James Sofley (50)
Curtis Brown (61)
Matthew Burrows (70)


Ryan Moffatt (20)


Matthew Burrows completed the scoring for Dundela (Picture: William Cherry/PressEye.com)


Dundela grabbed a vital three points in this league encounter and a much needed boost going into Friday nights Steel & Sons semi Final against Glebe Rangers.

The Duns started brightly and were unfortunate not to take an early lead with both Mark McClelland and Matthew Burrows failing to convert from Jamie Jackson's cross.

That missed chance was to prove costly as Banbridge started to gain control of the game and rattled Jonathan Sergeant's bar with a thunderous effort before taking the lead through Ryan Moffatt.

Dundela made a significant change at the break replacing Colin Manley with James Sofley and right from the off the young striker was causing panic in the visitors back line and it was he who got the men in green level with a neat finish.

The Duns then edged in front just after the hour through Curtis Brown following a rampaging run down the left wing.

Within ten minutes Dundela got a decisive third goal when Town 'keeper Tuda Murphy conceded a penalty and although he saved Burrows' initial spot-kick he was powerless to prevent the former Glentoran man knocking home the rebound.

Dundela: Sergeant, L. Roy, Brown, Irwin, Healy, McClelland, Jackson, Lenaghan, Burrows, Browne, Manley subs Sofley (replaced Manley 46), M. Ferguson (replaced Browne 75), Leetch (replaced Jackson 83), Gourley (not used), Collins (not used)

Banbridge Town: Murphy, J. Wilson, Devlin, Acheson, Greene, Anderson, King, McCartan, Downey, Clydesdale, Moffatt subs A. Wilson (replaced Devlin 73), McCavitt (replaced Downey 30), Thompson (not used), McCreanor (replaced Anderson 70), Hayes (not used)

Referee: Simon MacKay

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