RHU AMATEURS staged a thrilling comeback to salvage a point from a thrilling 4-4 draw at home to Viewfield Rovers on Saturday.

The hosts found themselves 3-0 down with just half an hour on the clock, but mounted a stirring fightback to level the game – and though the Lochwinnoch side regained the advantage from the penalty spot, Ali Maule’s late header was enough to clinch a share of the spoils.

On a heavy pitch both teams started positively, and it was the away side who struck first when a simple pass through the defence set up Viewfield’s number seven to slot past William Brown in the Rhu goal.

And the visitors soon made it two, a close range tap-in giving Brown no chance as Rhu were undone by poor marking.

The hosts’ attempts to respond came to nothing after two missed chances – and things got worse for Rhu when a free kick from the edge of the box was blasted past Brown to make it 3-0.

Despite the scoreline, Rhu were still very much in the game, and they pulled one back when James Burns rounded the keeper and blasted in from a tight angle.

And Kyle Sharkey made it 3-2 from the penalty spot just before half-time – a decision which incensed the visitors, but set up an exciting second half.

Rhu came out of the blocks fast after the break, pressing high up the park, and they got their reward when Sharkey added his second of the afternoon to level the game at 3-3.

The game remained very open, with Viewfield looking dangerous on the break, but keeper Brown was in fine form to keep them at bay.

But Rhu were stunned when Viewfield took a 4-3 lead from the penalty spot after another controversial decision by the referee, penalising what looked like a great tackle by Stuart Milne.

Rhu, however, flung everything but the kitchen sink at Viewfield in the closing stages, and a long ball forward in the final minutes found Maule, who headed over the keeper to make it 4-4.

Team: Brown, Maule, Milne, Connolly, Gorman, Stillwell, Leishman, Scullion, A. Sharkey, Burns, K. Sharkey. Subs: McElroy, McKay, Teague, Caldwell, Burke.

Rhu Amateurs FC are delighted to announce that the Rosslea Hall Hotel have sponsored match day tracksuits for the players. This is a partnership that is in to its second decade and everyone at the club would like to thank the Rosslea Hotel for their support.