Roslea 1-10 Belnaleck 2-07

Roslea and Belnaleck couldn’t be separated in their final fixture of 1A of the Club Players' Competition as both sides picked up a point at Shamrock Park.

It was the travelling side’s first point of the campaign having lost their opening three games.

A bottom-place finish means Belnaleck will face Derrylin this Friday in their play-off game.

Manager Daniel Kille said after the game: “We are looking forward to Friday night as we are improving with each game we feel as a group.

"It's a home game for us and even if it's one point that's up for grabs, it's a very important game for us to seek our first win of this campaign.

"In saying all this, Derrylin have provided much difficulty to us in the past season and with the results they have been showing this year I can't for one minute think it's going to be any different.

"We will give it a real go and hopefully, we can get the positive result we will be aiming for.”

Ciaran Murphy’s Roslea will take on Devenish in the third-place game, a team that they will be familiar with after facing them in the Division Two league decider and the Senior Championship relegation game last year.

“Disappointing overall,” Murphy said on Friday’s game. “I suppose our league position didn’t change, so, loads of improvements we can make and a big game now on Friday against Devenish which we are looking forward to.”

The teams went level into half-time with the score 0-05 to 0-05 as they went point for point in a close contest with neither side giving much away.

Bryan Owens, Garvan Quigley and Glen Treacy grabbed Belnaleck’s points while Niall Cosgrove, Adam Treanor and Darragh Flanagan pointed for the home side.

Roslea then broke into a five-point lead early in the second half as Niall Cosgrove found the net and Shane McMahon and Caolán Rooney pointed.

They then stretched the lead to six points after a quiet scoring spell in the game.

Belnaleck pulled a point back before a well-worked team move saw Shay Gibson finish low to the net for a much-needed goal with Owens then adding another point.

Rooney made it a two-point lead with a mark from a tight angle but the visitors again bounced back with another goal from youngster Eamon Greene after a super finish to the bottom corner.

Treanor would grab the leveller close to the end to make sure both sides shared the spoils as Belnaleck were also relieved to watch a last-minute 45 travel wide.