Valentin Feher (61)


Stephen Acheson (03)
Ross Black (60)


Ross Black scored Banbridge Town's second goal on the hour (Picture: Stephen Hamilton/


Banbridge Town knocked Donegal Celtic with victory over the Hoops at Suffolk Road.

Stephen Acheson edged the visitors in front as early as the third minute with a backpost header past Celtic 'keeper Sean McIlhone after Ryan Moffatt had delivered a corner from the right.

Further chances followed for Banbridge, with Neil Clydesdale coming close before a Conor Downey effort was cleared off the line.

Celtic might have levelled just before the break after a Kevin Hughes shot from the left had 'keeper Tuda Murphy scrambling to clear.

Town extended their advantage on the hour. Once again Moffatt played his part with a run and cross from the left being tucked home by the onrushing Ross Black.

DC pulled a goal back just a minute later after Valentin Feher's shot took a slight deflection as it evaded Murphy.

Celtic pushed hard for the equaliser but couldn't find a way past the resolute Banbridge defence, and their cause wasn't helped towards the end when Breandan O'Neill was dismissed for a second bookable offence.

Donegal Celtic: McIlhone, Rossborough, Curtis, Feher, Southam, Sargent, Derry, Monaghan, O'Neill, Brown, Hughes subs Doyle (not used), Stuart (replaced Brown 62), Munce (not used), McAuley (replaced Sargent 80), Warwick (replaced Curtis 63)

Banbridge Town: Murphy, Devlin, Acheson, Greene, J. Wilson, Thompson, Black, McCreanor, Downey, Moffatt, Clydesdale subs A. Wilson (not used), McCavitt (replaced Clydesdale 76), Pedlow (not used), Gourley (replaced Downey 69), McCartan (replaced Black 83)

Referee: Mark Dillon

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