In an entertaining first half, Queen’s failed to take a number of good chances. Nathan Jones had a great run into the box beating a number of defenders on the way and his well hit low left foot shot across the goal produced a fine fingertip save by Bangor keeper Darren Gibbons. Michael Allison was having a good day on the right wing and one of his low crosses found the unmarked Matt Hughes who inexplicably stepped over the ball six yards out instead of shooting and the chance was gone.
Queen’s dominated the first period but it was a different story in the second half. In less than a minute Bangor were a goal up, Gerard McMullan netting from 5 yards out. Soon it was 2-0 when from a corner Daniel Hanna turned the ball into his own net. The excitement continued and Matt Hughes got a goal back for Queen’s but Bangor soon replied through a headed effort by Dwaine Beattie. Bangor sub Ross Craig completed the scoring in the 89 th minute when he fired home from a narrow angle after Queen’s keeper Conor Lally had parried Dale Patton’s shot.
This was the proverbial game of two halves and Queen’s paid the price for missed first half chances. The second period was extremely disappointing. There has been no consistency this season and each good performance is followed by a poor one and vice versa.
Next game is home to Coagh Utd on Sat 22nd Oct ko 1:30pm