Dromore U15s dropped a couple of points as Newington held the hosts to a 1-1 draw on Saturday.
The U15s went into this game knowing that a win was the minimum requirement to keep pace with the league leaders.
Preparations were hampered when, for the second week runnning, the U15s could only field 11 players and this contributed to the final result.
The U15s created chances throughout the first half but just couldn’t put the ball into the net.
Sam Stewart was dictating the play from centre midfield and was instrumental in setting up the chances for his team-mates.
With some of the U15s struggling to show some composure and retain the ball, it was inevitable that Newington would get their chance to score.
Early in the second half after a poor attempted clearance from a Dromore defender, Newington punished this mistake with a clinically taken goal. The U15s knew the importance of the result and pushed as hard as they could for a goal.
As chances were being wasted, it looked like the U15s would go home empty handed.
Callum Walker again kept the team in the game with a number of fine saves, the highlight being when he was hit in the face from close range to deny a certain goal. The character of the team has been excellant in recent weeks and the U15s have got that winning mentaility so with a big push late in the game, the saviour of the day was Michael McCavitt when he scored the equaliser with only moments remaining in the match.
The game finished in an unsavoury manner with a Newington red card and the U15s didnt have enough time to get the winner.
DROMORE: Walker, Howard, Black, Scott, Shelsher, Moore, Crozier, Brush, Stewart, McCavitt and Russell.