Conor Downey (40)
Neil Clydesdale (69)
Matthew McCartan (83)




Neil Clydesdale got amongst the goals for Banbridge (Picture: Tony Hendron/


Banbridge Town gained revenge on Bangor after the Seasiders had dumped them out of the Intermediate Cup a few weeks earlier.

Conor Downey fired Town in front five minutes from the break when he timed his run to perfection to get on the end of a Stuart King free-kick to glance the ball past 'keeper Darren Gibbons into the far corner.

Neil Clydesdale made it 2-0 on 69 minutes with a thundering finish into the top corner after Matthew McCartan had been brought down to win the free-kick.

And McCartan himself completed the scoring with seven minutes to go. Substitute Stephen McCavitt used his pace to break clear of the Bangor defence before having a shot on goal which was cleared off the line but, from the rebound, McCartan threw himself into a diving header to cement a good afternoon for Banbridge.

Indeed, Andrew Devlin might have added a fourth towards the end only to direct the shot onto the outside of the post with Gibbons beaten.

Banbridge Town: Murphy, Devlin, Acheson, Greene, J. Wilson, Black, McCartan, King, Downey, Moffatt, Clydesdale subs A. Wilson (replaced Moffatt 87), McCavitt (replaced Clydesdale 82), Thompson (not used), McCreanor (replaced Black 8), Gregg (not used)

Bangor: Gibbons, G. Beattie, Calvert, Edgar, Long, Mulgrew, Knipe, Lucas, Patton, D. Beattie, McArthur subs Pike (replaced Edgar 77), McMullan (replaced G. Beattie 72), Stockman (not used), Craig (replaced D. Beattie 64), Corry (not used)

Referee: Mark Dillon

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