Last Saturday Donaghadee welcomed Bangor Ladies to Crommelin Park to play one of their last games of the season. With Bangor sitting nicely in the top half of the table, and Donaghadee a number of places below them in the bottom half, it was always going to be a tough game for the girls in red but not many teams come to Crommelin Park and get an easy match, especially for sides set up for an astroturf game.
Right from the word go, the Dee pressed and harried Bangor with several of the forwards having good chances to get on the score sheet. Bangor Captain Petra Armstrong, who has previously guested for the Dee, was stand in keeper for her side, and in truth Bangor had her to thank for making several well timed saves and keeping the scoreline level.
Despite several periods of continuous pressure, the Dee were unable to convert. Bangor had very few breaks but on the two occasions they managed to win penalty corners, they scored from both which bagged them the three points. Donaghadee only have one league fixture remaining – at home to Ballynure on Saturday, pass back 1pm – before they bring the curtain down on a mixed league season, but the girls have entered a team for the popular Antrim Sixes competition in May, and with another Junior Training Session in the pipelines before the summer, there is plenty to look forward to over the coming months. You can find up to date league table information and everything else to do with the club at www.donaghadeeLHC.co.uk