BENNY Igiehon netted a late equaliser to earn Finn Harps Reserves a draw with Bonagee United in the Ulster Senior League.
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Pictures by Joe Boland, North West Newspix
There were only seven minutes left when Igiehon popped up. A new signing with Ollie Horgan’s Harps just before the Covid-19 lockdown, Igiehon got on the end of a through ball to finish past Bonagee ‘keeper Eugene Ferry.
That goal cancelled out a stunning strike by Bonagee midfielder Ryan Rainey in the first half to announce the return of USL football in style.
The game was preceded by a minute’s silence in memory of Bonagee United Club President Hughie Green, who passed away recently.
Stephen Doherty flashed an early opportunity across the Bonagee goal, with the home side clearing for a corner.
Rainey headed against the goal frame when he connected with a free kick soon after.
However, then former Wolves player wasn’t to be denied four minutes later. Rainey’s sized up the target and sent a cracking strike past the helpless Tom McDermott in the Harps goal.
Igiehon fired into the side-netting just before half time as Harps – who had senior boss Horgan among their management tonight – looked for a way back.
The second half was a tame affair with little in the way of goal mouth action or incident. That was until Igiehon pounced to level things up on 83 minutes.