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OGorman Cup

Bangor made it through to the final of the O'Gorman Cup this afternoon, winning 4-3 on penalty kicks after a 1-1 draw with St. James Swifts at Woodlands Playing Fields. Bangor will now face Glebe Rangers in the Cup Final which is due to be played at Allen Park, Antrim on Friday 4th May.

A fairly uneventful first half burst into life in the 38th minute when Sammy Devine received his marching orders for a second yellow card offence. Four minutes later, the lively Ross Craig broke free on the left and produced a magnificent angled shot into the top corner of Maybin's net to give Bangor the lead.

Darren Gibbons was rarely troubled in the second half, but some slack marking from a corner kick in the 82nd minute gifted Gary Dorrian with an easy headed goal from close range.

Swifts defender Kyle Reid saw red late in the first period of extra time for a reckless challenge on Mark Cooling - Cooling clipped the crossbar with the resultant free-kick.

On target for Bangor in the shootout were Andy Long, Brett Widdowson, Gareth Beattie and Michael Edgar - Mark Cooling and Michael McClean saw their efforts saved. The decisive kick fell to Maybin, the Swifts goalkeeper, who blasted his effort high and wide of the target.

NEXT FIXTURE:
Bangor travel to Donegal Celtic Park, Belfast on Tuesday evening to face St. James Swifts once again, this time in a vital League fixture.
Match kick-off: 7:00pm.

OTHER RESULTS:
Ballynure OB 2-0 Cookstown RBL, Desertmartin 2-3 Cookstown Youth, Coagh United 11(ELEVEN)-0 Sofia Farmer.

(Posted: 21st April 2018)

Quiz Night

Bangor Football Club will be holding a Quiz Night in Bangor Rugby Club on the evening of Friday, 27th April. The hosts for the evening will be Noel 'Quizmaster' Riddle and his two glamorous assistants - Paul 'Puzzell' and Mitch the Musicman.

Entry is £5 per person and questions start at 8:00pm sharp! (Please note the venue is Bangor Rugby Club).

EVERYONE WELCOME!

(Posted: 15th April 2018)

Glebe Rangers

Bangor lost out on a chance to reach the Crawford Cup Final this afternoon, losing to Glebe Rangers in a penalty shootout.

Mark Cooling opened the scoring with a well struck 27th minute free-kick, but Dobbin levelled it for Glebe with nine minutes remaining in normal time.

Substitute Jordan Lucas pounced on a Glebe defensive mistake four minutes into extra-time to give Bangor the lead, the game was tied five minutes from the end when Nichol rose highest to head home another equalizer.

Michael Edgar and Mark Cooling were on target for the Seasiders in the shootout while Keith Armstrong blasted over and Sammy Devine saw his effort saved.

OTHER RESULTS:
Brantwood 1-1 Cookstown Youth; Cookstown RBL 3-2 Dunloy; Desertmartin 3-1 Chimney Corner

FORTHCOMING FIXTURES:

  • 21.04.2018 - St. James Swifts v. Bangor, O'Gorman Cup Semi-Final, Woodlands,2:00PM.
  • 24.04.2018 - St. James Swifts v. Bangor, BAPIL, Donegal Celtic Park, TBC.
  • 28.04.2018 - Glebe Rangers v. Bangor, BAPIL, Riada Stadium, 2:00PM.

(Posted: 14th April 2018)

Following a successful protest, Bangor have tonight been awarded a 3-0 victory over Sofia Farmer who played an ineligible player in the league game at Mill Meadow on Saturday, 17th March 2018.

(Posted: 9th April 2018)

Cookstown Youth

Bangor ran out 5-1 winners over Cookstown Youth at the Mid-Ulster Sports Arena this afternoon. On target for the Seasiders were Ben Roy, Mark Cooling, Ethan Boylan(2) and Gerard McMullan.

Bangor started brightly and Ben Roy gave them the lead after 19 minutes. Ethan Boylan had rounded the keeper, but saw his finish come back off the upright. Andy Long picked up the rebound and crossed for Roy to smash home from close range.

Once ahead, Bangor eased off and were punished on the half hour when a 20 yard strike arrowed into the corner of Darren Gibbons net.

Bangor stepped up a gear in the second half and went in to a 2-1 lead on the hour when a looping Andy Long cross from the right saw several players clatter into the frame of the goal - the ball ended up in the back of the net via the upright and Ethan Boylan's back.

Substitute Mark Cooling made it 3-1 two minutes later when he delivered a trademark 22 yard free-kick into the corner of the Cookstown net. Bangor were now in complete control and it was no surprise when Ethan Boylan blasted home a rebound from a Magennis cross on 74 minutes to make it 4-1.

Two minutes from time, substitute Gerard McMullan cut inside from the left and unleashed a magnificent dipping strike from 20 yards to round off what was an impressive second half performance from the Seasiders

NEXT FIXTURE:
Saturday, 14th April, BANGOR v. GLEBE RANGERS, Bangor Fuels Arena, Crawford Cup Semi-Final, 2:00pm

OTHER LEAGUE RESULTS: Brantwood 4-3 Dunloy; Chimney Corner 3-3 Cookstown RBL; Desertmartin 0-2 St. James Swifts

Centenary Ballot Draw Results:

  • 1. Merchant Hotel - B&B for two - Gerard McMullan (0047)
  • 2. Carnalea Golf Club - Fourball - Walter (McKeowns Fish Shop)
  • 3. Marine Court Hotel - Pool & Gym voucher - Ivor McGucken
  • 4. BFC Matchday Experience - Dylan Greer
  • 5. Nicholas Graham Aveda - Haircut & Blowdry - Graham Bailie
  • 6. Spectator Newspaper Mobile App 1 Year - Anne-Marie Stuart
  • 7. Lightyear Plumbing - Gas or Oil Boiler Service - JPodbylsis (0830)
  • 8. Dunlop Motorsport - £50 Garage Service - Anna (0643)
  • 9. Jenny Watts - Dinner for 2 - Gemma O'Driscoll
  • 10. 6 Bottles of Wine - Gill (1247)

Thanks to everyone for your support!
(Posted: 7th April 2018)

Dunloy

Bangor made it through to the semi-final stage of the Crawford Cup with a 3-0 win over Dunloy at the Bangor Fuels Arena this afternoon.

On target for the Seasiders were Ben Roy(2) and Dale Patton.

OTHER LEAGUE RESULTS: (Fri) Glebe Rangers 3-1 Brantwood; (Sat) Cookstown RBL 1-2 Newtowne; (Sat) Chimney Corner 2-4 Desertmartin

NEXT FIXTURE (B&PIL): Cookstown Youth v Bangor, Saturday, 7th April 2018, 2:00pm

Chimney Corner

Bangor bounced back from the disappointment of last Saturday's defeat to Sofia Farmer with a convincing 5-1 victory over Chimney Corner at the Bangor Fuels Arena last night.

Substitute Keith Armstrong opened the scoring after 11 minutes when he rose highest to head in a Mark Magennis free-kick. Bangor got their second goal two minutes later when a Gerard McMullan strike was controversionally judged to have crossed the line.

A hopeful long ball from Brett Widdowson somehow found the back of the net in the 59th minute, before Corner pulled one back when Toner bundled in a rebound from a penalty kick. Ethan Boylan flicked in a Mark Magennis corner kick in the 66th minute for Bangor's fourth and Gerard McMullan completed the rout in the 75th minute when he converted a Ben Roy cross.

MAN OF THE MATCH: BEN ROY - As chosen by our Match sponsors G&H Film and Television Services Ltd. and Alan Corbett.

OTHER LEAGUE RESULTS: Dunloy 1-4 St.James Swifts; Sofia Farmer 1-2 Desertmartin; Coagh United 2-4 Glebe Rangers.

FIXTURE NEWS:
Bangor will be at home to Dunloy in the third round of the Crawford Cup on Saturday 31st March - (Kick-off 2:00pm). The following Saturday (7th), we travel to play Cookstown Youth in a League match.

Sofia Farmer

An ‘out of sorts’ Bangor side fell to their first defeat in over 4 months at a chilly Mill Meadow on Saturday afternoon. Luis Dias thundered a very creative Sofia Farmer side into a 16th minute lead with a shot from just outside the penalty area that flew past Gibbons. Slack defending from a corner in the 34th minute gifted Sofia with their second goal.  Bangor rallied and in the 40th minute Gerard McMullan blasted a shot in from the edge of the area to make it 2-1 to Sofia Farmer at half time.

Bangor dominated much of the play after the break with Gerard McMullan and Ben Roy both going close for the Seasiders. Disaster struck in the 55th minute when the curiously numbered Rui Lanzinhas raced down the left flank and unleashed a shot that zeroed its way into the far corner of Gibbons' net to make it 3-1.

Bangor rallied once again and a rare moment of quality passing saw Mark Cooling convert an easy chance from close range in the 70th minute. With the score at 3-2, Bangor pushed for an equaliser, but a combination of poor Bangor finishing and some last gasp Sofia Farmer defending in the closing stages ensured that there was no further scoring on the pitch.

OTHER RESULTS:
Chimney Corner 1-2 St. James Swifts; Desertmartin 0-4 Dunloy; Glebe Rangers 4-1 Ballynure OB

NEXT FIXTURE
Bangor are back in action on Friday (23rd) evening when Chimney Corner visit the Bangor Fuels Arena for a league match. Match kick off 7:45pm.

Cookstown Youth

Bangor were made to work hard for their 4-3 victory over Cookstown Youth at a rain soaked Bangor Fuels Arena this afternoon. The Seasiders found themselves a goal down after 7 minutes when a moment of hesitation in the Bangor defence following a throw-in presented Malkie with an easy chance to score for Cookstown. Bangor captain Andy Long levelled it on 19 minutes when he rose highest to get on the end of Mark Cooling's cross from the right. Bangor's joy was short-lived - O'Neill's spectacular strike from the edge of the box 2 minutes later flew into the top corner of the net, giving Gibbons no chance.

Things went from bad to worse in the 40th minute when more slack defending allowed Glasgow to unleash another pinpoint strike which once again gave Gibbons no chance and sent Cookstown into a 3-1 lead.

Bangor fought back and just before the break, Mark Magennis was presented with a one-on-one chance against the keeper and made no mistake.

The Seasiders trailed 3-2 at the break, but came out all guns blazing in the second-half. Ben Roy was quickest to react when the Cookstown keeper spilled a shot in the 47th minute - Roy's closerange effort went in off the upright.

A couple of minutes later, Man of the Match, Mark Magennis spotted the Cookstown keeper off his line and floated a perfectly struck 40 yard shot over his head and into the net.

The hard working Dale Patton and substitute Gerard McMullan both went close for the Seasiders in the second half, but there was no further scoring. In the end, Bangor were very relieved to hear the final whistle.

MAN OF THE MATCH: MARK MAGENNIS
Today's Man of the Match was selected by our Match and Ball Sponsors - The Keyboard Warriors.

OTHER RESULTS:
Coagh United 1-1 St. James Swifts; Cookstown RBL 8-0 Chimney Corner; Newtowne 3-1 Brantwood; Dunloy 4-0 Desertmartin.

NEXT MATCH: Saturday, 17th March: Sofia Farmer v. Bangor, BAPIL, 2:00pm

Dunloy Match Postponed

LAST MAN STANDING STARTS ON SATURDAY

Last Man Standing

Bangor Football Club has unveiled a new club crest featuring a traditional seagull, sea and shield emblem with a sweeping centenary banner for this landmark occassion.

There will be a range of events throughout 2018, kicking off this weekend with a 'Last Man Standing' competition. You can join in the fun and show your support for 'The Seasiders' by entering the competition HERE. (All entries must be in by 12:30pm this Saturday)

In April we will launch a Centenary Ballot and in May we will hold a special function where we will re-live the glory of the 1993 Irish Cup Final.

Over the summer there will be an evening with some very special guests and also a special centenary football match.

The floral display beside the main Post Office in Bangor will be dedicated to the Bangor FC Centenary in September. This month will also see the launch of a special Bangor Football Club exhibition at Bangor Museum.

Another highlight of the year will be a special Gala Dinner which will be held in the Marine Court Hotel on Saturday, 6th October 2018.

More information on each of these events and others will be published here in due course.

(Posted: 28th Feb 2018)

Dunloy

LAST GASP GETTY

Newtowne

Bangor produced an epic finish to claim three valuable points at Scoggy Road this afternoon in an entertaining and feisty match against Newtowne.

The Seasiders got off to a slow start, but managed to take the lead in the 33rd minute when Ben Roy headed in a rebound off the Newtowne keeper after good work from Gerard McMullan. Bangor's lead was short lived and Newtowne levelled matters soon after from the penalty spot.

The game burst into life in the second half when Ethan Boylan slid into a tackle and a melee ensued. The referee stopped the game for several minutes and a player from each side was dismissed - Ethan Boylan was given a straight red.

Newtowne, who had played some tidy football throughout, put together a great passing move a carve open the Bangor defence in the 85th minute and take the lead.

Bangor pressed for an equaliser, but saw several chances go begging. As the clock ran down in injury time, the ball was cleared out to defender Paul Dickson standing 35 yards from goal. He dispatched a speculative lob towards goal that evaded everyone and bounced inside the six yard box and rose up into the back of the net beyond the static Newtowne keeper.

Bangor continued to push for a winner in the dying seconds and a perfectly delivered inswinging corner from Mark Cooling on the right saw Chris Getty (wearing the captain's armband) rise up and power home the winner from close range. The scenes were rapturous.

SATURDAY'S RESULTS:
Chimney Corner 0-6 Glebe Rangers; Cookstown RBL 2-2 Brantwood; Dunloy 4-1 Coagh United; Sofia Farmer 1-2 St. James Swifts

Bangor ran out comfortable 4-0 winners over Chimney Corner at the Bangor Fuels Arena in a second round O'Gorman Cup tie this evening.

Ethan Boylan got Bangor off to a great start when he smashed home a deep cross from Mark Magennis on the right after just 4 minutes. The Seasiders had a setback after 8 minutes when an injured Gareth Beattie had to be carried off the pitch.

Boylan grabbed his second of the game from the penalty spot after 33 minutes after he had been brought down in the area by the Corner 'keeper Wilkinson.

The Seasiders remained on top for much of the second half, but had to wait until the 80th minute to get their third goal - Dale Patton rose highest to head home a Mark Cooling corner-kick from the right.

The lively Ross Craig completed the scoring in the 89th minute when his 25 yard strike found the net off the underside of the crossbar.

Bangor will now have an away fixture in the semi-final of the O'Gorman Cup and will play the winner of the St James Swifts v. Sofia Farmer tie. Date to be confirmed.

MAN OF THE MATCH: Ross Craig.

NEXT FIXTURE: NEWTOWNE v BANGOR, Saturday, 24th February - Kick Off 2:00pm

TUESDAY'S LEAGUE RESULT: Glebe Rangers 5-2 Sofia Farmer

(Posted: 20th Feb 2018)

Chimney

Desertmartin Banner

Bangor ran out comfortable 8-0 winners over Desertmartin at the Bangor Fuels Arena this afternoon. The Seasiders were frustrated in the opening quarter, but the floodgates opened after Sammy Devine headed home a Mark Cooling corner in the 27th minute.

A delightful chip from Gerard McMullan in the 37th minute made it 2-0 and Ethan Boylan made it 3-0 four minutes later when he headed in Mark Cooling's corner kick from the right.

A trademark 30 yard strike from Mark Cooling made it 4-0 before Ben Roy scored his first goal for Bangor on the stroke of half-time following some great work from McMullan on the right.

Bangor continued their dominance in the second half and it wasn't long before Ben Roy smashed home a rebound off the keeper for Bangor's sixth in the 55th minute after good work from Mark Magennis. Substitute Ross Craig robbed the Desertmartin 'keeper of the ball and set up fellow sub Keith Armstrong for a simple tap in for Bangor's seventh, before Gareth Beattie broke free on the right in the 78th minute to fire home and complete the rout.

GOALSCORERS: Ben Roy(2), Gerard McMullan, Mark Cooling, Ethan Boylan, Keith Armstrong, Sammy Devine, Gareth Beattie

MAN OF THE MATCH:
A big thank you to our match and ball sponsors for Saturday's game: The Hungry Seagulls and Bangor Elim Church.
Our sponsors are pictured below with Man of the Match Ben Roy.
Hungry Seagulls

NEXT FIXTURE TUESDAY NIGHT - Bangor play a second round tie against Chimney Corner on Tuesday evening.

OTHER SCORES: St. James Swifts 2-0 Brantwood, Sofia Farmer 1-1 Cookstown RBL, Dunloy 0-1 Ballynure OB, Chimney Corner 0-9 Newtowne.

Scoreless in Skegoneill

Brantwood

Bangor had to settle for a point in their league match against Brantwood at Skegoneill this afternoon. Despite having the lion's share of possession throughout, Bangor struggled to find a way through a resolute Brantwood defence.

Mark Cooling came closest for the Seasiders in the first half when his 20 yard strike was parried round the post by the Brantwood 'keeper.

The best chance of the game came in the second half when Ethan Boylan's driven shot from the edge of the penalty was also pushed round the post.

A new look Bangor defence of Getty, Dickson and Edgar were comfortable throughout despite the muddy conditions.

FIXTURE NEWS
Bangor will take on Desertmartin at the Bangor Fuels Arena next Saturday (17th). Match kick off 2:00pm

SATURDAY'S LEAGUE RESULT:
St. James Swifts 5-0 Cookstown RBL

(Posted: 10th Feb 2018)

Ernie Beattie

We were delighted to welcome former player Reggie Dornan to the Bangor Fuels Arena as a special guest on Saturday afternoon. Reggie, who is the Newcastle United Foundation Disability Football Development Officer was a first team regular for the Seasiders between 1981 and 1999. A talented defender, he picked up a County Antrim Shield medal in 1989 and was part of the 1993 Irish Cup winning squad. Reggie hung up his boots at the age of 40, and after a spell at Dundela, he moved to England to take up his current position at Newcastle United in 2011.

Reggie made the Friends of Bangor draw on Saturday afternoon, and was pictured handing over the prize to the winner Ernie Beattie. Congratulations Ernie! Great to see you back Reggie!

(Posted 4th February 2018)

O'Gorman Cup Progress

News

Bangor made it through to the quarter final stage of the O'Gorman Cup with a nervy 3-2 win over Ballynure Old Boys at the Bangor Fuels Arena on Saturday afternoon.

An unmarked Keith Armstrong had the simple task of heading Bangor into an 11th minute lead after Ben Roy's lofted ball from the right had glanced off the crossbar. Some nifty footwork from Ross Craig on the edge of the Ballynure penalty area made enough space for him to shoot the Seasiders into a two goal lead after 18 minutes. Bangor looked to be in control of the game, but a miscued defensive clearance at the back post gifted Robert Watson with an easy chance for Ballynure to pull one back in first half injury time.

Bangor 'keeper Darrren Gibbons was forced into making a string of excellent second half saves as Ballynure went in search of an equalizer. However it was the Seasiders who finally found the net in the 86th minute when a defensive mix up gave substitute Gerard McMullan a chance to drill the ball past Adams to give Bangor a 3-1 lead. The game looked to be over, but a 90th minute mis-hit own goal from Gareth Beattie gave Bangor a nervous couple of minutes as Ballynure threw everyone forward in injury time.

MAN OF THE MATCH (Selected by Match Sponsor Jim Kelly): Darren Gibbons

Bangor will play Chimney Corner the Bangor Fuels Arena in the quarter-final stage of the O'Gorman Cup. A date for this fixture has yet to be confirmed.

FIXTURE NEWS
Bangor are back in action next Saturday when we travel to Skegoneill Avenue to face Brantwood in a league match. Match kick-off 2:00pm.

SATURDAY'S LEAGUE RESULTS
Cookstown Youth 6-0 Chimney Corner, Cookstown RBL 0-3 Desertmartin

(POSTED 4th February 2018)

FUN QUIZ - ROUND 2

NewsCongratulations to striker Ethan Boylan who picked up the Wolsey's Player of the Month Award for December. Ethan bagged three crucial goals in our games against Glebe Rangers and Coagh United back in December.

FIXTURE NEWS:
Bangor will play Ballynure O.B. at the Bangor Fuels Arena next Saturday (3rd February) in the O'Gorman Cup. Match Kick-off 1:30pm.

(POSTED: 27th January 2018)



Dickson and Roy

We are pleased to announce the addition of two new faces to the Bangor squad. 28 year old striker Ben Roy joins the Seasiders from Carrick Rangers. Ben was part of the Carrick Rangers Championship One winning side and also finished as the league's top scorer in the 2013/14 season while playing for Dundela.

Also joining the Seasiders is the experienced Paul Dickson. Paul has been a first team regular at H & W Welders for many years and has over 200 appearances under his belt for the east Belfast side.

We welcome both players to the Bangor Fuels Arena.

(POSTED: 20th January 2018)

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.

(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)