LSL Senior Sunday
Conor Delahunty hit a 94 minute leveler as Newbridge Town took points off the reigning champions and pushed their undefeated league run to six games on Thursday night.
St Mochtas had fought back from a goal down to take midway through the second half, but just when it looked like they were going to close the gap on leaders Killester United to two points the Kildare side struck to snatch a point.
The result leaves three teams Bluebell United, who drew with Malahide on the same night, St Mochtas and St Patricks CY all on 20 points effectively in joint second, while newly promoted Newbridge are two points behind with games in hand on two of the four teams above them.
After a relatively open start Newbridge midfielder Sean Byrne broke the deadlock on 10 minutes, the former Bluebell and Sacred Heart midfielder celebrated his LSL select call up with a powerful half volley finish.
Newbridge took over for a spell, but the hosts began to wrestle the ascendancy back and after a number of half chances and a Keith Dunne effort off the woodwork they leveled.
Alan McGreal pounced come goal mouth scramble time to put the ball home and ensure it was all square at the break.
Mochtas attempted to stamp their authority after the turn around and dominated for 20 minutes, but despite coming close from Dunne and Gavin Kearney they went into the last 30 mintues on level terms.
However, on 67 minutes they managed to take the lead when Philip Hughes picked up the ball, kept his composure and found the top corner from just inside the area.
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Both sides shared half chances over the next 20 minutes or so, but just when it looked like Mochtas were about to bank three points Delahunty popped up with the equaliser.