LSL Senior Sunday
Bangor Celtic – 1
Crumlin United – 1
Crumlin United moved to the summit of LSL Senior Sunday for the first time this season as they claimed a point against neighbours Bangor Celtic at the Iveagh Grounds on Friday night.
Martin Loughran’s side took a single-goal lead into the break after an unfortunate own-goal from the Bangor back-line gave the visitors the slight advantage.
Bangor came out of the second half-blocks racing and deservedly equalized midway through the second-half. A Daniel Grant free kick from an acute angle surprised the keeper at the near post who saved with his legs, however, the ball rebounded to midfielder Caleb Murray who slotted home to tie up the game.
Crumlin believed they had regained the lead after they saw a headed effort bounce downward onto the line, however, the referee ruled it had not crossed the mark and the game remained level.
Late on, Bangor were inches from grabbing the full three points with ten to play when Callum Keane’s ball found Danny Grant who nimbly turned the Crumlin defence only for his effort to be hooked off the line with a last-ditch goal-line clearance.
The point will be most likely seen as one gained rather than two lost for Loughran as his side climb into first-spot in the Senior Sunday table, level with Bluebell United and St Mochtas on 43 points, although The Bell hold a game in hand over both clubs.
Bangor, meanwhile, remain in sixth place on 32 points and will have their eyes firmly set on a top-four finish.