Loughgall 2 – 2 Bangor | Loughgall Football Club

Loughgall 2 – 2 Bangor

It had seemed all over at the interval at Lakeview Park as visitors Bangor looked comfortably in control with a two goal cushion, but a fighting second half display saw Loughgall stage a recovery to tie the game with a last gasp goal.

The Seasiders grabbed the lead on eight minutes when Bangor midfielder Dom Melly was brought down inches inside the area by home left back Adam Rodgers. Bangor bossed the game, putting together a series of seven and eight man moves, but had to wait until the 35th minute for their second goal. Melly crossed from the right and winger Jordan Forsythe headed on in the six yard area for striker Stephen O’Neill to hit home from point blank range at the left upright.

Home manager Gary McKinstry brought on subs Niall Lavery and Wes Boyle three minutes after the break, and with Loughgall now looking much more adventurous while Bangor failed to close up the game, it was the “super-subs.” who won a point for their team. On 80 minutes forward Aaron Haire found the lively Boyle who cut in to slam the ball from 12 yards into the left hand corner of the net.

Ten minutes later it was the turn of Lavery whose low shot from twelve yards on the right took a deflection in the packed area to give Bangor keeper Paul Cairnduff no chance to save.