Queen’s oust Bangor to reach Irish Cup semi-finals for first time

Queen's celebrate Mark Prenter's goal against Bangor
Queen's celebrate Mark Prenter's goal against Bangor


Queen’s University have reached the semi finals of the Irish Cup for the first time after a well deserved 3-2 win over Bangor at the Dub.

The Championship 2 side exerted most of the early pressure and after a couple of half chances they took the lead in the 22nd minute when Mark Prenter smashed a free kick into the roof of the net from 25 yards out.

But the students joy was shortlived as Bangor equalised seven minutes later when the Queen’s defence failed to clear their lines and Colin Nixon took advantage to score from close range.

Prenter got his second from another free kick in the 58th minute and James Ferrin scored from the spot before the Seasiders pulled one back with a stoppage time penalty scored by Jordan Forsythe.

Queen’s: Brown; Culbert, Ferrin, McDonald, P. Prenter, Allison, Hagan, Keenan, Fulton., Lavery, M. Prenter (McDowell 82). Subs not used: Thompson, Harper, Black,Murphy.

Bangor: Gibbons; Long, Youle, Nixon, Hylands, Melly, Cooling (Forsythe 74), Walsh, Lambe (Gardiner 62), Boylan, Morrow (Hall 62). Subs not used: Scates.

Referee: Tim Marshall (Irvinestown).