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South Antrim Ladies First XI were held to a 2-2 by Parkview on Saturday, despite being ahead twice.

It was a late goal that denied them the win after Steph Neil and Rachel Sullivan had both found the net on a day when Erin Rennie put in a storming performance.

The ladies began the match steadily, making good passes from midfield to the forward line and were first to score when Steph Neil picked up a ball in the circle and pushed it past the Parkview keeper.

The South ladies continued to dominate the first half with excellent runs from Morgan Muir and Player of the Match Erin Rennie, however, Parkview intercepted a loose ball and managed to slip it into the hosts’ goals to level the scores before the break.

South came out determined in the second half and Rachel Sullivan put the home team back into the lead with a perfectly executed short corner.

Again the home side dominated proceedings and despite what they felt were some tough umpiring decisions, continued to pressure the Parkview defenders.

However, Parkview managed to place one more in the back of the net during the last five minutes, resulting in a draw at full-time.

That meant the final score was 2-2 with Erin Rennie getting player of the match.

The club send many thanks to Mark Glover for umpiring and Tony Creen at Belfast Ice Bath for sponsoring the Ladies First XI home game.

Also at home this week, South Ladies Seconds managed a 2-1 win over Owls and the Thirds took three points at home on Friday night.