Unfortunately Stratford slipped behind for the second time in the game just before half-time as Helliker let a loose cross slip in at his near post.

At the start of the second-half, Stratford found themselves 3-1 down as once again Old Sils were able to profit from some loose defending and a couple of lucky deflections.

The deficit was soon halved as a Greg Ricketts’ thunderbolt was deflected beyond the Old Sils keeper. With 10 minutes left on the clock, Leary found himself in space at the top of the D and he sent a rocket of a shot low and hard beyond the keeper to level the scores.