Stephen Acheson opened the scoring for Banbridge (Picture: Declan Roughan/PressEye.com)
Saturday, 29 December 2018
Banbridge Town defeated Dollingstown for the second time in three days after getting the better of the Dollybirds in Boxing Day's Bob Radcliffe Cup decider.
Stephen Jones almost opened the scoring for Dollingstown after 25 minutes with a shot from distance which cracked the crossbar.
But, just after the half-hour mark, it fell to Banbridge's Stephen Acheson to break the deadlock when he turned the ball past keeper Craig Robinson from close range at the back post.
Then, on 39 minutes, Stephen McCavitt added a second when Town broke on the counter attack.
The second half failed to produce any further scoring until, right at the very end, Andrew McMath pulled one back for Dollingstown from distance.
Banbridge Town: McErlean, Wilson, Devlin, Acheson, Thompson, Allison, Clydesdale, D. McGrath, McCavitt, Anderson, Moffatt subs King (not used), Gould (replaced Allison 73), McCreanor (replaced Moffatt 75), C. McGrath (replaced Clydesdale 80)
Dollingstown: Robinson, Redpath, McConnell, Davidson, Walker, Jones, Norton, Hand, Gray, McMath, Thompson subs Adams (replaced Hand 76), Gourley (replaced Norton 88), Montgomery (replaced Gray 76), Denver (not used), Lavery (not used)
Referee: Glenn Buchanan