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Match Highlights vs Banbridge Town

HIGHLIGHTS from the Bannsiders’ 3-0 win against Banbridge Town can now be viewed on the club’s official YouTube account…

The Bannsiders would move reach the quarter-final stage of the competition as goals from Aaron Canning and Emmett McGuckin (2) sealed the win against the Bluefin Sport Intermediate side.

After Stephen McCavitt missed a glorious opportunity to give the visitors the lead, the Bannsiders would hit the front on 16 minutes as a corner kick from Jamie Glackin met the head of Aaron Canning who nodded home from close range. Moments later, Aaron Traynor would be thwarted by the visiting ‘keeper.

The Stripes would enjoy plenty of possession after the break and would threaten through James McLaughlin and Ian Parkhill, but the second goal would arrive on 69 minutes as a strong run and pass from Stephen O’Donnell released substitute Emmett McGuckin who fired into the net.

There was even time for the home side to add further gloss to the scoreline on 79 minutes as a poor clearance from Town was punished as Caolan Brennan looked up and found McGuckin inside the area and the ex-Dergview ace would make no mistake from close range.