BANGOR boss Lee Feeney struggled to play down the significance of Tuesday night’s PlayR-Fit Championship top of the table clash against Dundela at Wilgar Park.
In what has developed into a thrilling title race, former Linfield and Rangers star Feeney watched his Seasiders team hit the front with a 3-1 win over derby rivals Ards at Clandeboye Park - which both share - on Friday night before Dundela surged to the top by hammering Dergview 5-1 at Wilgar Park on Saturday.
The two other obvious title contenders - Portadown and Institute - both drew, the Ports 2-2 at Annagh and Stute 0-0 away to Ballinamallard. That leaves the Duns a point clear with only two points separating the top four.
Feeney said: “There are four teams up there but other teams could still come into it. We will keep pushing and see what we can achieve.
“I am enjoying it. The club is run by great people and I am lucky to have really good backroom staff and players.
“I had no experience of the Championship before this season. We won our league and the Steel & Sons Cup last season and now the club and the team is evolving. We had to bring in players with experience. I have told the players who were here to keep pushing themselves, don’t get left behind.”
Ballinamallard 0 Institute 0, Dundela 5 Dergview 1, Annagh Utd 2 Portadown 2, Knockbreda P H&W Welders P, Bangor 3 Ards 1
Tuesday, February 13: Dundela v Bangor (7.45pm)
Friday, February 16: Portadown v Ballyclare (8pm)
Saturday, February 17 (3pm): Ards v Knockbreda, Dergview v Annagh, H&W Welders v Bangor, Institute v Dundela, Newington v Ballinamallard