Down thirds bowed out of the Strabane Cup last weekend, losing 6-2 at the hands of the PSNI.

The locals were on level terms at 2-2 within minutes of the restart, but they couldn't hang on and were disappointed that a number of umpiring decisions did not go their way, particularly in the second half.

The PSNI led 2-0 with goals from play, with forwards shooting past David Moreland to give the home side an early advantage in the cup tie.

But the visitors battled back and Willie Price scored with a bullet short corner strike to make it 2-1. Down were playing well at this stage but they were unable to get back on level terms before the interval.

But they put things right within minutes of the restart when Peter Simpson scored with a deft touch to deflect the ball past the 'keeper.

Down were on a high at this stage, but a number of umpiring decisions then left them frustrated and the PSNI scored four more goals before the end.

Down can now concentrate on their remaining games in Junior 7 and if they manage to put a run together, they could scrape one of the two promotion spots up for grabs.