Neilston Juniors and Thorniewood United played out a 1-1 draw at Robertson Park in a game that left the Farmer's Boys rueing missed opportunities.

Neilston started the game well and Allan Diack had the first chance inside the first minute, but he put his shot just wide.

The away side forced a couple of corners, but lacked the cutting edge. The hosts were next to try their luck but Johnny Logan pulled his shot wide.

Minutes later Robbie Cameron fired straight at the keeper and then Paul Young’s flick went just over the bar from Kieran McDade’s cross.

The home side took the lead in the 20th minute against the run of the play when John Paul McBride found space outside the area to send a perfect lob over James Digney into the empty net.

United had their tails up now and ex-Neilston man Chris Jackson played a one-two with McBride, and James Digney made a great save to deny Jackson's shot before McBride's effort was then cleared off the line by the impressive Paul Young.

Neilston continued to press for the equaliser with Allan Diack and Paul Young both going close.

The introduction of Danny Stoney during the interval gave Neilston a bit of life and they had the ball in the net in the opening minute of the second half when his cross found Magennis inside the box, his shot flashed across the goal for Cameron who tapped in only to be ruled offside by the referee.

Minutes later Magennis set up Stoney who shot just wide. At the other end, United’s Stefan Law blasted over the bar.

In the 55th minute Neilston missed a great chance to equalise when Magennis was clear in the box but sent his lob over the bar from Cameron’s flick on. They came close again with Diack heading just past the post from Stoney’s corner.

The Farmer's Boys got their deserved equaliser in the 85th minute when Young rose to head home Stoney’s free-kick.

Man of the match Paul Young Neilston: Digney, McDade, Geddes, Clark, Young, Stevenson (Kennedy), Magennis, Docherty, Cameron, Paterson (Stoney).

Sub not used: Orr, Payne and Storrie.

Thorniewood Utd – Barnes, Sinclair, Smith (Trailist), Hamilton, Hewitt, Welsh, McBride (S Jackson), Law, Logan, C Jackson, Bowie. Not used – Trailist & Connell (GK).