Bangor and South Antrim go level at the top

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Bangor have went top of the Ulster Premier League following their win over North Down on Saturday.

They have overtaken Queen’s University by two points meanwhile South Antrim move into second on goal difference.

After a quiet first quarter it was Bangor who opened the scoring through JJ Holley at the beginning of the second, as an initial strike from a penalty corner was saved but the rebound landed perfectly for him to make it 1-0.

With five minutes to go before half time the home side equalised as Toby Fynn’s fantastic solo run culminated with him squaring it for Harry Templeton at the back post to make it level once more.

The scores remained level until the final period when Ryan Burgess gave his side the lead for a second time as he scored from a straight strike from another penalty corner.

It was 3-1 just moments later when a Bangor strike was deflected and unfortunately for the home side the ball fell straight to Nathan Belshaw, and he was subsequently left with a straightforward strike to seal the victory for his side.

The home side remain seventh in the Premiership, five points clear of NICS but having played two games more.

Despite Bangor being top of the League, South Antrim’s win against bottom placed Newry Olympic means they might not stay there for very long.

A 2-0 win at Friends School Lisburn moved them ahead of QUB by two points and into second place. However, having played a game less than the new table toppers, their fate is in their own hands.

Peter Milligan opened the scoring for South Antrim before Chris Henry doubled their lead and sealed a routine win.

For Newry the result keeps them at the foot of the table and three points behind ninth placed Mossley with one game remaining.

Meanwhile in the Intermediate League there were two fixtures with second place PSNI winning three points away to Antrim.

The gap to Raphoe at the top has changed from five points to now just three. The change comes as the League leaders dropped points in a 2-2 draw away to fifth placed CI.

By Andrew Morrison

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