As the score line suggests the game was keenly contested with the attacks of both teams in the ascendancy. Whilst Bangor dominated the first half in terms of both possession and territory scoring some good tries through the superiority of their pack, their efforts were often undermined by a combination of poor defence and the speed of the Campbell outside backs including in particular their right wing who scored a couple of fine tries from distance.
The pattern of the high scoring exchange continued in the second half with Campbell eventually narrowing the deficit to a single point to cause some frayed nerves amongst the home team and their supporters before the referee’s final whistle brought this exciting match to its conclusion.
There were some fine performances amongst the Bangor team; worthy of special mention however is the strong ball carrying of Harry Grant, Scott Marshall and Jack Pitts. The leadership of captain Frankie Shivers also requires to be commended.
Thanks are due to James Griffin whose refereeing contributed hugely to an enjoyable game and to our opponents Campbell College for the spirit in which the game was played. Hopefully we will have the opportunity to renew this rivalry soon.