Rossborough heads back to DC

Today we say farewell to midfielder Karl Rossborough who has opted to re-join his former club Donegal Celtic in the Bluefin Premier Intermediate League.

Karl joined the Seasiders back in August and quickly become a popular first team regular. Karl didn't manage to find the net during his time at Bangor, but came close at Dunloy and Desertmartin We wish him well for the future and thank him for his efforts this season.

FIXTURE NEWS
Bangor will play Dunloy in the third round of the Crawford Cup. The match will be played at the Bangor Fuels Arena on Saturday, 27th January. Kick off timed to be confirmed.

(POSTED: 16th January 2018)

Help us find a missing parrot

Messi
Messi is a parrot who recently escaped from his owner's home in Newtownabbey. He had been spotted in the Merville/Shore Road area of Belfast before heading out across Belfast Lough towards the bright lights of Bangor.

Messi was reportedly sighted in the Bangor area earlier today and his owner Mr McHugh has asked us to spread the word about his missing parrot. We are only too glad to help. Please get in touch with us HERE if you have seen the missing parrot.

 

(POSTED: 14th January 2018)

CRAWFORD CUP

Brett WiddowsonBangor progressed into the next round of the Crawford Cup with narrow 1-0 win over FC Whiteabbey at the Bangor Fuels Arena this afternoon. Hugh Sinclair made a number of changes to his starting line-up, with Craig, Patton, Cooling and Armstrong all featuring.

Ross Craig produced the decisive strike in the 33rd minute after being set up by Andy Long.

NEW SIGNING - BRETT WIDDOWSON
We are delighted to announce that defender Brett Widdowson has returned to the club. Brett progressed through the Bangor ranks and made his first team debut in the 2015/16 season before departing last summer. Welcome back Brett!

OTHER LEAGUE RESULTS
St. James Swifts 1-2 Glebe Rangers, Desertmartin 2-2 Coagh United, Sofia Farmer 4-3 Cookstown Youth, Chimney Corner 0-8 Dunloy.

Bangor remain top of the league, but have played more games than most other sides. Full League table HERE

 

(POSTED: 13th January 2018)

RETURN OF THE MARK

Mark Cooling
We are delighted to confirm that midfielder Mark Cooling has re-joined Bangor.

Mark returns to the Seasiders for a second spell after first joining in January 2013 when he scored 39 goals in three and a half seasons. Mark scored the first ever competitive goal on an artificial surface at Clandeboye Park and was part of the Bangor team that lifted the Intermediate Cup in 2014.

Welcome back to Bangor Mark!

 

(POSTED: 3rd January 2018)

With the January transfer window now open, we say farewell to both Niall Atkinson and Neil Graham. Both players joined the Seasiders last summer but have had limited game time in recent weeks.

Niall found the net once this season, scoring Bangor's third goal with a delightful lob in a 3-0 victory over Cookstown RBL at Beechway. He re-joins his former club Knockbreda.
Neil was also on target once, coming off the bench to score Bangor's seventh in a victory over Chimney Corner at Allen Park in October. Neil will be joining Albert Foundry.

We would like to express our thanks to both players and we wish them every success at their new clubs.

(POSTED: 3rd January 2018)

Neil Cummings

Bangor Football Club are pleased to announce the signing of utility player Neil Cummings. Neil, who hails from Belfast has previously been on the books of Cliftonville. Lately, he has spent some time in the USA playing in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) in what is regarded as the 4th tier of the American Soccer Pyramid.

In 2016, he captained Memphis City FC and was best known for his tough tackling and no nonsense attitude.

Neil can play in either defence or midfield, and should be available for selection in the coming days.

Welcome to the club Neil!

(POSTED: 31st December 2017)

Drew Menown

Bangor ran out 3-0 winners against a strong Glebe Rangers side at the Bangor Fuels Arena this afternoon. Jordan Lucas finished well following good work from Chris Getty & Andy Long in the 34th minute.

Ethan Boylan doubled Bangor's lead from the penalty spot in the 82nd minute after Jordan Lucas had been scythed down in the area. Boylan added to Bangor's tally three minutes later when he latched on to a great Jordan Lucas pass and drilled the ball low into the corner of the net.

TODAY'S MAN OF THE MATCH (As voted for by our Match Sponsor- The Keyboard Warriors): Jordan Lucas

DREW MENOWN
It was with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Bangor supporter Drew Menown earlier today. Drew was a lifelong Bangor supporter, a member of the Clandeboye Bangor Supporters Club and a familiar face to many around the club.

A minute's silence was held before kick off today in Drew's memory.

FIXTURE NEWS
Our next fixture is on Saturday, 6th January 2018 when we travel to Skegoneill Avenue to play Brantwood in a league fixture. Match kick off: 2:00pm

Bangor will host F.C. Whiteabbey in the 2nd Round of the Crawford Cup on Saturday, 13th January 2018. Please note the early kick off time: 1:30pm.

(POSTED: 31st December 2017)

Glebe Rangers

FIXTURE NEWS
Bangor return to action on Saturday afternoon with an important league fixture against Glebe Rangers at the Bangor Fuels Arena. Match kick off 2:00pm.

A big thank you to our match sponsor:- The Keyboard Warriors and our ball sponsor Ken Kelly.

In other fixture news, our postponed league game against Brantwood at Skegoneill Avenue has now been re-scheduled for Saturday, 6th January 2018, 2:00pm kick off.

WOODS AWAY
Striker Kyle Woods has left the Seasiders to join Shankill United. Kyle scored six goals for Bangor in his short time at the club, including a spectacular effort against Sofia Farmer in the McReynolds Cup. We wish Kyle well on his move.

(POSTED: 29th December 2017)

Bangor F.C. is pleased to announce the appointment of Ivor McGucken as Commercial Manager. Ivor has a wealth of knowledge and experience in this field, having held this position with a number of Irish League clubs. Ivor has also previously played, coached and managed Bangor. He would be keen to hear from supporters who may know of any sponsorship or advertising opportunities to raise funds for the Club. Ivor can be contacted directly on his mobile at: 07889130260.

NEXT FIXTURE:
BANGOR v GLEBE RANGERS, Saturday 30th December at the Bangor Fuels Arena. Match kick-off 2:00pm

(POSTED: 18th December 2017)

Coagh United

Bangor turned on the style at the Bangor Fuels Arena this afternoon, racking up four goals without reply against Coagh United.

Dale Patton opened the scoring in the 11th minute when he took advantage of a defensive mix up to fire low into the corner of the net past Hassan.

The Seasiders always looked to be on top, but had to wait until the 67th minute for their second. Winger Gerard McMullan cut in from the left to unleash a thunderous strike from the edge of the area that crashed in off the underside of the crossbar.

Top scorer Ethan Boylan bundled in number three in the 72nd minute following great work from substitute Jordan Lucas on the right.

Defender Gareth Beattie completed the rout in the closing minutes with a spectacular strike that dipped over Hassan's head and into the net.

MAN OF THE MATCH: GERARD McMULLAN

OTHER LEAGUE RESULTS: Newtowne 3-0 Cookstown RBL, St. James Swifts 6-0 Desertmartin

NEXT FIXTURE:
BANGOR v GLEBE RANGERS, Saturday 30th December at the Bangor Fuels Arena. Match kick-off 2:00pm

(POSTED: 16th December 2017)

BRANTWOOD FIXTURE ICED

Bangor's game against Brantwood which had been scheduled for Saturday afternoon has been postponed as a result of the heavy snow and icey conditions in North Belfast on Friday afternoon. A new date for this fixture has yet to be decided.

On a brighter note, the Seasiders have added another match to their festive fixture list, a home tie against Glebe Rangers on Saturday, 30th December (2:00pm).

NEXT FIXTURE:
BANGOR v COAGH UNITED, Saturday 16th December at the Bangor Fuels Arena. Match kick-off 2:00pm

(POSTED: 8th December 2017)

DUNLOY 2-2 BANGOR

Dunloy

Bangor came away from Dunloy with a point in an entertaining 2-2 draw at McCamphill Park this afternoon. Dunloy took an early lead when a free-kick from the right was glanced home past Gibbons.

Mark Magennis got Bangor back on level terms after 22 minutes with a well placed low strike into the corner of the net. Dunloy regained the lead 5 minutes later when a shot from the edge of the penalty area came down off the crossbar and into the Bangor net.

Bangor started the second half brightly and finally found their way to goal in the 58th minute when a low drive from Karl Rossborough rebounded off the upright and landed kindly for Dale Patton, who made no mistake from a few yards out.

The Seasiders pushed forward in search of a winner in the closing stages, but couldn't find a way through a resilient Dunloy defence.

NEXT FIXTURE:
BRANTWOOD v BANGOR, Saturday 9th December at Skegoneill Avenue. Match kick-off 2:00pm

(POSTED: 2nd December 2017)

FESTIVE FIXTURE NEWS

The Seasiders have aranged two more League fixtures for December. First up, on Saturday 9th December we travel to Skegoneill Avenue to play Brantwood. The following Saturday (16th), we host title challenging Coagh United at the Bangor Fuels Arena. Late equalisers were the order of the day in our last meetings with both the Brants and Coagh United. Substitute Michael Edgar rescued a point for the Seasiders in a 2-2 draw with Brantwood at the Bangor Fuels Arena back in August while Ethan Boylan came up with the late goal in a 1-1 draw with Coagh at Hagan Park back in October.

Match kick-off for both matches is 2:00pm.

NEXT FIXTURE:
DUNLOY v BANGOR, Saturday 2nd December at McCamphill Park, Dunloy. Match kick-off 2:00pm

(POSTED: 2nd December 2017)

DEAN JUSTIN JOINS BANGOR AMATEURS

News Departing the Bangor Fuels Arena this week is defender Dean Justin who has joined Bangor Amateurs. We wish Dean well on his move and thank him for his efforts in a Bangor shirt.

BEAT THAT!
Congratulations to defender Gareth Beattie who picked up the Wolsey's Player of the Month Award for some excellent performances in October.

NEXT FIXTURE:
DUNLOY v BANGOR, Saturday 2nd December at McCamphill Park, Dunloy. Match Kick-Off 2:00PM

 

(POSTED: 26th November 2017)

Bangor ran out 5-1 winners over Newtowne at the Bangor Fuels Arena this afternoon. Gerard McMullan(2), Andy Long(2) and Dale Patton were all on target for the Seasiders.

Gerard McMullan gave the Seasiders the lead after 30 minutes when he latched on to the end of a deep crossfield ball from Mark Magennis.

Andy Long doubled Bangor's lead seven minutes in to the second half when he flicked in a Gerard McMullan cross from close range.

Gerard McMullan slotted home Bangor's third in the 66th minute, before free scoring Andy Long headed in the fourth a few minutes later.

Newtowne rallied and Morrison pulled one back for the visitors in the 82nd minute.

The industrious Dale Patton was rewarded for his efforts in injury-time when he bustled his way though the Newtowne defence to loft the ball over the keeper and into the net for Bangor's fifth.

OTHER RESULTS
COOKSTOWN YOUTH 3-2 BRANTWOOD, COAGH UNITED 5-2 BALLYNURE OB

NEXT FIXTURE:
DUNLOY v BANGOR, Sat,2nd Dec, 2:00PM

(POSTED: 25th November 2017)

Bangor are back in action on Saturday when Newtowne are the visitors to the Bangor Fuels Arena.Match kick off is 2:00pm.

The following Saturday, we travel to McCamphill Park to take on Dunloy in another league fixture. Once again, the match kick-off time is 2:00pm.

(POSTED: 21st November 2017)

News

Bangor ran out comfortable 4-0 winners at Mossley Park, Carnmoney this afternoon. The Seasiders dominated play from the off and it was no surprise when Ethan Boylan gave Bangor the lead on 14 minutes when he glanced in Karl Rossborough's free-kick from the left.

Ballynure's chances were hampered in the 33rd minute when midfielder Simon Magowan was dismissed for a rash challenge in midfield - his second yellow card.

Captain Andy Long headed in an Ethan Boylan cross from the right on 43 minutes to give Bangor a 2-0 lead at the break.

A well placed 25 yard strike from Jack Wasson on 53 minutes made it 3-0 to Bangor.

Andy Long completed the rout in the 67th minute with a curling shot from just inside the penalty area.

LEAGUE RESULT:
Coagh United 7(SEVEN)-0 Chimney Corner

(POSTED: 18th November 2017)

News

Bangor Football Club are holding a FUNdraising Quiz and Ballot in the BFC Social Club next Thursday evening.

Your host for the evening will be 'Noel The Quizmaster Riddle'. Noel will be aided by co-hosts Paul Puzzle and Mitch the Music Man.

Entry is £5 per person, with nibbles included in the price. The fun starts at 8:00pm. Contact: 07980149257 for further information.

Please feel free to come along and take part!

(POSTED: 17th November 2017)

News

A big thank you to our new tracksuit sponsors Betty Blacks. Michael Brennan from Betty Blacks is pictured left presenting the new tracksuits to Bangor manager Hugh Sinclair.

FIXTURE NEWS...
Bangor return to league action on Saturday when they travel to play Ballynure Old Boys at Mossley Park. Match kick off is at 2:00pm.
The Clandeboye BFC Supporters Club Bus leaves the Bangor Fuels Arena at 1:00pm.

On Saturday 25th November, the Seasiders will welcome Newtowne to the Bangor Fuels Arena in a newly arranged League fixture. Match kick off is 2:00pm.

(POSTED: 16th November 2017)

News

Bangor crashed out of the Steel & Sons Cup on Saturday afternoon at Mill Street in disappointing fashion. A 65th minute header from Pat McCafferty was enough to put Crumlin United through to the semi-final stage where they will face Newington YC.

The Seasiders started the game in a lively fashion, with Abby Sanusi providing the main goal threat for Bangor.

Injury forced Sanusi off the the pitch before half-time.

Bangor struggled to get to grips with the game in the second half and chances were at a premium at both ends.

Crumlin's goal came in the 65th minute when Darren Gibbons parried a corner kick onto the head of McCafferty at the back post.

Johnny Bowers came closest for Bangor in the 77th minute when his whipped 30 yard free kick glanced the Crumlin upright.

Bangor's misery was compounded in injury time when Johnny Bowers received his second yellow card of the day for pushing an opponent while trying to take a free-kick.

NEXT MATCH....

BALLYNURE O.B. v BANGOR , Mossley Playing Fields, Carnmoney, Saturday, 18th November, 2:00PM

(POSTED: 14th November 2017)

News

We're pleased to welcome One Step Insulation (OneStepInsulation.co.uk) as the new sponsor of our training kit.

DEPARTING DWAINE
Best wishes to striker Dwaine Beattie who has joined 1st Bangor. Dwaine scored twice for us this season - one in the nine goal victory over Kilmore Rec. and the winning goal in the 2-1 victory over Cliftonville Olympic in the Steel & Sons Cup.
We wish him every success in the future.

WOLSEY'S PLAYER OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER
Congratulations to goalkeeper Darren Gibbons who has picked up the Wolsey's Player of the Month Award for October.

NEXT MATCH....

Saturday, 11th November - CRUMLIN UNITED v BANGOR, Toals Steel & Sons Cup, Kick Off 1:30pm

(POSTED: 6th November 2017)

News

Bangor moved up to second place in the Ballymena & Provincial Intermediate League this afternoon with a resounding 4-0 win over Desertmartin at Dromore Park. Bangor went ahead in the 42nd minute when Karl Rossborough's efforts were rewarded when Desertmartin's Neal Smyth put through his own goal.

The Seasiders doubled their lead in the 52nd minute when Gerard McMullan rounded the keeper to slot home. Substitutes Kyle Woods and Dale Patton both found the net in the closing stages.

TODAY'S OTHER LEAGUE RESULTS:

Ballynure O.B. 5-1 Chimney Corner, Coagh United 3-0 Cookstown Youth, Dunloy 3-0 Cookstown RBL

FIXTURE NEWS

Saturday, 11th November - CRUMLIN UNITED v BANGOR, Toals Steel & Sons Cup, Kick Off 1:30pm

(The winner of this tie will play Newngton YC on Friday, 24th November)

(POSTED: 4th November 2017)

News

Bangor missed out on the chance to go top of the Ballymena & Provincial Intermediate League on Saturday afternoon, losing 2-0 Sofia Farmer at the Bangor Fuels Arena.

The Seasiders struggled to find a foothold in the game and fell behind in the 9th minute when bustling striker Tiago Jesus broke through the Bangor defence and slotted the ball past Darren Gibbons. Chances at the other end were at a premium - Mark Magennis came closest with a 15 yard volley that went over the bar.

As Bangor pushed for an equalizer in the second half, they found themselves caught out at the back once again. The impressive Milton Silva struck Sofia's second goal in the 82nd minute.

The game ended in controversial circumstances when a Sofia official was dismissed following an unsavoury incident on the pitch.

Saturday's win sees Sofia Farmer go top of the BAPIL. Bangor remain in 3rd place.

CAMEL RACING

A big thank you to everyone who supported the Camel Racing event in the Bangor FC Social Club last night. It was a great success!

FIXTURE NEWS

SAT, 4th November - DESERTMARTIN v BANGOR, BAPI League, Kick Off 2:00pm

Bangor's Steel & Sons Cup Quarter Final match against Crumlin United has been re-scheduled for Saturday 11th November

FRIENDS OF BANGOR - QUARTERLY DRAW

Congratulations to Geoff Martin - the winner of the first Friends of Bangor Quarterly Draw.

(POSTED: 29th October 2017)

News

Bangor dropped out of the Intermediate Cup at the first hurdle, losing 4-5 on penalty kicks to Carrick Rangers Reserves at the Bangor Fuels Arena this afternoon.

Carrick took the lead in the 26th minute when Fra Rice rolled the ball into an empty net after a moment of hesitation in the Bangor defence. Bangor had to wait until the 57th minute for their equalizer - Mark Magennis putting in a perfect cross from the left to give Kyle Woods an easy chance to nod in.

Both sides were reduced to 10 men in the second half, Larmour for Carrick (straight red) and Ethan Boylan for Bangor (second yellow).

The stalemate continued throughout extra-time and the game headed for penalty kicks.

Carrick scored all their spot kicks in the shoot-out, while Keith Armstrong was the unfortunate Bangor player to fire his shot just over the bar. Atkinson, Magennis, Bowers and Sanusi were all on target for the Seasiders.

Many thanks to our match sponsor: Billy Palmer and ball sponsors: Billy & David Millar.

TODAY'S MAN OF THE MATCH: Abby Sanusi (Pictured with Bangor FC Chairman Nicky Davidson)

NEXT FIXTURE:
Saturday 28th October, BANGOR v. SOFIA FARMER, BAPI League, Kick Off 2:00pm

A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY
Bangor FC Social Club is the venue for a Night at the Camel Races next Saturday evening (7:30pm). Tickets are priced £5 and are still available from club officials.

(Posted: 21st OCTOBER 2017)

News

Bangor climbed to third in the league table with a hard fought 7-0 win over Chimney Corner at Allen Park this afternoon. Ethan Boylan scored the only goal of a scrappy first half in the second minute, heading home a deep cross from the right.

Darren Gibbons was called into action on either side of half-time, first saving yet another penalty kick and then clawing away a deflected 20 yard free kick.

The introduction of substitute Abby Sanusi after an hour changed the whole shape of the game. Boylan added goals number two and three to complete his hat-trick soon after Sanusi's introduction, and Sanusi himself added the fourth.

With Chimney Corner's captain dismissed for handling a goalbound effort on the line, substitute Keith Armstrong swept home Bangor's fifth goal of the day from the penalty spot.

In a frantic final five minutes, striker Kyle Woods chipped in with a well-earned sixth and Neil Graham fired in from close range to complete the scoring.

A comfortable win for Bangor in the end on a day where all three Bangor subs got on the scoresheet, Ethan Boylan scored a perfect hat-trick and Darren Gibbons saved yet another penalty!

MAN OF THE MATCH: Abby Sanusi

OTHER RESULTS: Desermartin 2-1 Ballynure O.B.

NEXT FIXTURE:
Bangor v Carrick Rangers Reserves , Saturday 21st October.

(Posted: 14th OCTOBER 2017)

News

A late strike from substitute Ethan Boylan rescued a valuable point for the Seasiders at Hagan Park this afternoon.

MATCH VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS by G&J

OTHER RESULTS: Brantwood 3-0 Cookstown RBL, Desertmartin 4-4 Glebe Rangers, Newtowne 2-3 Ballynure OB, Sofia Farmer 1-1 Dunloy, St. James Swifts 4-1 Cookstown Youth

NEXT FIXTURE:
Chimney Corner v Bangor , Saturday 14th October.

(Posted: 7th OCTOBER 2017)