Rangers secure first win over Dollingstown

Dean Spence (right) netted for Banbridge Rangers at Planters Park on Saturday. INBL1633-201PB
Dean Spence (right) netted for Banbridge Rangers at Planters Park on Saturday. INBL1633-201PB
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The hangover of their derby defeat was quickly eradicated when Banbridge Rangers secured their first ever victory over Dollingstown, 2-0 at Planters Park in the opening round of the Premier Cup.

Early second half goals from Colin Cunningham and Dean Spence were enough to send Banbridge Rangers into the Quarter Finals of the Premier Cup in a deserved win at the former Championship 2 sides home pitch.

The away side looked hungrier for the ball from the first whistle and pressed Dollingstown all over the pitch.

The first half dominance resulted in no goals, but within six minutes of the restart the opening goal arrived. Coly Cousins won the ball in midfield for Lee Feeney, who played an exquisite pass into the path of Colin Cunningham. He then checked inside the last defender before curling into the near top corner.

A second goal then arrived via Dean Spence in the 62nd minute who cooly slotted home from the penalty spot.