FIRST HALF GOALS GUIDE TOWN TO THE WIN
Two first half goals saw Banbridge Town get the better of title hopefuls Bangor at Crystal Park.
The Seasiders could have returned to the top of the table with a positive outcome but, instead, found themselves behind after half-an-hour when Sean og Gallager lashed the ball past Matthew Anderson after Timmy Clarke's corner wasn't cleared.
Then, on the stroke of half-time, Reece Doyle added a second when Michael McCavitt made the most of a defensive error to release him to tap home.
Bangor were reduced to ten men just after the hour following Jonathan Doey's dismissal for an off the ball incident but, to their credit, the visitors kept pushing to salvage something from the game coming closest deep into stoppage time when they struck the woodwork.
Banbridge Town: Hunter, Robb, Barbour, Cowan, Martin, Gallagher, M. McCavitt, Doyle, S. McCavitt, Clarke, Anderson subs Mateer (not used), McGrath (not used), Downey (replaced Clarke 71), O’Connell (replaced Doyle 73), Morgan (replaced Cowan 86)
Bangor: Anderson, Dickson, Neale, Doey, Aretzis, Harrison, Devine, Cooling, Arthurs, Moffett, Glover subs Gibbons (not used), Beattie (replaced Dickson 45), O’Kane (replaced Cooling 55), Hume (replaced Devine 69), Wasson (replaced Harrison 55), Halliday (replaced Moffett 45), Feeney (not used)