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McMillan rescues a point for leaders

Super-sub David McMillan claimed a late leveller as leaders Dundalk earned a precious point at the Showgrounds last night.

McMillan came off the bench to claim the equaliser five minutes from time after Danny North's penalty had pushed the hosts into a deserved half-time lead.

The goal was enough to maintain Dundalk's advantage at the top, as Rovers ended the game with 10 men after Alan Keane was red-carded for a second bookable offence.

Dundalk had possibly their best chance of the first half inside the opening two minutes.


Darren Meenan intercepted after some sloppy defensive play from the home side and teed up Kurtis Byrne in space at the edge of the box, but the attacker pulled his shot to the wrong side of the post.

The opener arrived on 31 minutes as Rovers continued to impress in attack. Some neat interplay at the edge of the box resulted in an opening for Zayed, who skipped into the area and was taken down by Andy Boyle's rash tackle.

Boyle was booked and North stepped up to calmly place the ball just inside the right-hand post.

Dundalk got the leveller when Dane Massey swung in a cross and McMillan was unmarked in the area to head home in the 86th minute.