This is incredible. Tyrone pulled off a huge comeback in their Allianz League Division 1 game against Roscommon this afternoon, recovering from a seven point deficit to secure a draw at Dr Hyde Park. It was a big result for Tyrone, who had lost their opening two league games. They can thank goalkeeper Niall Morgan for it too.
Morgan notched a wonderful score from play in the defeat to Mayo last week, but this one was something else. With his side training by a point in the closing stages, he paraded up the pitch to give them an extra man in attack.
When he got on the ball around eight metres outside the Roscommon '45, he showed little hesitation in pulling the trigger.
— The GAA (@officialgaa) February 10, 2019
What a score! Morgan of course plays outfield for his club Edendork, and looks fairly handy on the ball once he ventures out the field. He has made his name by racking up the scores from dead ball situations in recent years, but now he has added points from play to his growing repertoire.
Roscommon will certainly feel like this is a massive opportunity missed, allowing Tyrone to kick 1-4 without reply in the game's closing stages to secure a draw. They also were kept scoreless themselves from the 42nd minute onwards.
They have been more competitive in Division 1 than many had expected thus far, but this result could come back to bite them by the end of the campaign.
For Tyrone, they will be hoping this comeback can give them a bit of momentum for the remainder of the league. While Mickey Harte may not be necessarily all that concerned by being relegated to Division 2, some decent performances before the summer would set them up nicely heading into the Ulster Championship.