Banbridge Town 2 Queen’s University 2

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This was the first of two consecutive games against Banbridge.

With 15 minutes gone Eamon Fyfe won a corner on the right for Queen’s and Ronan Young’s cross was headed firmly into the net by Ryan McCready. As the half progressed the home side got on top and were unfortunate to go in a goal behind at the break.

Banbridge pressure told and two quick goals turned the game around. The Queen’s defence failed to deal with a ball into the box and Darren McGrath pounced to score from close range. Minutes later the same player got on the end of a right wing cross and headed powerfully past Declan Brown. Stephen Teggart of Banbridge then struck a penalty against the post. Daniel Hanna came on for Queen’s but was sent off within 5 minutes for a robust lunge on a Banbridge defender. Queen’s ten men were under severe pressure but battled manfully and equalised with five minutes left when Matt Hughes’s low shot from the edge of the box went in at the far post.

The bumpy pitch made passing football difficult and this was a very competitive game played at high tempo throughout. Banbridge should have won this game so to have come away with a point is a big bonus.

Next game is a League game home to Banbridge Town on Saturday 31 st March kick off 3pm.