Bangor's Goal-den boy McKee
Published 27/10/2008 | 13:42
A delighted Bangor manager Marty Quinn may have refused to pick out any individuals as he heaped praise on his team's performance following their 3-1 victory at home to Dungannon Swifts on Saturday.
But there can be no doubt that midfielder Aaron McKee played a major role in turning the game Bangor's way with a sparkling performance in which the 25-year old made one goal and scored another.
Bangor had gone a goal down after just two and a half minutes when Swifts midfielder Marc McCann slotted a 20-yard drive into the bottom right-hand corner.
But the Seasiders were in the lead before half-time with midfielder McKee pulling the strings on the right flank.
On 30 minutes, Bangor left-back Andy Cleary hit a pin-point 12-yard pass for McKee to fire low from just outside the box jinside the left-hand upright.
Eleven minutes later, McKee turned provider as unfortunate Swifts ‘keeper Dwayne Nelson mishit his clearance from a back pass straight to the alert McKee on the right touchline. The speedy winger left two defeenders in his wake as he cut in to the area before slipping the ball across the box to the feet of skipper Andy Morrow – back from injury and making his first start since the end of August – to slam the ball into the net from eight yards.
A neat 18-yard lobbed goal from Marty Verner, his fifth of the season, clinched the win to take Quinn's men to their sixth League win of the season.
McKee, one of Quinn's first signings when he took over at Clandeboye Park last May, said: “Unfortunately I missed a good lot of pre-season training due to injury, and it was hard work to achieve full match fitness. It was great to score my first goal.”