Down thirds produced a battling performance at Hillsborough last weekend to grab a well deserved point against Lisnagarvey sevenths.

But they also had a chance to mount the perfect smash and grab raid when skipper, Trevor Lennon, had a glorious opportunity to claim all three points. But he rushed his shot at the vital time and the chance was gone.

The visitors, who fielded the impressive Jordan Wade, played well, with Gary and Philip Brown causing problems for the home defence.

At the other end, Robert Hagan produced a number of fine saves to keep his side in the game, while full backs Chris Ferguson and Clifford Lennon also drove forward when the need arose. David Ferris was another of Down's top performers on the day.

While they had to settle for a point, Down produced a good performance on which they can build on over the rest of the season.

They have a number of games in hand over the teams immediately above them and will be hoping to secure one of the two promotion places up for grabs.

Meanwhile, in the Strabane Cup, Down thirds have been drawn against PSNI thirds. No date for the fixture has yet been announced.