IRISH LEAGUE: Late show from Crusaders earns draw at Ballinamallard

Ballinamallards Alvin Rouse  in action with Crusaders Josh Robinson
Ballinamallards Alvin Rouse in action with Crusaders Josh Robinson

BALLINAMALLARD UTD 1 CRUSADERS 1

Diarmuid O’Carroll levelled with three minutes left to earn Crusaders a draw with Ballinamallard at Ferney Park.

The Crues pressed in the first half but the Mallards defence held firm with keeper Alvin Rouse in top form.

Steve Feeney put the Fermanagh side ahead after the break with a header from Johnny Lafferty’s cross.

O’Carroll’s powerful low strike gave Crusaders a deserved draw but the champions have lost top spot and trail pacesetters Linfield by two points.