AN early flurry by CIYMS at Belmont on Saturday quickly put them 13 points ahead, but another determined fightback saw Bangor snatch this important win by 22-21.
Having struggled with an unfamiliar line-up last week at Ballymoney, Bangor were anxious to settle themselves and record another win to keep them in the hunt for league honours as well as building confidence and form ahead of their All Ireland Junior Cup semi-final this weekend.
CIYMS on the other hand were hoping to shake off their shock defeat last weekend to Donaghadee and keep their league ambitions intact. So the scene was set for what is always a close and intriguing encounter at Belmont Road.
The focus now is on this Saturday’s All Ireland Junior Cup semi-final at Upritchard Park.
The opposition will be Clogher Valley, currently ahead of Bangor in the league and the beaten finalists in last year’s competition.
By contrast, this is uncharted territory for the Bangor players but home advantage and the knowledge that they have already beaten Clogher this season will hopefully add that vital extra to their game.
All friends and supporters of Bangor RFC are encouraged to come to Upritchard Park and be the ‘16th man’; entrance is free.