UU COLERAINE 3
Ballybogey travelled to Coleraine University on Saturday morning where the top two in the league fought out a 3-3 draw in a game full of incidents and curious refereeing decisions.
Ballybogey went behind when the referee gave a penalty for hand ball and the Uni then went two up when a deflected shot went in giving the ‘Bogey keeper no chance.
In the second half another curious decision by the referee gave the university a free kick on the edge of the box and the big central defender headed in at the back post. ‘Bogey were three down and although a lot of refereeing decisions were questionable nothing can be taken away from the University they were worth their lead.
The third goal seemed to waken Ballybogey up and continuous pressure finally paid off when on eighty minutes Gareth Clyde scored a wonder goal when he picked the ball up on the halfway line side footed a couple of players and hammered the ball into the net from forty yards. The last ten minutes was all ‘Bogey and they got the second when Tommy Elder scored a good individual goal.
‘Bogey kept the pressure on for the equaliser and got it when Gareth Henry scored a fine header nodding in at the back post giving the keeper no chance. This was a good game for the spectators and the University must be wondering how they threw away a three goal lead but ‘Bogey with their never say die attitude ground out a draw when defeat was looking assured.
This week ‘Bogey travel back to university to play Macosquin where a better performance will be required against a much improved side.