Down were well ahead in this Senior Two clash before the home side staged a late rally and almost forced a draw.

If anyone had predicted the sides would share 11 goals before the game got underway they would have been laughed at, but that's exactly what happened during a pulsating 70 minutes.

The visitors took the lead in the ninth minute from a short corner which was scored by the impressive Chris Taylor from what looked like an impossible angle.

Parkview were struggling to contain Down during the early stages and Sinclair White who bagged a brace against Larne the previous week scored to make it 2-0 after 20 minutes. Taylor did all the hard work and when he teed up Sinky the outcome was never going to be in doubt.

Parkview were looking to get back into the game and scored from a short corner in the 27th minute when a reverse stick shot evaded Mark Graham in the Down goal. Both sides looked to take the lead before the break but had to settle going in on level terms.

The second half was barely a few minutes old when Mark Elliott fired Down into a 3-1 lead with a superb team goal. Skipper Jeremy McCready started a scintillating move, finding Taylor who passed the ball back to his captain who found ace marksman Elliott who produced a superb strike from just inside the penalty area.

Down's tails were up and before Parkview could muster any sort of a reaction, they found themselves 4-1 in arrears.

Gavin Ringland was the architect of Down's fourth goal. His defensive clearance found McCready who sent Taylor scampering away at pace down the right wing. He beat his marker, carried the ball along the by-line and picked out McCready who had continued his run, with the Down skipper sweeping the ball into the net.

Parkview then staged a mini comeback, scoring to make it 4-2, but back came the visitors to make it 5-2 with Taylor again involved in the goal. He picked out Elliott unmarked at the back post and the striker had the simple task of pushing the ball home.

With just under 20 minutes to go David Caldwell scored to make it 5-3, but back came Down once more and yet again Taylor was involved. He collected a Ringland pass and set off down the wing before crossing the ball into the penalty area for Ringland, who had continued his run, to score his side's sixth goal.

Parkview then scored to make it 6-4 and with just minutes to go poor defensive work allowed the home side to make it 6-5, but the visitors hung on for the win, three points and third spot in the table.