Defeat for AFC Reserves despite fightback against Dungannon

Banbridge AFC Res 3

Dungannon Rovers Res 4

The Boys Club entertained promotion chasing Dungannon Rovers at the Tech Pitch on Saturday. Looking to build on successive home wins AFC had the perfect start on ten minutes when a Brendan Donaghy cross was hammered home from ten yards by Sean McKay.

This, however, was as good as the first half got for the Boys Club as a strong Rovers side took control, scoring four goals before the half time whistle.

A more determined AFC took the field for the second half, matching their visitors all over the park as they battled for a way back into the game. With eighteen minutes remaining, that breakthrough finally came, Sean McKay firing in an unstoppable 35 yd free kick.

It was game on as Carl Walker’s 50 yd pass found Karl Cull’s run and his finish left the minimum between the sides.

The final game of the season for AFC Reserves is a home league game to Rectory Rangers Res on Wednesday April 30.

Team; T O’Hagan, A O’Grady, S Canning, C Maginess, G Spiers, C Walker, D Flynn, B Donaghy, S McKay, P Maginess, K Cull; Subs: S Brady, C Suckling, A Dougan, C Hanlon.

• On Thursday April 23 Banbridge AFC Reserves took a 3-2 win over Lurgan Utd Reserves.

Looking to build upon the previous Saturday’s home win, AFC’s midweek fixture had the perfect start after 60 seconds when a mix up allowed Neil McCullough to steal in for an cool finish.