St Pats salvaged a late draw through captain Martin Currie against Wishaw HSFP.

The home side were 2-0 up but fell behind with minutes to go, before Currie grabbed the draw.

The visitors teased the Saints defence in the opening spell without any joy before being stunned by a break that left Declan Hannaway to finish off good work from Darroch and McWilliam when he forced the ball home in the 12th minute.

Minutes later, a hefty challenge on Dannuazio saw him off injured before Robertson denied the visitors with a fine save.

However, the Lanarkshire men’s persistence paid off just after the half-hour mark when a Wishaw midfielder’s angled shot levelled terms.

Just before the break, good work from the busy Anton Sharp should have been rewarded but the Wishaw goalkeeper saved the day.

Into the second half, a fine run down the right from Ruane ended with a cross to the back post which was turned in by Anton despite the keeper’s best efforts.

St Pats’ advantage was short-lived with the visitors replying with two goals in quick succession to put them in front courtesy of their impressive number nine. This encouraged the Saints to go up a gear and, into the closing minutes, the Wishaw keeper produced a wonder-save after a quick turn and blast from Currie.

Patrick Heaney’s effort was cleared off the line by the left back but, in the end, the visitors had no answer when Currie finished with a cheeky lob over the keeper’s head and into the net.

The game ended on level terms with Wishaw and we wish them all the best for the coming season.

Saints take on Gartcosh United (away) and Ashvale AFC next Saturday as the build-up continues.