VICTORY ON THE HOME FRONT

VICTORY ON THE HOME FRONT

By Neil Watson

BANGOR returned to winning ways at Clandeboye Park last Saturday thanks to a 3-1 victory over Portstewart.

The Seasiders had lost their last four league fixtures at Clandeboye Park, failing to find the net on three of those occasions. Lee Feeney’s men have ended the hoodoo just in time for this weekend’s clash with Limavady United.

Last Saturday, the in form Seasiders won their sixth league match from their last seven outings to maintain their place at the top of the Premier Intermediate League.

With eight games remaining as Bangor battle for promotion, Feeney is pleased with his side’s position and form but he knows his side can’t get complacent for the challenge ahead.

“We’re on a good run of form and I think we’re getting stronger week after week,” said the Bangor manager.

“We’re in a good place in the league and we’re playing with confidence, but we know there is a lot of football still to be played.

“All of our remaining games will be tough games, none more so than Limavady United on Saturday because they are a very good side.

“We had to work very hard to beat them a fortnight ago and I’ve absolutely no doubt it’ll be the same this weekend.

“We know we have teams breathing down our necks, and that really motivated the whole squad on Saturday.

“Our starting team know that we have a strong bench, and that competition is really pushing us on. The whole squad really stood up to the test and delivered a first class performance.

“The boys have shown a real desire to win and they are rising to the challenge that’s ahead over the next few weeks.”

With eight games left to play, Bangor sit one point clear of second placed Armagh City and six points ahead of third placed Newington. The league winners will claim promotion to the Lough 41 Championship, while the division’s runners-up will face the Championship’s 11th placed team in a two-legged play-off.