Armagh 0-8 Antrim 0-8
The Armagh minors picked up a share of the spoils against Antrim in the opening round of the Ulster Championship.
The Orchard County were hanging on by the minimum, but Antrim claimed a late score to earn a draw.
Armagh carried a three-point lead into the half time break, but Antrim clawed their way back into the game after the turnaround.
Brendan Hughes’ side defeated Antrim in the first round of the league, but couldn’t repeat that success.
The home side got off to a brilliant start, with captain Daragh McNulty landing the first two scores, one from play and one from a 45.
Niall McParland added a third before centre half back Ryan Nugent broke forward to stretch Armagh’s advantage to four.
The Saffron’s opened their account before doubling their tally to half Armagh’s leading margin to two points.
Full forward Calum Hughes got his first score of the day, but it was cancelled out by an Antrim free.
McNulty nabbed his third of the opening period to hand the Orchard a three-point lead when the half time whistle sounded. 0-6 to 0-3.
Armagh started the second half just as they did the first, as Paul Hendron slotted over his first of the afternoon.
Antrim nailed a brace, but Armagh kept the visitors at arm’s length with a score from Shea Carr.
The Saffron’s closed the gap to the minimum before firing over the levelling score with the last kick of the day.
It’s Tyrone up next for the Orchard minors. They travel to Omagh next Saturday for round two of the championship.