IN PICTURES: Gers U17s take on Hillsborough Boys

Banbridge Rangers U17 v Hillsborough Boys: �Edward Byrne Photography INBL1616-245EB
Banbridge Rangers U17 v Hillsborough Boys: �Edward Byrne Photography INBL1616-245EB

Banbridge Rangers Under 17s almost staged the perfect second half comeback against Hillsborough Boys on Saturday morning at Havelock Park in a Lisburn League game.

However, the Banbridge Under 17s fell behind late on to a stunning effort from the away side.

Banbridge Rangers U17 v Hillsborough Boys: �Edward Byrne Photography INBL1616-246EB

Banbridge Rangers U17 v Hillsborough Boys: �Edward Byrne Photography INBL1616-246EB

Hillsborough had gained their 2-0 advantage by half time and it needed a change in personnel and shape to get Rangers back into the game in the second half.

Reuben Cobb struck the crossbar from 45 yards with an audacious free kick five minutes into the second period which saw the home team begin to dominate.

Several inswinging corners by Matthew Dodds proved to be the key with Bradley Harper volleying in one from close range midway through the half.

Three minutes afterwards another corner from the same side was sent in by Dodds and Ryan Woods rose highest to powerfully head in to make it 2-2.

Banbridge Rangers U17 v Hillsborough Boys: �Edward Byrne Photography INBL1616-248EB

Banbridge Rangers U17 v Hillsborough Boys: �Edward Byrne Photography INBL1616-248EB

As the home side pushed for a winner they were caught on the counter attack by Hillsborough with their striker finding the top corner from 20 yards with a superb curling effort and worthy of taking the points.

Banbridge Rangers U17 v Hillsborough Boys: �Edward Byrne Photography INBL1616-249EB

Banbridge Rangers U17 v Hillsborough Boys: �Edward Byrne Photography INBL1616-249EB

Banbridge Rangers U17 v Hillsborough Boys: �Edward Byrne Photography INBL1616-243EB

Banbridge Rangers U17 v Hillsborough Boys: �Edward Byrne Photography INBL1616-243EB

Banbridge Rangers U17 v Hillsborough Boys: �Edward Byrne Photography INBL1616-244EB

Banbridge Rangers U17 v Hillsborough Boys: �Edward Byrne Photography INBL1616-244EB

Banbridge Rangers U17 v Hillsborough Boys: �Edward Byrne Photography INBL1616-247EB

Banbridge Rangers U17 v Hillsborough Boys: �Edward Byrne Photography INBL1616-247EB