Matthew Burrows grabbed Dundela's last minute winner (Picture: Declan Roughan/PressEye.com)
Saturday, 17 December 2016
With just 72 seconds on the watch Dundela caught the home team cold as midfielder Thomas Healy headed Jamie Jackson's left-wing corner home from three yards into the far corner of the net.
Bangor pushed up and were level on seven minutes as Dundela defender Scott Collins deflected Jordan Lucas' cross into his own net.
Two minutes later Ross Craig sprinted in from the right to give the Seasiders a 2-1 lead with a low drive from ten yards. Play continued end to end and it took a fine save 12 yards from goal by home 'keeper Darren Gibbons to foil Matty Burrows as the striker ran through on 18 minutes.
On 22 minutes a one-two between Burrows and Matthew Ferguson should have brought an equaliser for the visitors but Burrows fired from five yards past the left post. At the other end on 34 minutes a superb reaction goal-line save by Jonathan Sergeant in the Dundela goal foiled home left winger Gerard McMullan's low nine yard shot after a fine through ball by Keith Armstrong.
Seconds later at the other end Dundela centre half Jordan Morrison sent a waist-high drive from the edge of the area inches past the left upright.
On 34 minutes the visitors were back on level terms as danger man Burrows gave the home 'keeper no chance with a six yard header from Curtis Brown's cross from the left.
Bangor were back in the lead a minute into added time in the first half when left back Adam Calvert's free kick glanced off Dundela centre half Jordan Morrison past his 'keeper.
The scores were level yet again on 53 minutes as Ferguson headed home for the visitors from 12 yards, while six minutes later, from home full back Gareth Beattie's through ball, Lucas' eight yard shot was saved at the second attempt by Sergeant.
Dundela now forced the pace, winning a series of corners, but without any end result until the 72nd minute when Ferguson took advantage of a free header at the back post to notch a 4-3 lead.
However, with time running out, and Bangor laying siege to the visitors' goal Lucas slammed home from the edge of the box on 89 minutes.
The visitors were to have the last word when, on 90 minutes, Burrows pounced on a lofted ball over the Bangor defence to slam the ball past the home 'keeper.
Bangor: Gibbons, G. Beattie, Calvert, Long, Fitzsimons, Walsh, Lucas, Armstrong, Craig, D. Beattie, McMullan subs Mulgrew (not used), McArthur (not used), Justin (replaced Fitzsimons 81), Knipe (not used), Stockman (not used)
Dundela: Sergeant, Collins, Brown, Irwin, Morrison, Healy, Jackson, Ferguson, Burrows, McClelland, Kerr subs Lenaghan (replaced Jackson 72), Manley (not used), Leetch (replaced Brown 62), Whitford (not used), Thompson (replaced Irwin 90+4)
Referee: Shane Andrews
|Gary Irwin||90 +4|
|Owen Thompson||90 +4|