TOUCHING DISTANCE

SEVEN years after being thrown out of senior football, Bangor are on the verge of wrapping up the Premier Intermediate League title and sealing a return to the Championship.
A Bangor victory will be enough to spark celebrations should second place Ballymacash Rangers slip up against play-off chasing Limavady United at the Bluebell on Saturday. If the Lisburn side are to lose, then a draw at Clandeboye Park will be enough for Lee Feeney’s side, who hold a 12-point lead over their nearest rivals.
Should those results pan out, it will see Bangor back in the Championship for the first time since 2016 when the club were demoted following the previous Board of Directors’ decision not to complete the required Domestic License process.
But Moyola Park will travel to the Seaside on Saturday (3pm) – in the first of the final five matches in Section A of the Premier Intermediate League – with the intention of spoiling a party and seeking revenge for defeat on Easter Tuesday.
It’s a quick turn around for the two sides who met only days ago, but for Bangor boss Lee Feeney, victory this weekend is the only thing on his mind.
“Our result and securing three points will be our only focus,” explained Feeney.
“Before last weekend’s match with PSNI, we set the squad a target to get nine points from our next three games. We’ve now got six of those so we need to complete the job this Saturday. Only at that stage will we reassess where we are and what we need to do in the remaining matches,” he said.
“The mentality of the boys has been superb. They haven’t got ahead of themselves at any stage this season and that won’t change now.
“We’ve had great support on the road for our last couple of fixtures and I can’t wait to get back to Clandeboye Park this weekend.”