Armagh manager Kieran McGeeney praised his side's resilience after they snatched a crucial Allianz Football League Division 2 point against Tyrone on Saturday night.

Tyrone held a narrow 0-08 to 0-06 at the break and the Orchard County looked doomed when they lost Colm Watters to a second yellow card.

However they picked themselves off the canvas to salvage a draw with a dramatic Niall Grimley goal four minutes into stoppage time, and McGeeney took heart from the fighting spirit that could prove enough to keep them in the division. 

"It’s nice to get a point, it would have been nice to get two but with a minute left I’d have taken your arm off for a point," he said afterwards. 

"It was one those nights where you try to make the least mistakes."

"We’re happy with that but we know we have loads of improvement to do. We played well for a lot of the game but didn’t take the opportunities when they presented themselves.

"You don’t get that many goal chances against Tyrone, you’d want to be taking them. We’d a couple of easy frees missed, but we kept at it and that’s the positive thing. They never gave in, they really kept going."

A dirty, blustery night at Healy Park made conditions difficult, as rain and wind made free-flowing football almost an impossibility. 

McGeeney felt his side coped reasonably well with the elements, but is prepared for another huge test next weekend against promotion-chasing Derry as they look to secure safety.

“The ball skated a lot and players were slipping, it was the same for both teams," he added. "It was one those nights where you try to make the least mistakes.

“We’ve a game against Derry next week and it’s going to be tough. Derry will feel like they’re still in with a chance for both promotion and a league final. They’ll be going all hands to the pump for it too.”