Ban­gor best

Bray People - - SPORT -

ARK­LOW TOWN’S fo­cus this week turned to the Char­lie Cahill Cup and a tough third round tie ver­sus Ban­gor Celtic.

Ban­gor cur­rently sit on top of the Se­nior Divi­sion and are un­beaten all sea­son. The Wick­low side also have a size­able lead in their race for pro­mo­tion in the league be­low. This was a great test for the Ark­low men who will want to play against this stan­dard of op­po­si­tion ev­ery week.

The Town started brightly and skip­per Stephen Hur­ley was the first to test Celtic’s keeper with a low drive from out­side the box.

Gavin Doyle then had a goal dissal­lowed for off­side which was hotly con­tested by the home side’s bench.

The dead­lock was bro­ken just be­fore half-time when Ban­gor’s winger curled the ball into the top cor­ner from 15 yards out. The away side dou­bled their lead early in the sec­ond half when their for­ward fin­ished a fine move up the left wing by shoot­ing low past keeper Brit­ton.

Then with 10 min­utes re­main­ing Ark­low were awarded a penalty. Chris Burgess was bun­dled over in the box as he tried to turn his marker and Kieran Harte stepped up and sent the keeper the wrong way to nar­row the away side’s lead to one goal.

Liam Burns clears as Shane O'Neill of Bray Wan­der­ers looks on dur­ing the Premier Divi­sion game on Fri­day night.

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