Wallace High School travelled to Bangor Grammar’s excellent new astro pitch for their third McCullough Cup group game on Saturday knowing that they faced a tough task against a solid Bangor team who had pushed Friends all the way in an earlier group game.
They got off to an excellent start with an early goal from Year 11 pupil Andrew O’Hare and then had to cope with a period of sustained pressure from the home team with Fraser Rodgers in the Wallace goal pulling off a number of good saves from penalty corners.
The game then became something of the ‘Daniel Nelson Show’ as the Lisburn’s school forward continued his excellent start to the season with five goals. Andrew O’Hare added a further goal in the second half with Sean Murray adding the final goal.
Bangor scored a well deserved consolation with five minutes to go.
There was a shock result as holders Banbridge Academy went down 3-2 to Campbell at home.
In the other games Cookstown beat Grosvenor 4-0 thanks to goals from Scott Nelson, Callum Anderson, Odhran McGranaghan and Ryan Donalson.
Friends, meanwhile, came out on the right side of a 4-2 win over Regent House.