Ethan Boylan grabbed the goal for Bangor as the Seasiders lost 2-1 to Lisburn Rangers at Stanley Park in a pre-season friendly this afternoon.

Lisburn Rangers gave the 20 Bangor players on show an excellent workout.

HUME-ONGOUS NEWS
30 year old central defender DAVID HUME will remain at Bangor for the 2022/23 season. David was a central figure in the Bangor defence last season and scored two goal.

NEXT MATCH:
Saturday 9th July, Annagh United v Bangor, Donard Park, Newcastle, Kick off TBC

(Posted: Saturday, 2nd July 2022)

Ben Arthurs

He has topped our goal scoring charts since 2018 and he'll be playing for Bangor in the 2022/23 season - BEN ARTHURS

(Posted: Friday, 1st July 2022)

New Kit

Bangor's new 2022/23 Macron kit has been revealed.

Check out our our online store to see the full range: https://www.442teamwear.com/bangor-fc/

(Posted: Friday, 1st July 2022)

The Seasiders kicked off their pre-season with a 4-0 win over Sirocco Works at Clandeboye Park this evening. Ben Arthurs, Finn Moffett and A Trialist(2) got the goals for Bangor.

Lisburn Rangers

NEXT MATCH:
Saturday, 2nd July 2022 - Lisburn Rangers v Bangor, Stanley Park, Lisburn, 2:00pm

(Posted: Thursday, 30th June 2022)

Sirocco

Bangor Football Club is delighted to announce a new team wear partnership with Macron.

The four year deal will see all of the Seasiders’ mens, women and youth teams kitted out in Macron team wear, starting in the 2022/2023 season.

Bangor's new home and away kits will be unveiled on social media on Friday 1st July. Supporters will able to purchase their replica jerseys and off field merchandise from the 442 Teamwear website on the day.

Confirming the partnership, Bangor FC Director Neil Watson said, "This is an exciting time for the Club on many fronts and we are delighted to be working with Macron for the next four years. The service and quality of choice provided by Macron is impressive and I believe that the match kits and off field range will be popular with our supporters. We look forward to working with both Macron and 442 Teamwear over the coming years, and are excited to see our players and supporters kitted out for the season ahead."

Andrea Palilla, Country Manager for Macron, said, "Macron have been working with Andy at 442 Teamwear very closely over the past four years and have regularly discussed the teamwear situation at Bangor Football Club. We are extremely pleased to sign a four year partnership with Bangor Football Club this season. We have many relationships with clubs in England, Scotland and Wales with a priority on introducing Macron to the Northern Ireland market, we are excited that Bangor Football Club with the support of 442 Teamwear will be part of this journey.

Andy Neill, Director of 442 Teamwear, said, "We are delighted to be in partnership with Bangor Football Club in conjunction with a global brand such as Macron. This deal is the first of its kind with Bangor Football Club and shows the progression of not only our relationship with the Club over the past four seasons but of the Club itself. With the addition of the Youth Academy, ground developments and Ladies/Girls sections, it’s a relationship we were pleased to progress and commit to long term."

Bangor FC men's first team will take to the field in their new kit for the first time at Clandeboye Park on Tuesday 19th July when the Seasiders take on Glenavon in a pre-season friendly.

(Posted: Thursday, 30th June 2022)

Sirocco

Pre-season kicks off on Thursday night when Sirocco Works travel to Clandeboye Park to meet the Seasiders.

Admission: £3 Adult, £2 Concession, U16 Free.

PLAYER NEWS - REECE NEALE

Defender REECE NEALE, the club's 2021/22 player of the year has committed to the Seasiders for another season. The left-back, who scored three goals for the club last season became a firm favourite with the fans after joining us from Carrick Rangers last summer.

We look forward to seeing Reece back at Clandeboye Park in the 2022/23 season.

(Posted: Wednesday, 29th June 2022)

Signings 

31 year old striker Ethan Boylan will be with the Seasiders once again for the 2022/23 season.

Ethan first joined the Seasiders back in the summer of 2013 and went on to score 32 goals in his first spell at the club. Returning in 2017, he went on to be part of the O'Gorman Cup winning side and played a hand in the lifting of the Ballymena and Provincial Intermediate League Title. Ethan has had his battles with injury in recent times, but is ready once again for the 2022/23 season.

We also welcome 19 year old Australian defender Ryley D'Sena to Clandeboye Park. Ryley follows in the footsteps of Nick Aretzis last term in joining us on a season long loan from Larne. Ryley made his Premiership debut in 2021 and picked up the Larne Manager's Academy Player of the Year Award last season.

(Posted: Thursday, 23rd June 2022)

Preseason 

(Posted: Tuesday, 21st June 2022)

Signings 

31 year old midfielder Aaron Harris is the latest addition to the Bangor F.C. 2022/23 squad.

Aaron makes the move from Lisburn Distillery where he made over 150 appearances and was the club captain. Welcome to Clandeboye Aaron.

(Posted: Monday, 20th June 2022))

Signings 

Several more players from last season's squad will be turning out for the Seasiders in the 2022/23 season.

Midfielder DYLAN O'KANE, who joined us from Ards in January will be turning out for the Seasiders once again next season.

MICHAEL HALLIDAY has committed to Bangor for another season. The veteran striker came second in the goalscoring charts last season with 13 goals.

Goalkeeper MATTY ANDERSON will also be wearing Bangor colours next season. Matty made 35 appearances for Bangor in 2021/22.

Meanwhile, we say farewell to JACK UPRITCHARD who will be joining Mark Cooling at Bangor Amateurs next season and also to ZAC FLETCHER has also departed due to work commitments. We thank these players for their service and we wish them well in the future.

(Posted: Friday, 17th June 2022)

Signings 

Two key members of last season's squad will be turning out for the Seasiders in 2022/23.

Tough tackling defender GARETH BEATTIE returns for what will be his 9th season at Clandeboye.

26 year old midfielder KARL DEVINE who joined the Seasiders from Dundela last year will also be staying with us for another season.

(Posted: Sunday, 12th June 2022)

Both Mark Cooling and Jack Wasson have left the Seasiders

Cooling scored 78 times for Bangor over two spells after first joining the Club in 2013 while Wasson departs after five seasons at Clandeboye Park.

The Club would like to thank both players for all of their efforts over the years and wish them well for the future.

(Posted: Saturday, 11th June 2022)

Signings 

The Bangor FC 2022/23 Squad is starting to take shape, with three more players committing to the Seasiders for next season.

We are pleased to see that Club Captain Lewis Harrison, striker Jordan Hughes and pacey winger Jamie Glover will be wearing yellow and blue at Clandeboye Park next season.

(Posted: Wednesday, 8th June 2022)

We are delighted to welcome central defender Ryan Arthur back to Clandeboye Park for the 2022-23 season. Ryan, who first joined Bangor in July 2018 returns to the Seasiders after spending a short time with Ballyclare Comrades last season.

Also joining the Seasiders this week is 37 year old goalkeeper James Taylor. James had a brief stint with Bangor in the 2004/05 season and has had spells with Glenavon, Glentoran and Carrick Rangers in recent years.

OTHER NEWS
The Bangor Football Club 2021/22 end of season award winners were announced at the weekend and are as follows;

  • Manager's Player of the Year: Lewis Harrison
  • Players' Player of the Year: Reece Neale
  • Directors' Player of the Year: Reece Neale
  • Directors' Young Player of the Year: Lewis Harrison
  • Top Goal Scorer: Ben Arthurs
  • Drew Kelly Memorial Cup: Reece Neale
  • Reserve Team Manager's Player of the Year: Tim Millar-Wilson
  • Reserve Team Players' Player of the Year: Callum Mills
  • Reserve Team Top Goalscorer: Finn Moffett

(Posted: Monday, 6th June 2022)

Knockbreda 

The Seasiders have missed out on promotion to the NIFL Championship. Today's 2-0 defeat at Breda Park means that Knockbreda win the tie 4-2 on aggregate.

In front of a bumper crowd, Bangor started the game well. Ben Arthurs nearly snatched an early opener after 5 minutes, but his lobbed effort drifted just wide of the upright. Jamie Glover also had an effort well saved by Deane.

Following a goal less first half, the Seasiders struggled to keep up the pressure, and Knockbreda took full advantage when a corner kick was bundled over the line from close range in the 51st minute. Knockbreda extended their lead two minutes later when Greer blasted home a loose ball in the area.

Bangor made little headway against a resolute Knockbreda defence in the second half and unfortunately our season has ended with disappointment.

BANGOR TEAM:
M.Anderson, G.Beattie, R.Neale, Z.Fletcher, J.Doey, L.Harrison, K.Devine(E.Boylan), J.Glover(J.Hughes), B.Arthurs, M.Halliday.
Subs not used: D.Gibbons, C.Mills, M.Cooling, L.Blackstock, J.Upritchard

BILLY McCULLOUGH
A minutes silence was held before the game against Knockbreda in memory of Billy McCullough who sadly passed away earlier this week. A former director, Billy was a long time supporter of the club, as well as being a social club member. We extend our deepest sympathies to Billy's family and friends.

(Posted: Saturday, 14th May 2022)

Knockbreda 

THE LATE, LATE SHOW

Injury time goals from Ben Arthurs and Zac Fletcher mean the Seasiders still have everything to play for as we head in to Saturday's second leg tie at Breda Park.

Bangor got off to a bad start when Heggarty slid the ball past Anderson in the second minute. A Dylan O'Kane strike from distance and a lobbed effort from Arthurs were all that Bangor had to show for their first half efforts.

Knockbreda extended their lead in the 57th minute when a headed clearance fell kindly for Max Greer to smash the ball into the roof of Anderson's net.

In a high drama finish, Bangor found a road back into the tie in the 94th minute when a deep cross from the right was nodded in from close range by Ben Arthurs.

A minute later, Clandeboye Park erupted and Bangor were level when Zac Fletcher ghosted in to head home a rebound off the upright.

GARY'S MATCH GALLERY

BANGOR TEAM:
M.Anderson, G.Beattie, R.Neale, J.Doey, Z.Fletcher, D.O'Kane, L.Harrison, K.Devine, J.Upritchard(J.Hughes), B.Arthurs, J.Glover(M.Halliday).
Subs not used: D.Gibbons, M.Cooling, L.Blackstock, Mills, E.Boylan.

NEXT MATCH:
Sat, 14.05.2022 - Knockbreda v Bangor, Play Off 2nd Leg, Breda Park, 2:00pm

(Posted: Tuesday, 10th May 2022)

Armagh City 

Bangor secured a play off spot with a 3-1 win against Armagh City at Clandeboye Park this afternoon.

The Seasiders took the lead in spectacular fashion in the 37th minute, Jack Upritchard curling the ball into the top corner of the Armagh net.

Armagh pulled a goal back early in the second half, but a double from Ben Arthurs secured the win for Bangor.

GARY'S MATCH GALLERY

BANGOR TEAM
M.Anderson, G.Beattie, R.Neale, D.Hume, J.Doey, L.Harrison(E.Boylan), D.O'Kane(L.Blackstock), J.Upritchard(Z.Fletcher), B.Arthurs, M.Halliday(K.Devine), J.Glover.
Subs not used: Magill, Hughes, Millar

(Posted: Saturday, 7th May 2022)

First half goals from Michael Halliday and David Hume gave Bangor a win in the rain at Crystal Park this evening.

The Seasiders now need to avoid defeat on Saturday against Armagh City to make the play offs.

BANGOR TEAM:
M.Anderson, G.Beattie, J.Doey, D.Hume, N.Aretzis, L.Harrison, D.O'Kane(K.Devine), J.Upritchard, M.Halliday(E.Boylan), B.Arthurs, J.Glover.
Subs not used: D.Gibbons, M.Cooling, R.Neale, J.Hughes

NEXT MATCH: 07.05.2022 - BANGOR v ARMAGH CITY, PIL, Clandeboye Park, 12:00 noon

(Posted: Tuesday, 3rd May 2022)

Bangor cling on to second place in the PIL table despite losing 4-2 to Limavady United at the Showgrounds this afternoon.

Jamie Glover raced through to put the Seasiders ahead after 20 minutes, but Pomeroy levelled it for Limavady from the penalty spot 10 minutes later.

Glover blasted Bangor back in front two minutes later with a well struck shot from 25 yards, but it was all square again after 51 minutes when Pomeroy scored his second penalty of the day.

An angled shot from distance and an own goal saw Limavady take the upper hand despite being reduced to 10 men near the end.

BANGOR TEAM:
M.Anderson, Z.Fletcher(G.Beattie), R.Neale(L.Blackstock), D.Hume, J.Doey, N.Aretzis, L.Harrison, D.O'Kane(M.Cooling), J.Upritchard(M.Halliday), B.Arthurs, J.Glover.
Sub not used: D.Gibbons

OTHER RESULTS:
Banbridge Town 3-0 Dollingstown, Newington 6-1 Armagh City, Moyola Park 2-2 Tobermore United, Portstewrt 7-0 PSNI

NEXT MATCH: 03.05.2022 - BANBRIDGE TOWN v BANGOR, PIL, CRYSTAL PARK, 7:00PM

(Posted: Saturday, 30th April 2022)

Newington 

Bangor were soundly beaten by a rampant Newington side at Clandeboye Park this afternoon.

Reilly fired low into the corner past Anderson after 6 minutes to send Newington on their way. Newington added four more second half goals to their tally as Bangor struggled to find a way back into the game.

Bangor remain second in the table on 44 points, 4 points behind leaders Newington and 1 point ahead of Armagh City with three games remaining.

BANGOR TEAM:
M.Anderson, G.Beattie(E.Boylan), R.Neale, N.Aretzis, P.Dickson(M.Cooling), Z.Fletcher, L.Harrison(M.Halliday), K.Devine(J.Upritchard), D.O'Kane, B.Arthurs, J.Glover.
Subs not used: D.Gibbons, J.Wasson

GARY'S MATCH GALLERY

OTHER PIL RESULTS:
Armagh City 0-2 Dollingstown, Limavady United 1-2 Banbridge Town, Lisburn Distillery 2-1 Moyola Park, Tobermore United 1-5 PSNI

NEXT MATCH
Sat, 30-04-22, Limavady United v Bangor, Limavady Showgrounds, PIL, 3:00pm

(Posted: Saturday, 23rd April 2022)

League Table 

The Seasiders battled out a 2-2 draw with Dollingstown at Planters Park this evening.

Losing 1-0 at half-time, Bangor fought back to level it with a close range goal from defender Nick Aretzis There was drama in the 57th minute when David Hume was dismissed for hand ball on the goal line and Matty Anderson saved the subsequent penalty. Bangor then took the lead with a powerful header from Jamie Glover just after the hour mark. However, the 10 men couldn't hold on and a deflected shot gave Anderson no chance in the 71st minute.

BANGOR TEAM
M.Anderson, Z.Fletcher(E.Boylan), R.Neale, D.Hume, N.Aretzis, K.Devine. L.Harrison(P.Dickson), D.O'Kane, J.Upritchard(G.Beattie), B.Arthurs(M.Halliday), J.Glover.
Subs: M.Cooling, D.Gibbons

OTHER PIL SECTION A FIXTURES:
Banbridge Town 0-0 Armagh City, Newington 2-1 Limavady United.

NEXT MATCH
Sat, 23rd April 2022 - Bangor v Newington, PIL, Clandeboye Park, 3:00PM

(Posted: Tuesday, 19th April 2022)

Split Fixtures

(Posted: Monday, 18th April 2022)

table

Bangor went back to the top of the Lough 41 PIL table with a spirited 1-0 win over Newington at Clandeboye Park this afternoon.

Substitute Ben Arthurs bustled his way through to fire past the advancing Maybin after 30 minutes to score the decisive goal in what was very much a one-sided game.

The Seasiders set the tone in the opening minutes when Zac Fletcher crashed a header off the Newington crossbar. The second half saw Bangor take control of the match, but the Seasiders were prevented from extending their lead by the woodwork and by Maybin who produced three excellent saves to deny Harrison, Glover and O'Kane.

BANGOR TEAM:
M.Anderson, P.Dickson(J.Upritchard), Z.Fletcher, R.Neale, D.Hume, N.Aretzis, K.Devine, L.Harrison(J.Wasson), D.O'Kane, J.Glover, J.Hughes(B.Arthurs).
Subs not used: D.Gibbons, M.Halliday, M.Cooling, E.Boylan

OTHER PIL RESULTS:
Dollingstown 5-2 Banbridge Town, Lisburn Distillery 0-2 Limavady United, Moyola Park 2-2 Armagh City, PSNI 0-3 Portstewart

NEXT MATCH
Tues, 19.04.2022 - Dollingstown v Bangor, PIL, Planters Park, 6:30pm

(Posted: Saturday, 16th April 2022)

Newington 

Forthcoming fixtures:

  • Sat, 16.04.2022 - Bangor v Newington, PIL, Clandeboye Park, 3:00pm
  • SPLIT - SECTION A
  • Tue, 19.04.2022 - Dollingstown v Bangor, PIL, Planters Park, 6:30pm
  • Sat, 23.04.2022 - Bangor v Newington, PIL, Clandeboye Park, 3:00pm
  • Sat, 30.04.2022 - Limavady United v Bangor, Limavady Showgrounds, 3:00pm
  • Tue, 03.05.2022 - Banbridge Town v Bangor, PIL, Crystal Park, 7:15pm
  • Sat, 07.05.2022 - Bangor v Armagh City, PIL, Clandeboye Park, 12:00 noon

(Posted: Thursday, 14th April 2022)

Are you passionate about football and have a desire to develop the next generation of female footballers? Bangor Football Club are looking to recruit coaches to take on roles within our exciting new Girls Academy.

Working under the Head of Girls and Womens Football you will be able to plan, deliver and evaluate coaching sessions.

Criteria:

No experience necessary (Level 1 preferred)

  • Subject to AccessNI Enhanced Check
  • Passionate about the game
  • Want to be part of the growth and development of the newly established Bangor FC Girls Academy
  • Committed to development of your own knowledge and skills as a coach

Coaches will receive:

  • Club team wear package
  • Coaches handbook
  • Continued club mentor/support
  • Support towards coach education courses
  • Equipment for sessions

If you’re excited to help develop the next generation of female footballers then get in touch NOW!

Contact: girlsacademy@bangorfc.com

(Posted: Tuesday, 12th April 2022)

Banbridge Town 

Two first half defensive lapses proved costly for Bangor at Crystal Park this afternoon as Banbridge eased to victory over an out of sorts Seasiders.

Former Seasider Sean og Gallagher opened the scoring on 29 minutes when he was on hand to fire home a parry from Anderson at close range. Banbridge extended their lead on the stroke of half time when Anderson's attempted save only set the ball up for Doyle to smash home on the goal line.

Bangor's misery was compounded in the second half when defender Jonathan Doey was dismissed for violent conduct in the 66th minute.

Ben Arthurs went closest for Bangor in injury time when he rattled the Banbridge crossbar with a powerful header.

BANGOR TEAM:
M.Anderson, P.Dickson(G.Beattie), R.Neale, J.Doey, N.Atretzis, M.Cooling(D.O'Kane), K.Devine(J.Wasson), L.Harrison(D.Hume), B.Arthurs, J.Glover, F.Moffett(M.Halliday). Subs not used: D.Gibbons, L.Feeney

GARY'S MATCH GALLERY

OTHER PIL RESULTS
Newington 5-2 Moyola Park, Limavady United 4-0 PSNI, Portstewart 1-2 Lisburn Distillery, Tobermore United 0-8 Dollingstown

Table 

REMAINING Pre-SPLIT PIL FIXTURES:

  • Tue, 12.04.2022 - LIMAVADY UNITED v BANBRIDGE TOWN
  • Tue, 12.04.2022 - NEWINGTON v LISBURN DISTILLERY
  • Sat, 16.04.2022 - BANGOR v. NEWINGTON, PIL, Clandeboye Park, 3:00pm
  • Sat, 16.04.2022 - DOLLINGSTOWN v BANBRIDGE TOWN
  • Sat, 16.04.2022 - LISBURN DISTILLERY v LIMAVADY UNITED
  • Sat, 16.04.2022 - MOYOLA PARK v ARMAGH CITY
  • Sat, 16.04.2022 - PSNI v PORTSTEWART

(Posted: Saturday, 9th April 2022)

(Posted: Saturday, 2nd April 2022)

Limavady United

(Photo - Life Through A Lens NI)

Two late goals saw the points shared in a very even match between Bangor and Limavady United at Clandeboye Park this afternoon.

Jordan Hughes finally broke the deadlock in the 88th minute when he found space in the area to blast Bangor into the lead. However, Bangor's joy was short-lived as Carlin hooked the ball over Anderson to level it for Limavady one minute later.

Armagh's 1-0 victory over PSNI takes them back to the top of the Lough 41 PIL. Bangor are just one pont behind Armagh, have played one game less.

BANGOR TEAM:
M.Anderson, P.Dickson, J.Doey, J.Hume, R.Neale, M.Cooling, K.Devine, D.O'Kane(B.Arthurs), J.Upritchard(F.Moffett)(E.Boylan), J.Hughes, J.Glover.
Subs Not Used: L.Blackstock, M.Halliday, N.Aretzis, D.Gibbons

OTHER PIL RESULTS:
Lisburn Distillery 0-5 Portstewart, PSNI 0-1 Armagh City

NEXT MATCH:
09.04.2022 - BANBRIDGE TOWN v BANGOR, PIL, Crystal Park, 3:00PM

(Posted: Saturday, 2nd April 2022)

Total BS 

The Seasiders are pleased to announce a new link up with local startup company TOTAL Ballboy Systems.

We will be trialling their new and innovative ball recovery drone service at first team home matches over the coming weeks.

The system will see an airborne monitoring drone fly overhead and track the match ball throughout the game. When the match ball is detected as leaving the pitch enclosure, one of four ground-based drones will then be automatically dispatched to recover it. In most cases, the ball is returned to the pitch within a matter of seconds!

A spokesman for TOTAL Ballboy Systems said "Football clubs lose quite a number of match balls over the course of a season and this can prove to be quite costly. We are delighted to have this opportunity to link up with Bangor to help them reduce those costs. Our team recently gave the club a full demonstration of our Ball Recovery Service and they were all very impressed!"

The Seasiders hope to have the TOTAL Ballboy System ready in time for Saturday's home match against Limavady United.

(Posted Friday, 1st April 2022)

Limavady United 

(Posted: Thursday, 31st March 2022)

Portstewart 

Bangor recorded their first home league win since October with an emphatic 3-1 victory over Portstewart at a sunny Clandeboye Park this afternoon.

Mark Cooling sent the Seasiders on their way in the 15th minute when he pounced on a loose ball inside the area to steer the ball into the bottom corner of the net. David Hume nearly grabbed a second after half an hour when launched a speculative lob from just over the halfway line that had Findlay scampering back to save on the goal line.

Jordan Hughes went close in the 49th minute when he crashed a 20 yard strike off the Portstewart crossbar. Bangor finally grabbed their second when Reece Neale was on hand to poke home a rebound from a Lewis Harrison shot. Eight minutes later, Karl Devine found a path through the Portstewart defence and placed the ball past Findlay for Bangor's third.

Portstewart grabbed a late consolation when Vauls headed in at the back post.

BANGOR TEAM:
M.Anderson, P.Dickson(N.Aretzis), R.Neale, J.Doey, D.Hume, K.Devine(J.Wasson), L.Harrison, M.Cooling, J.Upritchard(F.Moffett), J.Hughes(K.Woods), J.Glover(D.O'Kane).
Subs not used: B.Arthurs, D.Gibbons

GARY'S MATCH GALLERY

NEXT MATCH:
02.04.2022 - BANGOR v. LIMAVADY UNITED, PIL, Clandeboye Park, 3:00PM

OTHER PIL RESULTS
Armagh City 2-1 Limavady United, Lisburn Distillery 0-1 Banbridge Town, Moyola Park 1-1 Tobermore United, Newington 1-0 Dollingstown

(Posted: Saturday, 26th March 2022)

Limavady United 

SEASIDERS GO TOP

The Seasiders had to produce another battling performance to take all three point at a blustery Limavady Showgrounds this afternoon.

Lewis Harrison drilled home the decisive goal in the 22nd minute after good work from Jamie Glover and Mark Cooling.

Armagh City's goalless draw at Banbridge Town this afternoon means that Bangor now lead the way in the Lough 41 Premier Intermediate League by one point with a game in hand.

BANGOR TEAM:
M.Anderson, G.Beattie, Z.Fletcher, J.Doey, D.Hume, L.Harrison,(K.Devine) D.O'Kane, M.Cooling, J.Hughes(B.Arthurs), J.Upritchard, J.Glover(J.Wasson).
Subs: F.Moffett, K.Woods, P.Dickson, D.Gibbons

OTHER PIL RESULTS
Banbridge Town 0-0 Armagh City, Newington 3-2 Tobermore United, Portstewart 1-0 Moyola Park, PSNI 1-2 Dollingstown

NEXT MATCH
26.03.2022 - Bangor v. Portstewart, PIL, Clandeboye Park, 3:00pm

(Posted: Saturday, 19th March 2022)

PSNI 

The Seasiders continued their excellent away form by recording a 3-0 victory over PSNI at The Dub this afternoon.

Striker Jordan Hughes opened the scoring on 28 minutes when he lashed a lose ball into the top corner from 10 yards out.

A slick move after 52 minutes saw Hughes lay the ball back for Jack Upritchard who fired home from 15 yards for Bangor's second.

Four minutes later, the battling Hughes found the net with a deft 20 yard lob to seal the points for Bangor.

The Seasiders, who have one game in hand, now move to within one point of league leaders Armagh City in the Lough 41 Premier Intermediate League.

BANGOR TEAM:
M.Anderson, G.Beattie(P.Dickson), J.Doey, D.Hume, Z.Fletcher, K.Devine(J.Wasson), L.Harrison(L.Blackstock), M.Cooling, J.Upritchard, J.Hughes(M.Halliday), J.Glover.
Subs not used: D.Gibbons, K.Woods, N.Aretzis.

GARY'S MATCH GALLERY

NEXT MATCH:
19.03.2022 - Limavady Utd v. Bangor, PIL, Limavady Showgrounds, 3:00PM

(Posted: Saturday, 12th March 2022)

Ivor 

Bangor FC Commercial manager Ivor McGucken has welcomed progress off the pitch at Clandeboye Park.

Ivor said: "Bangor FC has changed immeasurably both on and off the pitch over the past few years. There are more and more businesses supporting the club who haven't been involved before. They've bought into the community ethos at Clandeboye and where we want to go.

"Attendances at home matches are increasing and our social media following is also growing. We are pushing for promotion this season and local business like to get involved with teams who are aiming for success. There is a real appetite in the local area to get involved with Bangor FC."

Ivor joined the Seasiders as Commercial manager in 2017. He is experienced in the field of work, having held this position with a number of other Irish league clubs. Ivor has also previously played, coached and managed Bangor FC.

Ivor continued: "The club has come a long way since the board took charge over four years ago. They have stabilised the finances, developed and modernised the social club, improved and cleaned up the ground and setup a new academy with 150 local players. On the field, the team has won its first league title and is now challenging for promotion back to the NIFL Championship.

"We must not forget that all of this has been completed in partnership with supporters, friends and the local community. We are very lucky at Bangor to have people around that care so much and are so passionate about the club.

"From a commercial viewpoint, I’m pleased with where we are at present, but I believe this is only the start and I'm confident that we can do a lot more."

Ivor would be keen to hear from any supporters who may know of any possible sponsorship or advertising opportunities.

Any business who may be interested in having a conversation about getting involved at Bangor FC, can contact Ivor by emailing: ivor.mcgucken@gmail.com or phoning: 07889 130260.

(Posted: Thursday, 10th March 2022)

Michelle Crawford has been appointed as Head of Women's Football at Bangor FC.

Michelle Crawford 

Crawford, a UEFA B licence holder, has over 17 years coaching experience, including 10 years with Linfield FC.

The new role will initially include increasing the participation of girls in the Bangor FC Mini Soccer Academy, with the aim of growing academy teams for girls.

Michelle will also support and work with the Bangor FC senior ladies squad, with the main goal of them becoming a NIFL Women’s Premiership team.

Bangor FC Chairman Graham Bailie said: "Michelle's appointment is a clear statement that football for girls and women is at the forefront of our thinking at Bangor FC. Michelle has extensive coaching experience with a top local club and has a strong belief in how best to develop young players from North Down and the surrounding areas.

"This is another positive step forward for Bangor FC since the new Board took control a few seasons ago. It is another accomplishment for the club, as we continue with our objective of being a community-based club and ensuring all our senior teams reach the highest echelons of football in Northern Ireland."

Michelle Crawford said: "Bangor FC is a progressive club and is the perfect fit for what I currently want to achieve in my career. I want to now pass on my knowledge and experience in helping to promote up-and-coming players.

"I want to ensure girls and women in Bangor, and the surrounding area, are given opportunities to play football for their local hometown club. This is a key objective of the Board.

"I understand how ambitious and driven the current Board is at Bangor FC. Their honesty and enthusiasm was a huge draw for me to take this position, along with a blank canvas in regards to setting up the girls youth structure at the club."

(Posted: Tuesday, 8th March 2022)

Moyola Park 

A winner from substitute Jordan Hughes five minutes from time at Mill Meadow this afternoon kept the Seasisders firmly in the race for the PIL title .

The Seasiders took the lead in the 35th minute when Mark Cooling guided home a penalty kick following a trip on Kyle Woods. Moyola Park hit back in the 55th minute with a well drilled 20 yard free-kick.

Jamie Glover raced down the left wing in the 85th minute and crossed for Hughes who neatly flicked the ball past Harbinson in the Moyola Park goal for the winner.

BANGOR TEAM
M.Anderson, R.Neale, G.Beattie, D.Hume, J.Doey, L.Harrison, D.O'Kane, M.Cooling(J.Wasson), K.Woods(J.Hughes), J.Upritchard(Z.Fletcher), J.Glover.
Subs: M.Halliday, K.Devine, P.Dickson, D.Gibbons

OTHER PIL RESULTS
Armagh City 3-0 Lisburn Distillery, Dollingstown 0-2 Limavady United, Newington 1-0 Banbridge Town, Tobermore United 1-2 PSNI

NEXT MATCH:
12.03.2022 - PSNI v Bangor, PIL, The Dub, 3:00pm

(Posted: Saturday, 5th March 2022)

Dollingstown 

Bangor had another frustrating afternoon at a blustery Clandeboye Park, losing 1-0 to Dollingstown. The decisive goal came from an 11th minute penalty converted by Mark McCabe.

BANGOR TEAM:
M.Anderson, G.Beattie, J.Doey, D.Hume, R.Neale, D.O'Kane(F.Moffett), K.Devine(M.Cooling), L.Harrison, J.Upritchard, B.Arthurs(K.Woods), J.Glover(J.Hughes).
Subs: not used: D.Gibbons, Z.Fletcher, M.Halliday

GARY'S MATCH GALLERY

OTHER RESULTS:
Limavady United 1-1 Newington, Lisburn Distillery 0-0 Tobermore United, Portstewart 0-1 Armagh City, PSNI 1-3 Moyola Park

(Posted: Saturday, 26th February 2022)

Newington 

Bangor bowed out of the Intermediate Cup this afternoon, losing 3-0 to Newington at Clandeboye Park

A second half goal from Gary Warwick and a brace from former Seasider Darren Stuart gave Newington a comfortable win over an out of sorts Bangor side.

BANGOR TEAM:
M.Anderson, G.Beattie, J.Doey, P.Dickson, Z.Fletcher, L.Harrison(K.Woods), K.Devine(M.Cooling), J.Wasson, J.Upritchard, B.Arthurs(M.Halliday), R.Neale
Subs: D.Gibbons, D.Hume

LOUGH 41 PIL RESULT
Portstewart 0-0 Tobermore United

NEXT MATCH:
26.02.2022 - Bangor v Dollingstown, Lough 41 PIL, Clandeboye Park, 3:00pm

(Posted: Saturday, 19th February 2022)

Armagh City 

SEASIDERS CLOSE IN ON LEADERS WITH HOLM WIN

Bangor moved to within one point of Armagh City with an emphatic 3-0 victory over the league leaders at Holm Park this afternoon.

Jamie Glover sent Bangor on their way in the 4th minute when he brushed off a couple of challenges to hit a deflected shot into the Armagh City net.

Bangor's second goal came ten minutes into the second half when Karl Devine sent Jack Upritchard through to fire a well placed shot into the top corner of the net past the stranded Byrne.

Upritchard raced through again on the hour and this time scored with a shot that went in off the upright.

GARY'S MATCH GALLERY

BANGOR TEAM: M.Anderson, R.Neale, Z.Fletcher, J.Doey, P.Dickson, K.Devine(J.Wasson), L.Harrison(M.Cooling), D.O'Kane(G.Beattie), B.Arthurs(M.Halliday), J.Upritchard(K.Woods), J.Glover. Subs not used: J.Magill, E.Boylan

OTHER PIL RESULTS
Banbridge Town 2-0 PSNI, Dollingstown 2-0 Portstewart, Moyola Park 1-4 Lisburn Distillery, Tobermore United 1-2 Limavady United

NEXT MATCH:
19.02.2022 - BANGOR v NEWINGTON, Intermediate Cup, Clandeboye Park, 3:00pm

(Posted: Saturday, 12th February 2022)

Newington

The Seasiders got back on track this afternoon with a vital 3-2 victory over title challenging Newington at Solitude.

Bangor started strongly and took the lead after 28 minutes when an inch perfect cross from Zac Fletcher found Dylan O'Kane who crashed home a header from 10 yards.

Jamie Glover robbed the ball from the Newington defence on the left wing and saw his drilled cross deflect into the Newington goal to make it on 2-0 to Bangor after 38 minutes.

Four minutes later, Ben Arthurs raced through to slide the ball past Maybin to make 3-0 to Bangor at the break.

HALF-TIME: Newington 0-3 Bangor

A revitalised Newington side started the second half well and pulled a goal back from the penalty spot in the 50th minute. Matty Anderson had to pull off a number of smart stops, but could do little to stop a header from Lundy in the 68th minute to put Newington right back in the game. Newington forced Bangor back for long spells as the game drew to a close, but swift reactions from Anderson and a last ditch clearance from Reece Neale were just enough to secure the win for the Seasiders.

FULL-TIME: NEWINGTON 2-3 BANGOR

BANGOR TEAM
M.Anderson, R.Neale, Z.Fletcher, J.Doey, N.Aretzis(P.Dickson), D.O'Kane, K.Devine, L.Harrison(J.Wasson), J.Upritchard, B.Arthurs(K.Woods), J.Glover
Subs not used: M.Cooling, Magill, E.Boylan

OTHER LEAGUE RESULTS:
Armagh City 5-1 PSNI, Banbridge Town 1-1 Tobermore United, Lisburn Distillery 2-3 Dollingstown

NEXT MATCH
12.02.2022 - Armagh City v. Bangor, Holm Park, Lough 41 PIL, 3:00pm

(Posted: Saturday, 5th February 2022)

It has been a busy January transfer window for the Seasiders with a number of comings and goings at Clandeboye Park. The following moves have been confirmed in recent days:

NEW ARRIVAL - NICK ARETZIS

Joining the Seasiders on loan from Larne for the rest of the season is 18 year old Australian central defender Nick Aretzis. Nick is in his second year of a scholarship here in Northern Ireland and he made his debut for the Larne first team in a 3-1 win over Carrick Rangers in December. Nick recently signed professional terms with the Inver Men, but has agreed to see out the remainder of this season with Bangor. Welcome to club Nick!

DEPARTURES

Defender Kyle Calderwood who joined us just a few weeks ago on loan has now been recalled by his parent club Ards.

Goalkeeper Ben Nicholl, who made two appearances for us this season has returned to Carrick Rangers and defender Dylan Snoddon has joined Belfast Celtic.

We wish these players well and thank them for their time at Bangor.

(Posted: Tuesday, 1st February 2022)

Lisburn Distillery 

Bangor had another frustrating day at Clandeboye Park, losing 1-0 to a spirited Lisburn Distillery side.

Both sides squandered several efforts in a goalless first half that saw both Reece Neale and Lewis Harrison strike the Distillery crossbar.

Bangor dominated for long spells in the second half, but eventually fell behind to a breakaway Mick O'Hanlon goal in the 80th minute.

Ben Arthurs had an effort cleared off the line and Dylan O'Kane had a dipping effort from distance tipped over the crossbar by Nicholl.

GARY'S MATCH GALLERY

BANGOR TEAM:
M.Anderson, Z.Fletcher, R.Neale, K.Calderwood, P.Dickson, J.Wasson(D.O'Kane), K.Devine, L.Harrison(M.Halliday), B.Arthurs, J.Upritchard(J.Hughes), J.Glover
Subs: D.Gibbons, M.Cooling, J.Doey

OTHER PIL RESULTS:
Newington 7-0 PSNI, Moyola Park 1-0 Banbridge Town, Portstewart 0-1 Limavady United, Tobermore United 0-1 Armagh City

NEXT MATCH:
05.02.2022 - Newington v. Bangor, PIL, Solitude

(Posted: Saturday, 29th January 2022)

Comber Rec. 

A single Ben Arthurs first half goal was enough to put Bangor in hat for the fourth round of the McComb's Coach Travel Intermediate Cup. Arthurs showed some neat footwork before before blasting past Topping for the 19th minute winner.

BANGOR TEAM:
M.Anderson, G.Beattie, R.Neale, J.Doey(Z.Fletcher), P.Dickson, M.Cooling, L.Blackstock(J.Wasson), K.Devine, J.Upritchard, B.Arthurs, K.Woods(F.Moffett)
Subs not used: D.Gibbons, M.Halliday.

(Posted: Saturday, 22nd January 2022)

Tobermore United 

A Kyle Woods headed goal after 36 minutes was enough for Bangor to take all three points away from Fortwilliam Park this afternoon.

BANGOR TEAM:
M.Anderson, G.Beattie, R.Neale, J.Doey, P.Dickson, J.Wasson(D.O'Kane), L.Harrison(J.Hughes), K.Devine, J.Upritchard, K.Woods(B.Arthurs), J.Glover
Subs: K.Calderwood, D.Gibbons, M.Cooling, K.Storey

GARY'S MATCH GALLERY

OTHER LOUGH 41 PIL RESULTS:Armagh City 2-1 Newington; Banbridge Town 1-0 Portstewart; Dollingstown 1-2 Moyola Park; Lisburn Distillery 2-1 PSNI

NEXT MATCH:
22.01.2022 - BANGOR v. COMBER REC, Intermediate Cup, Clandeboye Park, 1:30PM

(Posted: Saturday 15th January 2022)

Bangor said farewell to popular central defender Ryan Arthur this week when he completed his transfer to Ballyclare Comrades in the Championship. Ryan joined us in July 2018 and went on to play a key role in our promotion from the Ballymena and Provincial Intermediate League. He was also part of the side that lifted the McReynolds Cup in 2019. We wish Ryan every success at Dixon Park.

Following Ryan's departure, Lee Feeney has bolstered Bangor's defence by bringing in 22 year old Kyle Calderwood who arrives on loan from Ards until the end of the season.

FIXTURE NEWS
Bangor will take on Newington in the Lough 41 PIL at Solitude on Saturday, 5th February.
Match kick-off 2:00pm

(Posted: Friday, 14th January 2022)

Larne 

Bangor have today completed the signing of 30 year old forward Jordan Hughes and 23 year old midfielder Dylan O'Kane

Jordan is a striker who enjoyed playing the last four seasons at Dundela, firing them to promotion to the Championship and collecting the PIL Player of the Year award in doing so.

Dylan is a local lad who makes the move from Ards, having spent the previous season with Premiership side Dungannon Swifts.

Welcome to the Seasiders!

(Posted: Wednesday, 12th January 2022)

Larne 

The Seasiders got off to a poor start when Andrew Scott raced through to loft the ball over Anderson after just three minutes. Ronan Hale made it 2-0 for Larne from the penalty spot in the 17th minute after Jarvis was adjudged to have been pulled down in the area. Hale grabbed his second in the 30th minute when he latched on to another long ball to score Larne's third past the advancing Anderson.


H-T: BANGOR 0-3 LARNE

Hale headed in his hat-trick in the 58th minute and then rounded off the scoring in the 87th minute with a shot into the top corner of Anderson's net.

F-T: BANGOR 0-5 LARNE

BANGOR TEAM
M.Anderson, G.Beattie (Z.Fletcher), R.Neale, J.Doey, R.Arthur, L.Harrison (K.Devine), M.Cooling, J.Glover (D.Hume), K.Woods (J.Upritchard), B.Arthurs, K.Storey (M.Halliday).
Subs: J.Wasson, D.Gibbons

TODAY'S LOUGH 41 PIL RESULT:
Armagh City 1-2 Dollingstown

NEXT MATCH: 15.01.2022 - Tobermore United v. Bangor (Lough 41 PIL), Fortwilliam Park, 2:00PM

(Posted: Saturday, 8th January 2022)

Jamie Glover 

We are pleased to announce that former Glentoran and H&W Welders left-sided player Jamie Glover has completed his transfer to Bangor.

The 20 year old joined the Seasiders from Ards earlier this evening.

(Posted: Thursday, 6th January 2022)