Dromore defeated as Bangor win the battle of the Amateurs

Andrew Henderson in recent action for Dromore Amateurs. INBL1507-241EB
Andrew Henderson in recent action for Dromore Amateurs. INBL1507-241EB

Dromore Amateurs were brought back to earth on Saturday with a 4-0 defeat at the hands of Bangor Amateurs.

In terrible playing conditions, Dromore where unable to continue their fine form.

The game started with Bangor on the attack from the start using the long ball as their attacking plan and it took Dromore 15 minutes to get to terms with this. By this stage, Bangor had taken the lead when a cross from the right wasn’t dealt with and the striker made no mistake from eight yards.

The game was bypassing both midfield but when it did drop in the middle off the park Dromore where winning the battle.

With little chances in the half and the whistle on the blow for half-time, Dromore conceded another bad goal when the Bangor winger was allowed to run through the Dromore defence and square to the striker who scored from six yards.

At half-time, the players were asked to keep it tight as the next goal was crucial for Dromore to get.

Straight from the Bangor kick-off, a loose clearance from the Dromore defence resulted in a third Bangor goal.

After this and with the wind behind them, Dromore started to get on top. They were starting to make a few chances with both C Gilliland and T Stewart going close.

The best chance for Dromore fell to J Beattie who got his head onto a T Stewart free-kick only to see the goalkeeper somehow push the ball over the bar.

With the game almost over, Bangor delivered a late fourth goal when a long ball was miss-judged by the Dromore full back and the striker gave Thompson no chance.

Afterwards, boss Brownlee said: “Again sloppy goals were given away today, we can’t give teams goals and expect to get results. We have Bangor at home next week so it will give the players a chance to redeem themselves.”

This Saturday (7th March), Dromore entertain Bangor Amateurs at Ferris Park with a 2pm kick-off.

DROMORE: Thompson, T.Stewart, T.Martin, A Henderson, J.Walker, J.Beattie, P.Tinsley, W.McMurray, A.McCartan, M.Rowan, C Gilliland, A Compton, C Mallon, B Lavery.