A SECOND-HALF fightback has seen South Armidale secure a point from their Premier League clash with the Demon Knights.
The Demon Knights were reduced to nine men after leading 2-0 at half time of the Thursday night clash.
The opening was enough for Souths to find two goals in the second-half to help level the score and finish the game with a two all draw.
Demon Knights coach Evan Quaife told the Leader he was pleased with his sides efforts, despite giving up the lead.
"We knew it was going to be pretty tough after we had one of our guys sent off because of a second yellow card 15 minutes into the second half," Quaife said.
"Then to have our goal keeper go off as well was always going to make it difficult, especially against a side like South Armidale.
"They are a really strong outfit and have posted some pretty good results so far this season, so from that front I'm fairly pleased with how our guys went."
Quaife said his side's first-half lead was down to "a complete team effort".
"I guess our midfield was pretty strong on the night but it really was a good effort from everyone," he said.
"Sam Constance kicked our first one and had a really good game but I think a lot of guys played really well.
"To be honest, I can't fault their effort, they played really well."
The sixth-placed Demon Knights will be out to break their win-less start to the season when they clash with Tamworth FC in a grand final rematch on April 27.
"Given Tamworth FC went through undefeated last season and won the premiership they are always a tough opponent," Quaife said.
"It should be a good test for us."