Lee Harkin (67)
Jack Heaney (87)
Andrew Ferris (90)

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THREE GOALS AND TWO RED CARDS AT THE SHOWGROUNDS

Three second half goals saw Limavady United take the points from this clash at The Showgrounds as both sides ended with ten men.

The game exploded into life after 25 minutes when Town skipper Stephen Greene impeded Niall Murray as he advanced on goal to pick up his second booking of the game.

Despite being a man down Banbridge might have held the advantage at the break when Alistair Wilson tested Matthew McGraw with a powerful volley before a later effort was pushed around an upright by the home 'keeper.

Then, early in the second half, David Gray almost touched the visitors in front when he rushed in to meet a Wilson cross from the left only to just fail to connect.

However, Limavady eventually made their extra man tell on 67 minutes when substitute Andrew Ferris found Lee Harkin in space to bring the ball in from the right to open the scoring.

The Roesiders were reduced to ten men themselves nine minutes later following Wesley Ferguson's dismissal for a second bookable offence.

But United extended their lead with three minutes remaining when Ferris crossed for Jack Heaney to slam the ball home from the edge of the box.

Then, right at the end, Ferris got on the scoresheet himself after pouncing on a loose ball to find the net from barely a yard out.

Limavady United: McGraw, Ferguson, Murray, O'Hara, Mullan, McFadden, Harkin, Heaney, McMullan, McCallion, Friel subs Morrison (replaced Murray 30), Logue (replaced McCallion 80), Ferris (replaced McMullan 60), Carroll (not used), Brown (not used)

Banbridge Town: McConville, J. Wilson, Baird, Greene, Waddell, Jones, Teggart, Buchanan, A. Wilson, Downey, Gray subs Orr (not used), Gourley (replaced A. Wilson 85), Watson (replaced Baird 70), McCartan (not used)

Referee: Declan Hassan

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