Stalemate in Castlebar

Mayo 1-11 Tyrone 0-14

Mayo 1-11 Tyrone 0-14

A draw ended up being a pleasing result for Mayo and Tyrone at Castlebar as it was enough for both sides to maintain their Division 1 status in the National League.

Martin Penrose, Tyrone's best forward on the day, landed his sixth point of the game to draw the sides level for the final time.

Mayo pressed early on with Andy Moran landing a '45' in the fourth minute and Aidan O'Shea blasted a goal chance off the crossbar and watched his punched shot on the rebound come back off an upright.

Tyrone hit five early wides but got back level at 0-2 apiece when Ryan Mellon and Penrose kicked points either side of an Austin O'Malley effort for the hosts.

The Red Hands took their wides tally to eight but they enjoyed a real purple patch leading up to half-time as they scored five unanswered points.

Powering into a 0-7 to 0-2 half-time lead, Mickey Harte must have been buoyed as Penrose (2), Sean Cavanagh (2) and Enda McGinley strung together those scores.

Mayo's own first half wides tally was six but they played themselves back into the game when O'Shea crashed home a 41st-minute goal.

Indeed, Mayo could have had a second goal but Tom Parsons' shot from close range was saved by Tyrone net minder Johnny Curran.

Points from Ronan McGarrity and O'Malley, who raised three white flags each in the second period, had Mayo on course for the win.

But substitute Sean O'Neill, Conor Gormley and Davy Harte kept Tyrone in contention and Penrose, a late inclusion for knee injury victim Owen Mulligan, supplied the leveling point in the last-minute.

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