Queen’s University 2 Banbridge Town 1

NIFL

The visitors had the better of a very competitive first half. They should have opened the scoring when former Queen’s player Michael Allison dribbled past a number of layers and passed to the unmarked McCavitt whose shot trickled wide of an empty net. The opener soon arrived when the Queens’s defence failed to clear from a corner and Allison fired home from close range. With 33 minutes gone Queen’s were awarded a free kick 25 yards out and Ronan Young’s shot was perfectly placed in the top corner for the equaliser.

Queen’s played better in the second period. For the visitors, McGrath and Acheson each had chances but headed over. On two occasions, Queen’s Chris Middleton, got clear on the right only to be denied by good saves by Gerard McErlean. The decider came 12 minutes from the end from a right wing corner which Ryan McCready headed home despite the best efforts of Neil Clydesdale to keep it out.

Queen’s were not at their best in this game but still managed to win it.

Next game will be another home fixture against Newtowne in the Intermediate Cup on Saturday 17th November KO 1:30pm