SKERRIES Harps completed their Division 2 league campaign with a hard-earned draw with Kilmacud Crokes last Saturday afternoon in a clash that was switched to the Bray Emmetts grounds.Harps came away with a share of the spoils but the point dropped could be costly as they chase that last precious play-off spot. Skerries went into the game with a much depleted squad with both team captain Donnacha Reilly and Bryan Cullen unavailable due to work commitments, while both Graham Cullen and Kevin Dalton were ruled out through injury. The magnificent facilities in Bray should have made for a fast open game but a keen crossfield breeze and a low, blinding sun hampered both teams on the day. Harps opened the scoring through Paul Cashman and while Crokes were reduced to fourteen men following a red card offence, they nonetheless led 0-5 to 0-4 at the break. And as is often the case, the side with reduced numbers upped their game and for most of the second half they managed to maintain their slender advantage. At times this was down to the visitors sloppy play as Skerries surrendered some cheap possession while also registering a series of wides. Harps were not helped by the early loss after the break through injury of Eoin McGinley who had been playing particularly well up to that point. This unbalanced the Skerries team but to their credit they kept plugging away and despite hitting the woodwork on two occasions, they were to eventually level proceedings through Harry Dawson with 20 minutes to go. However as Skerries went in search of a winner, they coughed up possession too easily allowing their hosts to break up field to regain the lead. But with time almost up, the ball was worked out to Dawson who kept his cool superbly to kick the equaliser. Harps had time for just one further attack but the referee saw fit to blow up as the ball reached the Harps forward line. The draw leaves Skerries in fifth place on score difference but with Kilmacud having three back matches in hand. Harps may yet regret the points dropped in the drawn away games with Cuala, Peregrines and now Kilmacud. However, with a very young side and the prospect of one or two players progressing from this year's minors, the team management of Charlie Redmond, Paul Donnelly and Mick Conway can look forward with confidence to next season. SKERRIES HARPS: Alun Cullinan; Ronan Walsh, Ross McGarry, Eoin McGinley; Rory Newsholme 0-1, Johnny Garrett, Jack Smith; Collie Daly, Mark Boylan; Conor Garrett, Harry Dawson 0-5, Barry Davey; Eoin Ellis 0-1, Mark Kirwan, Paul Cashman 0-2. Subs used: Dylan McNamee; Ronan O'Sullivan, Conor O' Brien and Kevin Cashman.