Queen’s University 4 Banbridge Town 1

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These two teams met in Banbridge last Tuesday night in a close competitive game from which Queen’s were fortunate to take a point.

It was a whirlwind start with two goals in the first 5 minutes. Josh Corry played a good ball to Ben Mulgrew who was brought down by Banbridge keeper , Gerard McErlean. Ryan Young struck a good penalty to give Queen’s the lead. Just two minutes later the visitors equalised. Stuart Thompson ran onto a good left wing cross and struck a powerful shot off the outside of his right foot, giving Declan Brown no chance. A very entertaining first half ensued and after 15 minutes, Connor Mulholland played in Eamon Fyfe and he prodded the ball home from 12 yards. On 35 minutes Queen’s were awarded a free kick 25 yards out and Fyfe’s shot beat McErlean to give the home side a 3-1 interval lead.

The second period was less intense and Banbridge had more of the ball than in the first half. Matt Hughes had no luck, hitting the post from the edge of the box before Young’s cross from the right wing was headed in by Ryan McCready at the near post. The rest of the game was less interesting as Queen’s easily saw out the final minutes for an important victory.

This game was similar to last week’s encounter with Moyola Park. Queen’s were very impressive in the first half and Banbridge struggled to live with their passing and movement.

Next game is a League game away to Tobermore on Saturday 7th April kick off 3pm.