Annadale snatch points

BANBRIDGE were again left to rue a poor start to a game conceding an early goal within the opening 10 minutes.

The goal seamed to awaken Banbridge however who completely dominated the remainder of the first half.

Numerous chances to equalise were squandered before good work from Ryan O’Neill, Gary Dean and Joe McKnight allowed Gareth Mathews to slot home.

Banbridge started the second half as they had finished the first. They duly took the lead five minutes into the half through the eventual conversion of one of the numerous short corners they had been awarded.

A well worked routine again involving Dean and McKnight was put away by Mark Clydesdale, just reward for an excellent individual performance.

Banbridge, however, could not hold the lead long, switching off at a long corner and allowing Annadale to tap home an equaliser.

The game then became stretched with Banbridge pushing hard to retake the lead, however numerous chances to do so were again squandered, with the Annadale goalkeeper pulling off a string of fine saves.

Banbridge were made to rue such profligacy in front of goal as Annadale broke and were awarded a short corner which they duly dispatched to take a 3-2 lead.

They looked to have saved themselves a point when McKnight smacked home an equaliser with five minutes remaining. However Banbridge were once again made to pay for over extending themselves in search of a winner, with Annadale converting a last minute short corner to snatch all three points.