Saint Germain HC – Banbridge

0 - 2
8 Oct 14:45 CET
Banbridge, Ireland

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Banbridge produced a composed defensive performance to see off Saint Germain to the delight of the home crowd at Havelock Park.

It means they need just a draw on Sunday against Royal Leopold to reach the KO16 phase of the competition for the first time.

They got off to a great start with Jonny McKee going close on two occasions before breaking the deadlock when Owen Magee robbed the ball on the left flank and returned it to the centre. McKee was under pressure but showed enough strength to spin the ball into the goal.

Bann’s press was yielding dividends, putting the French side under pressure and earning good counter-attack chances. And they doubled their advantage with the big break closing in, Fraser Mills taking on a long corner and firing across goal with Dane Ward tipping in at the back post.

The second half saw Saint Germain fight back, making numerous good chances with Martin Genestet hitting the post while Gareth Lennox kept out three corners in a row.

Matthew Bell was the crucial defender for Bann who held on to the end, keeping out every chance to record a famous victory.