The fourths top of the table clash against PSNI at Stormont on Saturday was a somewhat feisty affair with both teams knowing a win, even at this early stage of the season, would go a long way to boosting promotion aspirations.
The same started well for N Down who took the initiative and created several early chances that went astray! The North Down midfield dominated play, being well supported by the defence, with everything clicking apart from the finishing. Chances for Willis, Millar-Hogg and Mockford went begging, mainly due to the inspired form of the PSNI keeper! The goal came after good play down the right, with Andrew Shannon finishing off a great move to make the score 1-0 at half time!
The second half started well with many chances created but with the score still at 1-0 the game began to boil over and both teams lucky not to lose a player after a few over robust tackles. Whilst PSNI were dominant in the final 20 minutes, seeing the vast majority of the ball, resolute defending by the whole North Down 13 meant a 1-0 victory and 3 massive points!
PMB Man of the Match: Gavin Rogers