a superb short corner finish from the impressive Chris Taylor who has been brilliant since he returned to the side this season. Down's Mark Graham thought he had scored to give his side the lead again but his goal-bound shot was cleared off the line.

Parkview played well in parts and Down 'keeper Jeremy McCready produced a brilliant double save moments before the break to prevent Parkview regaining the lead for a second time.

Down were keen to maintain their first half momentum in the second period, but it was Parkview who scored to make it 3-2 within eight minutes of the restart.

But Down's never-say-die attitude was very much to the fore and the locals roared back to level things at 3-3 when Kearney picked out Elliott and the striker did the rest with an accomplished finish.

Down then regained the lead when Taylor scored from open play to make it 4-3, but within minutes Parkview were back on level terms once more when they scored from a short corner to make it 4-4.

It was all to play for and Parkview seized the upper hand when they made it 5-4 but any hopes they had of collecting all three points were dashed when Tate popped with a dramatic equaliser to make it 5-5.

With the spoils shared, both sides will know that in any other game where they scored five goals it would have guaranteed the win. It wasn't to be on this occasion.