Saturday 25th January 2pm
Bloomfield Playing Fields
BYM 3 – 0 Civil Service
Bangor Young Men picked up another well-deserved 3 points at home against a resurgent Civil Service side, which pushed the Bangor side up to second in the table and above last season’s points total with 7 to play.
A typically bright YM start to the game almost saw the home side take the lead after 2 mins but Bell saw his effort go over the bar from close range. In a half of little chances or talking points, the YM were also denied a stonewall penalty after Hill was brought down in the box and both sides went in even at break, 0-0.
After the restart, Civil broke from kick off and had a great chance to take the lead but Kane did well to get down and save the effort. From that save the home side caught Civil cold, with McKee hooking a ball forward which sent Bell clean through and the skipper made no mistake this time, calmly side footing the ball past the onrushing Civil keeper.
The home side continued to dominate and restrict Civil from creating any real chances. With 20 minutes left on the clock, The YM went two ahead with an outstanding finish from Howell following a flick on from Small. Howell swivelled to meet the ball on the half volley on the edge of the 18 yard box, connected sweetly and lobbed the Civil keeper.
To round off the day Bell scored again to make it 3, his 5th in 3 games, a powerful finish with the outside of his foot that the keeper got a hand to but not enough to keep it from crossing the line.
MOTM : Jordan McBride. Playing on the left of the back three, McBride didn’t miss a single thing all day both in the air and at his feet. His faultless performance saw him pip a number of others, in what was a great team performance.