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Bangor FC 4-0 Brantwood FC
Bangor controlled  the game from the start and Mark Cooling hit an 11 yard  drive just over the bar in the first minute. Five minutes later Paul McDowell was out of luck when his 14 yard shot was brilliantly saved by Brantwood keeper Darren Dempster. On ten minutes Dempster dived to push Andy Morrow's 20 yard blaster round the left upright, but Bangor broke the deadlock two minutes later when Chris Pike found Paul McDowell whose low 20 yard drive gave the keeper no chance as it flew into the left hand corner of the net. On 15 minutes the keeper finger-tipped Mark Cooling's 24 yard shot over the bar, but a minute later Bangor captain Youle headed Andy Hall's corner home from five yards. On 23 minutes the visitors created their first real chance but from sixteen yards midfielder Martin McAvoy slammed the ball over the target. Bangor notched their third on 25 minutes with a three man move which saw Cooling pass out left to Hall, who sent Jordan Forsythe clear for the ace marksman to slam a waist-high drive from an acute angle just inside the right post. Bangor continued to call the tune but failed to turn their superiority into goals while at the other end on 39 minutes Brantwood forward Chris Rafferty was unlucky to see his 25 yard drive fly just too high. Last action of the half  saw Hall bring a super save from the visitors' keeper who pushed the nineteen yard drive round the post. With the game basically decided, Bangor took their foot off the pedal and although  McDowell shot into the visitors' net from eight yards on 59 minutes the "goal" was correctly ruled offside. McDowell had another chance three minutes later from ten yards but the keeper reacted well to turn the ball round the right post.Play became more even, and Darren Gibbons saved a twenty yard shot from Brantwood sub. Ross Early on 72 minutes, while at the other end four minutes later Bangor sub. Richard Gibson ran through the visitors' backline, but with a goal looking certain, the striker mishit  from ten yards past the left post. Bangor notched their fourth goal on 79 minutes. From Hall's corner on the right Ethan Boylan headed on for Colin Nixon to head home from three yards out. Unfortunately, in the crowded six yard box, Jordan Forsythe fell to the ground in obvious pain. With his right ankle strapped up the ace marksman was carried off the pitch.

Bangor FC 2-3 Ards FC

in a drama-packed North Down derby Championship 1 leaders Bangor suffered their first League defeat of the season, when after pulling back from a 2-0 half time deficit  to 2-2, a goal in the sixth (!) minute of added time saw the three points go to Ards.  An open game in cold and wet conditions saw Ards carve out the first real chance of the game, but Bangor keeper Darren Gibbons did well to block Ards winger Craig McMillan's six yard shot. The ball rebounded to Ards left back Brendan Shannon, but Gibbons was again equal to the task. Two minutes later, however, Ards skipper James Culley opened his team's account as he ran in from the right, jinking past two home defenders before planting the ball low into the net from six yards. Seconds later Bangor midfielder Mark Cooling let fly from thirty yards, beating Ards keeper Graham McKibben, but the ball crashed off the underside of the crossbar. Two minutes later Bangor did have the ball in the net, but Colin Nixon's five yard header from Jordan Forsythe's cross was ruled offside. An end to end game saw McMillan fire a ten yard shot wide on 15 minutes, while at the other end Bangor winger Andy Hall's dangerous cross from the left beat everyone to be headed past the far post by a defender for a corner on the left. Hall took the kick but this time Ards midfielder Stuart Muldrew hooked the ball off the line at the right post. On 35 minutes Hall was again out of luck when his curling head-high cross was well caught by McKibben on his six yard line. Two minutes later Hall fired from 26 yards just past the right post.  Three minutes later at the other end Gibbons pushed away McMillan's corner from the right for the ball to fall to James Cully on the 18 yard line, but his shot was taken by the keeper on his line. Ards grabbed their second goal on 45 minutes. Gary Warwick was fouled on the edge of the Bangor area, and the midfielder slammed an unstoppable drive into the right hand corner of the net. Bangor went on the offensive from the off, though a stout Ards defence was not giving much away. On 49 minutes  McKibben got a hand to Andy Hall's 35 yard free kick, while nine minutes later Paul McDowell forced superb diving save from the keeper. The game was now almost completely being played in the Ards half, but with no end product - and the home side almost paid the price for their inability to find a way through the Ards defence and convert that pressure into goals. On 65 minutes Ards broke for the alert Ross Arthurs to send in a netbound lob from eight yards over the Bangor keeper's head, but home left back William McBurney came to the rescue with a header off his line. Bangor finally grabbed the goal they needed to get themselves back in the hunt on 76 minutes. From thirty yards Andy Hall scored the goal of the match when after some nice work by Mark Cooling he blasted a rising shot which gave the Ards keeper no chance to react as the ball flew under the crossbar. It was all Bangor now and two minutes later Bangor Andy Hall headed Andy Morrow's tempting cross from the right inches wide of the far post with the keeper beaten. Despite stretching the Ards defence with a series of crossfield passes, Bangor were unable to breach a dogged rearguard action. As the seconds ticked away, it looked as if an Ardswin would break the Seasiders' unbeaten run.  Then, in the first minute of added time, Bangor were back on level terms. From Hall's low cross from the right into a packed penalty area, Jordan Forsythe was on the spot four yards out to squeeze the ball inside the far post. The drama continued as fortunes were reversed again just over two minutes later. Ards defender Mark Burns, up with his forwards, got a foot to the ball six yards from the Bangor goal to send a curling right foot shot against the left hand crossbar. The rebound fell for grateful striker Ross Arthurs who sent a two yard shot into the net. Bangor did have a final chance to save their unbeaten record in the sixth minute of added time, but there was to be no reprieve as Jordan Forsythe crossed from the right  to an unmarked Paul McDowell seven yards from goal, but the striker's low shot screwed wide of the right post.

Cliftonville 4-3 Bangor FC

In a rip roaring seven goal thriller which saw Bangor fight back from two goals down against  holders Cliftonville in dreadful weather conditions at Solitude, the Seasiders were eventually edged out by the home team - Premiership champions and winners of the League Cup in the last couple of seasons - by four goals to three. It was a performance by Garth Scates which whets the appetite for next month's game against the same opponents in the Co Antrim Shield final on Tuesday, 13 January. The home side took the game to Bangor from the start and were camped in the Bangor half for almost the whole of the first half. With just over a minute on the watch home striker Joe Gormley fired from a dozen yards just over the bar. There followed an onslaught as Reds'  left back Ronan Scannell hit just wide, winger Jay Donnelly headed past the far upright. Gormley tested the Bangor defence on 14 minutes with a well hit 8 yard shot  but Paul Cairnduff blocked and Dean Youle headed clear.  On 18 minutes the Bangor keeper nicked the ball off McDaid's toe on the 18 yard line. On 23 minutes Cairnduff was again in action to save Gormley's powerful drive from 18 yards on the left. Six minutes later the keeper pushed McDaid's shot from Gormley's lay-off onto the underside of his crossbar for the Bangor defenders to scramble the ball away. On the half hour McDaid danced his way through the Bangor defence, but again Cairnduff proved equal to the task as he clawed away the eight yard shot.  The home team finally broke the deadlock on 34 as McDaid's head high cross from the right glanced off Bangor defender Tommy Wray's head to land in the bottom left hand corner. Seconds later  Bangor went two behind. Cairnduff  threw himself to push away a Marty  Donnelly'shot from the right. The keeper fell on his right knee as Jay Donnelly  slammed the loose ball home from four yards out.. Cairnduff was carried off, holding his right knee in obvious pain to be replaced by sub. keeper Darren Gibbons. On 40 minutes Gibbons saved a certain third gal as he divied on the edge of his area as Marty Donnellly ran in unopposed. Bangor were back in the game just two minutes. In almost their first excursion into the home team's half winger Jordan Forsythe crossed low from the right and Barry Walsh, up with his attackers, shot from eight yards into the bottom left hand corner. Boosted by that goal, the visitors seemed to throw off any inferiority complex and Andy Hall hit a lobbed pass for Andy Morrow to send an eight yard drive fire just past the right post. On 49 minutes Martin Donnelly saved the Reds as he headed Forsythe's goalbound header off his line. On 56 minutes a confident Bangor saw the lively Forsythe found Bangor  sub. Richard Gibson who leid off for Mark Cooling to hit just over from 20 yards.. Now forcing the pace, Bangor got the goal they deserved on the hour. From dangerman Hall's free kick on the right, Gibson headed home from six yards. It was nip and tuck now as both teams looked for a vital third goal. On 62 minutes McBurney blocked home midfielder Jude Winchester's ten yard drive - and two minutes later Cliftonville were back in front after a superbly struck 20 yard drive by Joe Gormley gave Gibbons no chance to save as the ball flew into the top right hand corner of  the Bangor net off the left post - the striker's 25th goal of the season ! Gormley tried to repeat same shot six minutes later, but this time the ball was just over the angle of post and bar.   Bangor were back on terms again on 73 minutes. Sub. Paul McDowell, who had replaced Ethan Boylan on 64 minutes, was sent through by a Andy Hall's pinpoint pass.  McDowell kept his cool to lob the advancing keeper from fourteen yards.  Cliftonville's match winner came three minutes later. McDaid played the ball to Winchester, but  Gibbons blocked only for the ball t fall to Gormley who  headed in  from eight yards. Indeed, the striker might have completed his hat-trick on 82 minutes, but Gibbons turned the fifteen yard shot for a corner. Neither side was able to breach their opponents' defence in the remaining eleven minutes, and Cliftonville were celebrated a hard-won victory. It was a game which will certainly stay in the memory.

Bangor FC 6-1 Newtowne FC

A 6-1 scoreline certainly doesn't tell the whole story as Intermediate Cup holders progressed to the 5th round of the Intermediate Cup on Saturday.  Newtowne FC of the Ballymena and Provincial League were in contention until the 83rd minute when Bangor hit four goals in  the space of six minutes to seal a flattering victory for the holders of the cup.  With seven changes to last week's starting line-up to give some match practice to the "non-regulars", it took a while for the team to gell together. And in the end it took the introduction of regulars Andy Hall, Andy Morrow and Jordan Forsythe to tip the balance Bangor's way. On six minutes visitors' lively winger Steven Duffy sent a twelve yard past the foot of the left post. Three minutes later home striker Paul McDowell looked to find Richard Gibson but the ball was intercepted by a defender . Bangor pushed up and on 13 minutes Gibson shot over the bar from 14 yards. A minute later McDowell fired over from 16 yards and on 19 minutes visiting keeper Dean McInnes did well to stop McDowell's rasping 15 yard shot on the turn, The home side broke the deadlock on  25 minutes as winger Grant Gardiner and McDowell combined to set up a chance for midfielder William McBurney whose ten yard shot beat the keeper to fly into the left side goal. On 29 minutes. McDowell received from Gardiner to shoot from 15 yards - the keeper couldn't hold the ball, but the ball was hoofed away to safety. McDowell  came close again on 37 minutes, but the ball curled a foot wide of the right hand post. Bangor continued to press after the restart. On 53 minutes Gardiner crossed for Dom Melly to head just wide of the right post from a dozen yards. Four minutes later visitors' defender Aaron McGregor blocked McBurney's goalbound drive five yards out from goal yard line. Keeper McInnes was in action again on 57 minutes to save Gibson's 13 yard drive.  The home team continued to struggle to break through a determined Newtowne defence. Bangor boss Garth Scate made a double substitiuton, replacing Gibson and Gardiner with attackers Andy Morrow and Andy Hall on 70 minutes, but the home team were again thwarted frustrated on four minutes later as Morrow's low drive was blocked by the McInnes on his six yard line.  However, the two new men combined seconds later as Morrow gave the keeper no chance to save from eleven yards after being sent through by Hall. But Bangor were shocked on 76 minutes when Danny Gilfillan ran through on the right to slam  from 14 yards into the bottom left hand corner. The home side restored their two goal lead on 83 minutes. McDowell met sub. Jordan Forsythe's right wing cross six yards from the target to send in a downward header  from six yards out. McInnes dived, but the ball slid below his body to roll over the line. The match ended as a contest on 86 minutes as Forsythe, who had replaced  McBurney six minutes earlier, headed Hall's corner from  the left home from five yards. A minute later Forsythe's  eight yard drive glanced  off a defender into the net, and on 89 minutes McDowell found the target from twelve yards out.

Bangor FC 2-1 Lurgan Celtic

Bangor found it hard going against a lively Lurgan Celtic side on a cold and wet afternoon, with a blustery wind certainly not making things any easier for the players. first real chance of the game fell to Bangor on four minutes but Jordan Forsythe headed Andy Hall's 25 yard free kick from the right a foot over the crossbar.   Both teams were looking to play a passing game, but two well drilled defences were on top and neither keeper was unduly troubled. On 18 minutes Lurgan Celtic right back Declan McVeigh crossed low for the impressive Dale Malone to slam a power-packed low shot from eight yards outside the area, but Paul Cairnduff did well to stop the ball on the goal line. Seconds later home right back Andy Long sent in a low cross from the flank, but striker Ethan Botlan just failed to get a toe to the ball at the far post. Bangor were taking the initiative, and on 20 minutes Barry Walsh forced a fine save  from Celtic keeper Conor McCorry who held the head high eight yard volley, while a minute later Jordan Forsthe dribbled round the keeper in the six yard box, but McCorry recovered well to stop the shot on the line, and three minutes later McCorry again did well to block an Ethan Boylan six yard header under his crossbar. At the other end striker Raymond Fitzpatrick sent a powerful shot a foot over from 18 yards. Bangor grabbed the lead on 33 minutes when Andy Hall met a cross from the left by Jordan Forsythe to give the keeper no chance as he blasted home from six yards. Fifty seconds later Bangor added another a Ethan Boylan ran through to again beat the keeper to save as he slammed the ball into the net  from five yards. Bangor piled on the pressure with most of the action now in the visitors' half of the pitch, but Celtic grabbed a lifeline on 41 minutes with a wonder shot from midfielder Dale Malone whose looping 35 yard drive flew over Paul Cairnduff's head and into the net.  The visitors might have grabbed another  on 42 minutes as lively Daniel Ryan crossed from the right but home centre back Tommy Wray was on the spot to knock the ball past the far post to safety Six minutes after the break Bangor , who had replaced Ethan Boylan with Richard Gibson, rode their luck when Celtic winger Chris Lavery sent the ball in from the left for Malone to see his eight yard shot come back off Cairnduff to give Malone a second chance, but this time he sent his shot past the right post.  With their tails up, the visitors were taking the game to Bangor and on 57 minutes Fitzpatrick sent the ball low across the home area for Lavery to shoot from twelve yards, but Cairnduff made a vital save as he pushed the ball bye for a corner at the far post. Bangor brought on Dom Melly for winger Andy Hall on 67 minutes. The game became a scrappy affair as the half progressed with Celtic looking for gaps in the home defence, but the only real danger moment came on 73 minutes, but Cairndull saved Lavery's weak shot from eighteen yards. The visitors brought on two subs. on 76 minutes, but it was Bangor who had the next chance when  Melly sent in a corner from the right on 84 minutes, but Boylan's ten yard header flew past the right post. As the game moved into the final minutes Celtic threw everyone forward, but two minutes into added time Celtic, who had brought on three subs.  were reduced to ten men when Chris Lavery hobbled off, and although the visitors continued to press their efforts came to nought and after four minutes of added time, Bangor were through to the fifth round of the Irish Cup.

Crusaders FC 1-2 Bangor FC
Favourites Crusaders began by looking to take the game to Bangor but a determined Seasiders defence frustrated Crusaders' attacking moves - and on twelve minutes Bangor struck the first blow when William McBurney passed inside to Walsh who slammed rifle from 16 yards past home keeper Sean O'Neill. On 9  A minutes later Crusaders had their first chance of the game as Matthew Snoddy ran through to shoot  from 9 yards, but Barry Walsh deflected the ball for a corner. On the half hour Bangor keeper Paul Cairnduff reacted  lightning fast to save at the foot of the left post from Jordan Owens. Crusaders winger Gavin Whyte sent in a 14 yard drive, but the ball deflected off Andy Long for a corner on the left. Again Whyte  threatened on 39 minutes but this time defender Colin Nixon was on the spot to clear off the line. Last goal action of the half saw Owens' 30 yard shot from 28 yards blocked by  Cairnduff, and Whyte hit over the bar from fifteen yards. Crusaders pushed for an equaliser but made little headway against a well-organised Bangor defence while the Seasiders' counter-attacks always troubled the home side.. Indeed Bangor were out of luck on 54 minutes when Mark Cooling fired just over the target from 21 yards . Three minutes later Ethan Boylan was on the spot to head Andy Hall's cross from the right past the keeper from 10 yards Crusaders piled forward, but again the Bangor defence stood firm. On 61 minutes O'Carroll sent Whyte through on the Bangor goal, but the 15 yard shot lacked power and was easily taken by Paul Cairnduff on his line. Crusaders were back in the game on 77 minutes after home sub. Nathan Hanley's  5 yard shot rebounded off the Bangor defence and right back Billy-Joe Burns shot home from 5 yards.
There were a nervy 5 minutes added time at the end of the match before Bangor were able to celebrate a famous victory and look forward to what promises to be an exciting Final on 13 January against Cliftonville.
Knockbreda 2-4 Bangor FC
Bangor consolidated their top of the table position with a hardfought 4-2 win away to a Knockbreda side which was missing three key defenders through injury: right back Conor Corry and centre backs Adam Wright and Matthew McManus. The visitors went ahead after just five minutes after winger Andy Hall was fouled on the right flank. Hall took the free kick himself for skipper Dean Youle to head powerfully five yards. Home keeper  Jordan Williamson got a hand to the ball on the line but couldn't stop it from crossing the line. Williamson was again in action three minutes later, racing out to grab an attempted Ethan Boylan lob from 15 yards, and the keeper again did well  on 17 minutes to hold Boylan's 16 yard drive. A minute later the visitors doubled their lead when left winger Jordan Forsythe sent a four yard header from Hall's inswinging corner on the left off the crossbar and into the net. On 21 minutes another Hall corner led to a goal as veteran Colin Nixon pounced after Boylan's header was blocked on the line to  blast the loose ball home from three yards.. Two minutes later Knockbreda were back in the hunt when a mix-up in the visitors' six yard box allowed midfielder James Wright to hit home from point blank range at the right post. From the restart the ball went straight to the other end, but the home keeper made a fine reaction save from Andy Morrow's diving seven yard header from Hall's cross from the right. Knockbreda were the stronger team as half time approached and Bangor keeper Cairnduff had to be on top form to save a rasping eight yard drive from Wright on 43 minutes.  Cairnduff had no chance a minute later when Knockbreda midfielder Matty Johnson was puled down by Bangor right back Andy Long in the box and Wright smashed the spot kick into the bottom left hand corner. 
Knockbreda fought hard to get back into the game, but were out of luck on 52 minutes when captain Stephen Curley was inches wide of the foot of the right post from 25 yards. On the hour winger Stephen Garrett sent Jordan Hughes through, but the striker's low shot from 18 yard was finger-tipped round the left post by Cairnduff. It was end to end stuff now and on 64 minutes Forsythe rattled the home crossbar from 22 yards while at the other end Matty Johnson was just wide of the left post from 15 yards. On 81 minutes Andy Morrow whipped a head-high ball across from the left but no-one got their head to the cross. Home keeper Williamson was injured on 37 minutes, but resumed limping after treatment. last action of the game came three minutes into added time, but Wright's low 25 yard free kick was saved on his line by the diving Cairnduff.

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Bangor FC 1-1 Carrick Rangers

It ended honours even at Bangor Fuels Arena with each side bemoaning missed chances, but in the end a draw was probably a fair enough outcome to a fast-paced match. First chance of the game fell to the visitors on 4 minutes as Miguel Chines fired just wide of the left upright  from 17 yards and 7 minutes later Paul Cairnduff dived to push a 6 yard Chines'  shot from six yards round the right post.  Bangor's first real chance came on 27 minutes when Andy Hall's 25 yard free kick was stopped by Carrick keeper Brian Neeson on his line.  Just 3 minutes later Bangor grabbed the lead through winger Jordan Forsythe who  was first to the ball in a crowded box to slam home past the helpless keeper from ten yards.  On 37 minutes visitors' midfielder Glen Taggart's effort from 18 yards was well saved by Cairnduff. A minute later at the other end Andy Morrow just failed to get a toe to Forsythe's low ball along the goal line from the left. Just 30 seconds later Hall's 16 yard drive rebounded off the keeper's chest to be scrambled clear. Bangor were now pressing and on 40 mins. Forsythe failed to get a proper purchase on Ethan Boylan's cross and the ball was cleared off the line by a grateful Taggart. Carrick were back on level terms on 43 minutes when Kyle Cherry was on the spot to head home from point blank range at the near post from Chines' corner on the right. The home side had a couple of chances on 55 minutes as Boylan's drive from 10 yards  was blocked by the Carrick defence. The rebound fell to Mark Cooling but his 18 yard shot was saved by the keeper. 4 minutes later Hall's goalbound free kick from the left touchline was headed clear by a defender for a corner. Carrick pushed forward on 64 minutes and a three man move saw the ball move from Chines to sub. Ryan Kane and striker Ben Roy fired for goal from 8 yards, but Cairnduff pushed the ball for a corner on the left. 5 minutes later Cherry was just to high from 20 yard while Kane was out of luck on 78 mins. when his dipping cross from the left skimmed alng the top of the home crossbar. Bangor missed a glorious opportunity to snatch the points on 86 mins. but from Hall's corner on the right Gibson's two yard header was over the target. In the first minute of added time Barry Walsh slammed a rising shot past the right post from 20 yards. while in the third minute of added time Kyle Cherry's shot from 15 yards rebounded off the tp of the bar.

Bangor FC 4-2 Crusaders FC (aet)

Bangor came back from two goals down at the three-quarters mark of the 90 minutes the match gone to score four goals and put themselves into the semi-finals of the League Cup.  Bangor had the first two chances of the match on 2 minutes as Jordan Forsyth fired from 18 yards just over the crossbar. Forsythe was unlucky on 5 mins. again as he fired just too high from the edge of the box.  With the gusting wind in their backs Crusaders pushed forward and Paul Cairnduff made a couple of good stops on nine minutes when Matthew Snoddy through but  the midfielder's 14 yard drive brought a good save from Cairnduff . Seconds later the Bangor keeper had to look sharp as he blocked Colin Coates' 37 yard free kick. Crusaders made the breakthrough on 23 minutes.  Centre forward Timmy Adamson fired  home an unstoppable eight yard shot from eight yards . The visitors' second goal came on 36 mins. as the speedy Gavin Whyte darted past the `bsngor defence  before laying on a chance for Adamson who slammed home from five yards. On 41 minutes Adamson was booked for handling the ball in the area - a decision which was to prove crucial in the game. Bangor, now playing with wind advantage, pushed forward after the break, and their efforts were certainly helped when Crusaders went down to ten men on 57 minutes. The referee showed Adamson a second yellow card for a foul on Dean Youle. Bangor brought on sub. Andy Hall for right back Andy Long, with winger Hall reinforcing the home attack.
 On 66 minutes Bangor were back in contention as skipper Dean Youle was on the spot to head home Hall's corner from the right at the far post. Bangor rode their  luck on 76 minutes when Crues sub. Jordan Owens' shot slammed off the upright following while on 79 mins. Dean Youle's 30 yard drive was just over. Bangor were back on level terms on 81 minutes as supersub. Hall fired an unstoppable 38 yard free kick past a helpless keeper into the left hand corner of the net.

Score after 90 minutes: Bangor 2, Crusaders 2

Bangor continued to call the tune against the ten men and on 100 mins. the Seasiders grabbed the lead for the first time in the match as Barry Walsh  passed to Forsythe. The winger's neat flick beat the home defence defence and sub. Ethen was on the spot in the six yard box to make the scoreline 3-2. Bangor hit a fourth goal on 117 mins. when Ethan Boylan clipped Gibson's lob into the left hand corner of the net.

Armagh City 1-2 Bangor FC
Two goals in the final five minutes of an entertaining game at Holm Park turned the game round after the home side had looked likely winners of a basement v top encounter.After a dismal morning and early afternon, the sun finally broke through at Holm Park  at four minutes after three, and it was the home side who seemed to take advantage of the break in the rain as they pushed forward against the League leaders with some neat passing moves.  Despite that, however, those promising build-ups always broke down at the crucial moment, and there was no final product. Indeed, it was the visitors who came closest to taking the lead as home keeper Sean Morgan made a top class reaction save on 6 minutes from Richard Gibson's 15 yard blaster. On 27 minutes only a superb diving save by Bangor keeper Paul Cairnduff kept his side level as Armagh dangerman Stephen Murray broke through to slam a low shot from 14 yards for the left hand corner of the net. Four minutes later Bangor right winger Andy Hall fired just over the target while eleven minutes later Murray was unlucky to see his hooked shot from the edge of the box fly inches too high. After the break it was Bangor who began to force the pace and home defender Ryan McGerrigan scrambled a close range Andy Morrow header from Hall's free kick off his line on 50 minutes.  Four minutes later Bangor keeper Cairnduff did well to block a 19 yard blaster from Armagh forward Philip Donnelly, while on 57 mins. Gibson's header Hall's free kick grazed the top of the crossbar. Stephen Murray broke the deadlock on 64 mins. when the lanky striker ran onto a thorugh ball from Philip Donnelly to evade a couple of defenders before slamming low past the helpless keeper from the edge of the box.Cairnduff made a couple of crucial stops on 69 and 77 minutes, both from dangerman Murray. At the other end Bangor defender Colin Nixon headed over from a free kick on the left by sub. Marc Brown on later 84 minutes, but the former Glentoran hero got his sights right in the a minute when he was again on the spot for a Brown free, and this time the close range header flew past keeper Morgan.Bangor's comeback was  complete with ten seconds of regular time left on the watch when sub. Dom Melly's cross into the area from the right eluded both defenders and attackers to land in the far corner of the net.

Dundela 3-3 Bangor FC

A see-saw game at a windblown Wilgar Park ended with three goals apiece after Bangor had raced into a two goal lead after eight minutes. Dundela fought their way back into the game to score three before the interval. There was only one goal after the break, and that fell to Bangor midway through the half. The visitors grabbed an early advantage after just three minutes when Jordan Forsythe's 20 yard free kick was parried by home keeper Johnny Sergeant to fall to Andy Morrow who tapped in from seven yards. A stunning Forsythe drive from 30 yards gave the keeper no chance on eight minutes as the ball flew into the right hand corner of the net. Bangor might have added a third six minutes later but Barry Walsh's shot from the edge of the area lacked power and Sergeant saved comfortably. Bangor were in luck on 17 minutes when home defender Scott Collins' 15 yard curling shot from the left rebounded off the visitors' post. Dundela's fight back began on 26 minutes when striker Carl McComb fired for goal from ten yards. The ball was blocked by Bangor keeper Paul Cairnduff but fell again for McComb who this time made no mistake from five yards. Six minutes later home skipper Stephen Gourley levelled the scores after Bangor winger Andy Hall brought down Scott Collins just inside the box. Gourley's low spot kick gave the keeper no chance. Dundela took the lead in added time as midfielder Stephen McCain pulled the ball back from the bye-line to cross low Striker Mark McClelland slammed home from six yards on the right. A gusty wind and heavy rain made the going difficult for both teams after the interval, but there was certainly no lack of effort from both sets of players. Spurred on by the lanky Mark McClelland, the home team took the game to Bangor in the opening quarter hour, but it was the visitors who carved out the first real chance on the hur as Morrow found Hall on the right but the winger's shot from an acute angle was inches past the far post. On 65 minutes Barry Walsh supplied Jordan Forsythe who shot from thirteen yards but the home keeper did well to grab the ball on his six yard line. Sergeant again did well to hold a close range header by Colin Nixon from Hall's corner on 74 minutes. Bangor's equaliser came three minutes later. Hall broke through on the right to supply Forsythe whose shot was blocked by a defender. The ball came back to Ethen Boylan, and this time there was no mistake as the striker pushed home from seven yards. Play became end to end as both teams went for the winner. On 80 minutes home midfielder McCain fired just wide from eighteen yards while five minutes later at the ther end Andy Hall's drive from the edge of the box was  well taken by the home keeper. Two minutes into added time Colin Nixon headed over from a Forsythe cross from the left, and three minutes later at the other end the Bangor defender was back in his own area to block a shot from Dundela sub. Michael Halliday.

Glentoran FC 1-2 Bangor FC
Bangor maintained  their winning run with their sixth successive victory.  This time the opponents were Premiership side Glentoran who, as home manager Eddie Patterson admitted after the game, " were beaten by the better team on the night " Bangor almost opened their account after  two minutes but home keeper Aaron Hogg just got a hand to a five yard header by Andy Hall. Moments  later Barry Walsh saw his fifteen yard drive blocked by a defender. On 17 minutes Richard Gibson found Andy Hall on the right. Hall sent in a low ball but there was no-one to hit the ball over the line. Paul Cairnduff did well to save from Jim O'Hanlon on 19 minutes. From Trevor McCullough's  corner Jay Magee's goalbound header was headed off the line by former Glenman Colin Nixon. The home team were finding it hard going against a determined and well organised defence while Bangor might scored again on 33 minutes but Jordan Forsythe was bustled out before he could shoot from nine yards. On 21 minutes McCullough's shot from three yards outside the box was saved by the impressive Paul Cairnduff. Bangor's first goal fell on 40 minutes. From William McBurney's 30 yard free kick the ball slipped under the keeper's body and rolled over the line.Two minutes later home striker Curtis Allen sent his eight yard shot just wide of the left post. Seconds before the half time whistle Andy Morrow sent a long pass from inside his own half to Gibson who then passed to Forsythe, who sprinted into the area. Keeper Hogg was quickly off his line to grab the ball at the winger's feet. Glentoran looked a more determined side after the interval and n 47 minutes O'Hanlon crossed low ball from the left, but Magee blasted five yards over from  six yards.  A minute later the Glens were level when O'Hanlon smashed a shot from the left  past Cairnduff into the bottom left hand corner of the net On 53 minutes Cairnduff punched the ball off Curtis Allen's head six yards out after an O'Hanlon corner on the left. Bangor almost regained their lead on 61 minutes when Boylan's shot from fifteen yards deflected off a defender to fall for Morrow but the striker failed to connect. Two minutes later at the other end Johnny Addis sent a long ball forward to Glens' skipper Stephen McAlorum, but the final shot from the edge of the area was wide. On 65 minutes Bangor had another chance as Boylan ran through but was bustled off the ball twelve yards from goal. Seconds later the home keeper reacted quickly to
finger-tip the ball off Boylan's  toe. The goal which decided the game came on 77 minutes. A forty yard Andy Hall free kick was met by the head of Dean Youle to send the ball past the keeper from eight yards.Glentoran threw everyone forward in the last few minutes but they were unable to create a real chance, and the Seasiders rode out the remaining time comfortably enough.
Bangor FC 8-0 PSNI
Table-toppers Bangor proved just too strong for bottom club PSNI, netting four goals in each half  in a one-sided encounter at Bangor Fuels Arena. The visitors got off to the worst possible start when a three man move saw home striker Andy Morrow  slip the ball through to fellow forward Paul McDowell who in his turn found  Mark Cooling on the right side of the box. The midfielder crossed low, and in attempting to clear the ball unfortunate visitors' full back Jordan Dane  sent the ball past keeper  Matt Quinn. Just three minutes later PSNI were again out of luck when midfielder Owen Moody found unmarked striker Lukasz Adamczyk six yards out from goal, but his mistimed volley dropped into the grateful hands of home keeper Paul Cairnduff. There were chances for both sides in an entertaining end to end encounter with Andy Hall and Mark Cooling coming close for the home side and lively winger Mark Anderson for the visitors. Bangor went two up on 21 minutes, and again it was a PSNI own goal which did the damage when Andy Hall's low cross from the right was knocked past the keeper from six yards by central defender Barry Moore. Bangor left winger William McBurney added a third on the half hour when his neat fifteen yard flicked shot from a McDowell through ball on the left flew ver the keeper's head. Twelve minutes later sub. Jordan Forsythe, who replaced the injured McBurney, slammed from a yard outside the box low into the bottom right hand corner of the net. Just 58 seconds after the break Andy Hall's long range looping shot from wide on the right took a cruel deflection off a PSNI defender in a crowded box to beat the keeper. Forsythe grabbed his second goal of the match on 54 minutes, sidefooting left back Kris Pike's low cross home from six yards. Bangor made it seven two minutes later when the impressive Hall slammed a 20 yard drive off the left upright to rebound just inside the right post. The Hall and Forsythe show continued when Jordan Forsythe completed his hat-trick on 71 minutes, getting his head to Andy Hall's inswinging corner from the left at the near post to give the keeper no chance from point blank range. All the play was in the visitors' half now, but despite a couple of near misses by home sub. Marc Brown on 84 and 86 minutes and Andy Morrow on 89 minutes Bangor failed to add a ninth goal, while PSNI were unlucky not to grab a consolation strike on 88 minutes when Mark Anderson's low shot from  a yard outside the area was inches wide of the left post.

Donegal Celtic 0- 1 Bangor FC

One goal was enough to give the visitors all three points at Suffolk Road. It wasn't a game which will live long in the memory, but a goal from Paul McDowell on 54 minutes, together with the news that Bangor have now a three point lead at the top of the table  sent the supporters home happy. Early play was concentrated in midfield with neither keeper seriously troubled until the 21st minute when Seasiders keeper Paul Cairnduff did well to take a nine yard header from Celtic striker Ryan Dunlop. Bangor came close three minutes later when Ethan Boylan sent a 14 yard drive just wide, while on 28 minutes home keeper Malachy Thompson had to come out of his goal to take the ball off Boylan's toe just outside the area as the striker ran through.  As half time approached the visitors were buzzing around the Celtic goal but there was no end product. On 48 minutes left winger William McBurney crossed from the left to Paul McDowell, but the striker hesitated and the ball was hoofed clear. Six minutes later Andy Hall hit a low ball in from the right, but the keeper pushed McDowell's six yard header round the foot of the left post. Hall took the corner, and this time the keeper had no chance with McDowell's two yard near post header . McDowell should have added another on 68 minutes after Hall sent him clear through on goal, but the keeper did well to dive to the right to save the low fifteen yard shot. Bangor sub. Richard Gibson brought a good save from Thompson on 72 minutes, but after that the home side laid siege to the Bangor goal. A goal looked certain on 79 minutes when right back Niall Devine crossed from the right, but ,with only the keeper to beat, sub. Joe Todd fired over from twelve yards. On 86 minutes Celtic forward Darren Stuart saw an 18 yard drive well saved by Cairnduff on his line.  Last chance of the game fell to Bangor sub. Andy Morrow on 89 minutes, but Thompson saved well from 17 yards.

Bangor FC 2-1 Loughgall

Bangor left it late to seize an important victory which sees the Seasiders grab the top spot in Championship 1, albeit with a game more played than rivals Harland and Wolff Welders. After going behind to a 50th minute goal the home team had to wait until a dramatic finish saw goals coming in the 87th and 94th minutes to grab the three points. In a dull first half neither team was able to carve out a real goalscoring chance until  the 32nd minute when Bangor left winger Jordan Forsythe crossed from the left for striker Ethen Boylan to head from six yards, but the ball was well taken by Loughgall keeper Gareth Buchanan on his line.  Four minutes later home forward Paul McDowell saw his 20 yard shot go inches wide of the right upright, while on 44 minutes Loughgall midfielder Kevin Anderson's close-range header from dangerman Daniel Burns' corner on the right flashed past the far post. The visitors were on the mark five minutes after the restart as striker Warren Mullan pounced on a loose ball to chip the a shot from 20 yards which bounced off the underside of the Bangor crossbar. Home keeper Paul Cairnduff clawed the ball ut, but the referee's assistant raised his flag to indicate that the ball had crossed the line. Bangor threw everyone forward and midfielder William McBurney on 61 and Paul McDowell on 67 minutes were frustrated by Buchanan while the visitors were out of luck when Daniel Burns received a raking 40 yard pass from midfielder Steven Fergusonto fire from the edge of the area inches past the left post. As the clock ran down Bangor buzzed around the visitors' area and finally grabbed a lifeline on 87 minutes when sub. Richard Gibson nipped in to pounce on a loose ball and fired from fifteen yards past the keeper. In the fourth minute of added time home left back crssed low from the touchline for Andy hall to slam a half volley from ten yards past a helpless Buchanan in the Loughgall net. As the players moved off the pitch after the full time whistle referee Simon Creaney showed visitors' midfielder Andrew Smith the red card for dissent

Bangor FC 4-1 H&W Welders

Bangor were caught napping two minutes after the kick-off when Welders' captain William Armstrong crossed from the left for forward Chris Middleton to head home from nine yards into the right hand corner of the net. The home team reacted well and turned the pressure on the visitors with Barry Walsh firing just too high on 10 minutes and on 12 minutes Jordan Forsythe received from Paul McDowell twelve yards out, but keeper Michael Dougherty saved well. Bangor buzzed around the Welders' area as the game progressed and on 27 minutes Forsythe received from Barry Walsh to slam from just outside the box into the bottom left hand corner.Bangor struck again a minute into the second half. Paul McDowell slid the ball in from the left for Dean Youle to fire his eight yard past the helpless keeper.Bangor hit their third on 68 minutes as Andy Hall's through ball saw Ethan Boylan supply  Forsythe who netted his second goal of the match. Visitors' winger Scott Davidson shot from 15 yards to force a fine stop from Paul Cairnduff on 83 minutes an acute angle fourteen yards out on 83 minutes, but  it was Jordan Forsythe who had the final word as he kept his cool to give the keeper no chance from eight yards on 90 minutes.
Ballyclare Comrades 1-2 Bangor FC
After a dull first half in which goal attempts could be counted on the fingers of one hand, the game at a sunshine-bathed Dixon Park came alive seconds after the interval when the home team took the lead through youngster Joel Cooper. Two minutes later Bangor were on level terms through a Jordan Forsythe free kick and n 70 minutes Paul McDowell struck to give the visitors all three points. We had to wait fifteen minutes until the first threat on goal when home keeper Paddy Flood  dived to get a hand to Barry Walsh's 18 yard free kick. On the half hour a 25 yard  Andy Long free kick was headed over the Comrades' goal by  Forsythe. Two  minutes before the interval Bangor had claims for a penalty turned down when Richard Gibson appeared to be brought down a yard inside the area, but the free kick was given just outside the box. With just 31 seconds on the watch Comrades' impressive 18 year old left winger Joel Coper lashed a low free kick from 19 yards into the bottom left hand corner of the net.  Bangor struck back a couple of minutes later when the home keeper got a hand to a rasping free kick from Jordan Forsythe but couldn't prevent the ball from dropping over the goal-line. The visitors gradually began to force the pace and on 63minutes Richard Gibson saw a 13 yard drive saved by the diving Flood. headed Andy long's free kick over the target from eight yards. The goal which decided the game fell seven minutes later. Lively right winger Andy Hall crossed low from the right and Bangor striker Paul McDowell earned his reward for his hard work as he drilled the ball home from a couple of yards out. Goalscorers Forsythe and McDowell both had chances to double their tally, while a confident Bangor defence kept a tight grip on things as Comrades threw everyone forward in the closing minutes.
Bangor FC 0-3 Carrick Rangers
No Steel Cup joy for Bangor this season. Three second half goals saw Bangor pay the price for failing to turn first half superiority into goals, while Miguel Chines on 60 minutes,  Ben Roy on 65 minutes and ex- Seasider Colin McCloskey on 80 minutes  gave Bangor' a lesson in finishing. Bangor weren't helped by a red card for central defender Tommy Morrow on 78 minutes,
Bangor began well, with wingers Jordan Forsythe and Andy Hall posing plenty of problems for the Carrick defence, but that territorial advantage wasn't turned into goals.  Andy Morrow had Bangor's first real chance on 21 minutes but blasted over the  target Andy Hall's cross. Four minutes later Richard Gibson's long range strike was just wide of the left post. On 33 minutes livewire Jordan Forsythe brought a fine save from Carrick keeper Simon Steele from sixteen yards and on 40 minutes Gibson, from  just inside the keeper failed to test the keeper with a weak shot. Bangor appealed for a penalty four minutes after the break when Carrick midfielder Glen Taggart brought down Richard Gibson as the  Bangor forward sprinted into the box, but the referee waved play on. The ball went to the other end where the visitors'  appeal for a spot kick also fell on deaf ears On 57 minutes William McBurney found Mark Cooling who shot from the edge of the box. The ball rebounded off a defender for Jordan Forsythe to shot from  eight yards but the ball came off the top of the crossbar. The first goal  came on the hour. Carrick left back Aaron Taylor's shot from 18 yards was blocked by the home defence, and the alert Miguel Chines slid the ball home from 12 yards.  Cairnduff did well to save an 18 yard Ben Roy shot two minutes later, while on 64 minutes Andy Morrow's sent a glancing close range header from Andy Hall's free kickinches past the far post. Secoonds later Ben Roy pounced after Cairnduff had saved from Chines'  to  slam the ball home from a couple of yards. Bangor were out of luck on 68 minutes when Richard Gibson saw his goalbound six yard header from Grant Gardiner's free from the left pushed out from under the crossbar by the Carrick keeper. On 77 minutes Bangor were down to ten men  Tommy Wray was red-card for head-butting Miguel Chines after the striker had fappeared to foul the defender. On 80 minutes. Ben Roy sent Conor McCloskey through tand Cairnduff had no chance with a low shot from ten yards.
Bangor FC 6-0 Glebe Rangers
A goal feast at Bangor Fuels Arena Bangor on saw the Seasiders scoring three goals in each half without reply  to earn themselves a place in the second
round of the Co Antrim Shield.  Bangor might have taken an early lead after just four minutes. Right back Andy Long crossed from the right for Jordan Forsythe to slam a bicycle kick from five yards inches wide of the target. On nine minutes the speedy winger hit the first of his three goals on the night. Mark Cooling slipped an inch-perfect ball through, and  for Forsythe sprinted into the box to fire low past Glebe keeper Wayne McCullough. At the other end on 17 minutes visitors' winger Ryan Marks' hard hit shot from nineteen yards took a deflection off a home defender and Darren Gibbons did well  to get his hand to the ball. Bangor doubled their lead four minutes later. From Ethan Boylan's knockback Forsythe gave the keeper had no chance from fifteen yards. Bangor continued to press and on 26 minutes midfielder William McBurney shot just over from twelve yards, while on 27 minutes Andy Long hit just over from 24 yards. 7 minutes later Paul McDowell slipped his marker to bring a great save from the keeper from a nine yard blaster.  McDowell was on the mark just before the break. Left back Grant Gardiner found William McBurney 28 yards out. McBurney shot for goal and McDowell deflected, eleven yards out, reacted to deflect the ball past the keeper.  To their credit Glebe refused to throw in the towel. On 51 minutes when left back David McVicker brought a good save from Gibbons from 25 yards. Striker Aaron Wilkinson's 30 yarder bounced off the top of the bar. At the other end Ethan Boylan was inches  just wide on 70 minutes from 17 yards,  On 85 minutes Bangor were back on the mark. A great move the ball saw Tommy Wray pass to William McBurney and then to Jordan Forsythe who guided the ball into the net for his third goal of the night. Seconds later Andy Long was on the target from 23 yards, and Paul McDowell hit Bangor's third goal in the space of two minutes, shooting home from nine yards.
Bangor FC 3-2 Lisburn Distillery
Looking like certain winners with eleven minutes left on the watch, the Seasiders were made to sweat when the Whites hit two goals in five minutes. But that was the end of the scoring and Bangor now find themselves in third place in the table. Both sides look to play a fast-paced game from the off.  First real chance fell to the visitors when nippy right winger William Bingham slipped a pass to forward Martin Jones who slammed from eighteen yards past the foot of the left post. However, it was the home side, playing their fast-paced passing game grabbed a 22nd minute lead.  Veteran Andy Morrow judged a looping cross from the right by winger Andy Hall to perfection and sent his five yards header into the left hand corner of the net. The visitors were out of luck on 32 minutes when home right back Andy Long just got his head to a goalbound 35 yard drive by Distillery left back Nial Derry to deflect the ball past the left post.  Bangor doubled their lead just three minutes after the break. A mistake by Whites' centre back Ciaran Burns on the 18 yard line saw the alert Andy Hall run onto the ball and fire low past keeper Ryan McBride in the Whites' goal. Bangor were now dominating, with Mark Cooling and Jordan Forsythe both going close before a superbly struck 30 yard drive by Richard Gibson flew into the top left hand corner for the Seasiders' third goal.. The visitors grabbed a lifeline on 79 minutes when Robbie White dived low to head  fellw sub's Ryan Corrigan's cross from the left off the underside of the bar and into the net from six yards out. Five minutes later Bangor defender Colin Nixon handled a low cross ball from the right by sub. Sean Southam inches inside his area. Robbie White made no mistake for the Whites as he blasted the ball into the bottom corner of the net. With time running out neither team was able to create a real chance in the closing minutes.
Bangor FC 8-1 Brantwood FC
Bangor proved too strong for a hardworking Brantwood as the Seasiders hit four goals in each half to cruise into the last sixteen of the Steel and Son's Cup. Playing a quick, accurate passing game Bangor opened the scoring on eight minutes. Paul McDowell slipped the ball from Andy Hall's throw-in on the right inside for the alert Andy Morrow to hit low from 12 yards into the bottom left hand corner. Starting his first game of the season, McDowell was unlucky to see Brantwood keeper Darren Dempster get a foot to a 14 yard drive on 16 mins., but the striker made no mistake three minutes later from Andy Hall's clever through ball as he poked the ball home from 10 yards. McDowell was again on the mark on 23 minutes. Good work by Andy Long and Jodan Forsythe pulled the visitors' defence out of position, and keeper Darren Dempster had no chance as McDowell picked his spot from six yards out.
Lively midfielder Barry Walsh put Jordan Forsythe through on 26 mins. to slam low  from 15 yards into the left side of the goal. Brantwood keeper Dempster did well on 38 mins. to turn a waist-high 16 yard shot by Morrow round the post. Forsythe hit his second on 49 mins. with a superbly taken goal, getting on the end of a long cross from the right by Andy Long to neatly flick the ball over the keeper's head at the near post. The visitors' consolation goal came on 58 mins. when forward Mark McCann got his head to a cross by midfielder  Brian Wilson to beat home keeper Paul Cairnduff from six yards. Six minutes later Bangor restored their five goal advantage as the alert Hall latched onto a loose ball in the area to shot home from ten yards after shots from Morrow and Forsythe had been scrambled away. On 73 mins. Morrow was the provider for sub. Richard Gibson to hit home a low 14 yard shot from the left , and the final goal came on 84 mins. when midfielder Mark Cooling slammed home a rocket shot from 28 yards.
Larne FC 1-2 Bangor FC
Playing up the Inver Park slope Bangor were looking to attack from the off and forced a series of corners, but the first real chance fell to the home side on 6 mins. but defender Scott Irvine blasted over from 7 yards. Bangor winger Jordan Forsythe, making his first start of the season, forced a fine save from home keeper John Conway on 16 mins. while striker Richard Gibson fired from 15 yards inches past the fot of the right post. Bangor grabbed the lead on 25 minutes when forward Andy Morrow got his head to a cross from right back Andy Long, doing just enough to deflect the ball from 9 yards past the keeper. Larne pushed forward, but a gritty Bangor defence held firm until the 39th minute when Larne veteran midfielder Stuart King was brought down in the box by Dean Youle as he shaped to shoot. The Bangor skipper was sent off and Ciaran Murray fired his spot kick home. Larne pushed forward against the ten men, but it was Bangor who grabbed the vital goal on 68 minutes. The lively Forsythe got on the end of Andy Hall's looping cross from the right to beat defender Scott Irvine and slide home from five yards. Two minutes later Colin Nixon saved Bangor when he headed a drive by Larne back Scott Irvine from 12 yards off the line. Keeper Paul Cairnduff also made a series of fine stops, while Richard Gibson might have added another for the visitors on 82 mins. but mishit from 13 yards when clean through. Just on the whistle Larne sub. McCrandels was sent off for pushing Bangor defender Nixon in the visitors' 6 yard box .

Bangor FC 3-2 Downpatrick
Despite going two goals down in the first 25 minutes Amateur League 1A side Downpatrick, missing eight first team players, hit back with a goal on the half hour and one midway through the second period. A relieved home side sealed their place in the third round on 88 minutes through striker Richard Gibson's second goal of the match. The Seasiders started the game in the best possible way when midfielder Mark Cooling struck a low shot from the edge of the area into the bottom right hand corner of the goal on three minutes. On 21 minutes Downpatrick central defender Mark Holland got on the end of a cross from the left by impressive right winger Barry Tracey to send a rising six yard drive against the crossbar. Four minutes later Gibson was on the mark for Bangor, giving the keeper no chance, as he swept a low cross by right winger Andy Long from eight yards. On 29 minutes home keeper Paul Cairnduff threw himself to block a goalbound rising shot from twelve yards by striker Andrew Telford. Seconds later the nippy Tracey pulled one back for the visitors when midfielder Gerard Cullions  sent him clear to smash home from 13 yards.  35 seconds into the second half home defender Mark Brown whipped a 21 yard drive past the foot of the right post, and three minutes later home midfielder Barry Walsh's eight yard drive was scraped off the line by Downpatrick defender Charlie Holland.Play went from end to end with few chances at either end, until on 71  minutes Barry Tracey's 20 yard low free kick on the right was diverted past a static Bangor defence by Cullions from sixteen yards inside the left post.
Bangor FC 2-2 H&W Welders
Bangor fought back from two goals down to claim a point from this clash with league leaders at HW Welders. Former Seasiders defender Gareth Beattie headed the Welders in front after 18 minutes when he got on the end of a Dan McMurray cross. Then, five minutes later, Gary Spence made it 2-0 with an effort from 25 yards which wrong footed 'keeper Paul Cairnduff. Bangor pulled a goal back six minutes after that, however, courtesy of a Richard Gibson strike. Despite being on top for large periods any hopes Garth Scates side had of salvaging something from the game looked remote when Ethan Boylan was sent-off for foul play not long after the hour. But they did level with 17 minutes remaining when Mark Cooling scored from the spot after Andy Long was upended in the area.
Ards FC 1-1 Bangor FC



The first North Down derby of the season ended in honours even at The Bangor Fuels Arena. Ards moved in front after 35 minutes when Willie Faulkner laid the ball off for Eamon McAllister to slot home into an unguarded net. However, the Seasiders levelled on the hour through Mark Cooling when he finished from the edge of the area after Kris Pike and Andy Morrow combined to create the opening.


Glebe Rangers 0-2 Bangor FC

A wonder strike from striker Richard Gibson and a goal from defender Colin Nixon put the Seasiders into round two of the steel and sons cup at a windy Riada Stadium.

The Seasiders had most of the chances but two goals was enough to see them through to the next round.
Bangor FC 4-1 Dergview FC
The Seasidersrunners-up last season, got the new campaign off to a storming start with this comprehensive victory over Dergview.
Darren Higginbotham got the visitors off to a dream start, however, when he fired home the opening goal from 20 yards after 12 minutes. But the Seasiders levelled 20 minutes after that through a scrappy Andy Morrow finish. Then, on 59 minutes, Richard Gibson grabbed his first goal for the club with a straightforward tap-in from a corner.

And Bangor moved further ahead two minutes from time after Mark Cooling thumped the ball past Jack Boggs following an Andy Hall right-sided cross. Cooling then completed the scoring a couple of minutes into stoppage time when he connected with an Ethan Boylan pass from the right.

Three players depart from the club.
Players Stephen O'Neill ,Thomas Lambe  andMarc Whitford have left the club /We wish them all the best in the future.



Archive news 2013/14 season

The Seasiders win the Intermediate Cup.

Bangor defeated Armagh 2-0 to lift the Intermediate cup at Mill Medow.

Goals from Andy Morrow and Jordan Forsythe gave Garth Scates his first trophy as Bangor manager.

Click Here to see the goals of the final.

The Irish Guards Visted The Bangor Fuels Arena on March  29th for the Coagh United game. The team was lead out my Mascot Donnel the dog.

The supporters had their chance to play against the first team at The Bangor Fuels Arena. It was a great day for all but the supporters tried their best but came out on the losing end by thirteen goals to four.
Darren Gibbons named POTM for March



Goalkeeper Darren Gibbons picked up his POTM award after the final league game against H&W Welders. Pictured with Darren presenting him his award is Bangor fan Joanne Aiken.

The Clandeboye Bangor Supporters club sponsored the match ball in the recent Championship one game against Limavady United. Bangor FC would like to thank the supporters club for their support.
Barry Walsh named POTM for February.


Midfielder Barry Walsh ws voted by the fans the Bangor FC TV player of the month for February. Here pictured giving Barry his award is Bangor Fan Ashleigh Steed. Also Bangor Fc would like to congratulate Barry on getting Married as well so a big congratulations to Barry and his new bride.
Bangor FC 6-1 Loughgall


The Seasiders kept their great form going with a 6-1 win over Loughgall at The Bangor Fuels Arena.


The win sees the Seasiders push for the league title and maintain a great Home record this season.
Bangor FC 1-0 Knockbreda FC

Bangor progress in the Intermediate cup final on May 5th were they will face Armagh City. A goal from Jordan Forsythe saw the Seasiders get past Knockbreda at Seaview in the Semi Final.

The final will be played on May 5th at Mill Medow , Castledawson with a 5.15pm Kick Off.

Bangor FC 5-0 Coagh United

Bangor were lead out for the game against Coagh United by the Irish guards. Bangor FC would like to thank the Irish Guard for attending the game and supporting the club. Bangor roared back to winning ways with this five-goal thumping of bottom of the table Coagh United. Jordan Forsythe got the ball rolling on 20 minutes after he was upended in the area by David Calderwood before stepping up to slot home the subsequent spot-kick into the bottom left corner. Ethan Boylan made it 2-0 on 33 minutes with a glancing header from a Grant Gardiner corner - and Gardiner himself might have added a third soon after only for his 20-yard drive to come crashing back off the woodwork. However, Boylan did grab Bangor's third two minutes into first half stoppage time after Colin Nixon beat the offside trap to tee him up to finish past advancing Coagh 'keeper William Hassan. Forsythe doubled his tally for the afternoon on 61 minutes as the rampant Seasiders stretched their lead with a low drive just inside the right post. Then, a couple of minutes after that, Dominic Melly completed the scoring with a finish from the edge of the area after the United defence failed to clear their lines.

Bangor FC 0-3 Carrick Rangers


Carrick Rangers boosted hopes of finishing in a top two position with a 3-0 victory over their injury-depleted hosts at Bangor Fuels Arena. Bangor played with 10 men from 22 minutes onwards after home keeper Darren Gibbons was shown the red card by referee Simon Creaney.

The visitors played a fast-moving game from the off and home skipper Dean Youle had to look sharp on four minutes to block a 12 yard drive by Carrick striker Richard Gibson. From Conor McCloskey's corner on the left, Gibbons had to look sharp to push a header by Glenn Taggart round the right post. Six minutes later at the other end, it was central defender Taggart's turn to save his team as he deflected Andy Morrow's shot from 14 yards past the left upright. The visitors took the lead on the quarter hour when midfielder Ryan McCann fired a 25 yard free-kick for a foul on Aaron Smyth past a helpless Gibbons into the top left hand corner. The visitors added a second goal six minutes later with a neat three-man move. Conor McCloskey sent a low ball inside from the right to striker Graeme Arthur, who slid a pass back inside for Jody Lynch to pass the ball into the net from 10 yards. Seconds later home keeper Gibbons brought down the lively Gibson five yards inside the area as the forward ran clear of the home offside trap. Gibbons was shown a red card and right winger Jordan Forsythe took over between the posts. The sub keeper reacted quickly to block Graeme McCloskey's hard-hit shot.

Ballymoney United 1-2 Bangor FC


Bangor progress to the Semi Final of the Intermediate cup after a hard fought 2-1 win away to Ballymoney United.
Bangor's goals came from an own goal and  Ethan Boylan . Bangor will now play Knockbreda in the Semi Final at Seaview in Belfast.
Queens 3-2 Bangor FC

Bangor crashed out of the Irish Cup at the Q-Final stage with a shock 3-2 defeat to Queens at The Dub in Belfast.

On the score sheet for Bangor was Colin Nixon with his first goal for the club and Jordan Forsythe.
Bangor FC 0-1 Institute FC

Bangor suffered their first home defeat of the season at The Bangor Fuels Arena against Institute.

The Seasiders also had two men sent off. Stephen O;Neil and Thomas Wray saw red in a bad day at the office for Bangor.
Bangor FC 3-0 Larne FC


A  second half hattrick from striker Ethan Boylan sent the Sesiders in
to the Q-Finals of the Intermediate Cup.

The Seasiders will now face Ballymoney United away in the Q-Finals.


Warrenpoint Town 0-0 Bangor FC

Warrenpoint hit the woodwork three times as the Irish Cup sixth round clash with Bangor ended in a scoreless draw on a heavy Milltown pitch. Bangor were first to find the frame of the goal when Jordan Forsythe's volley skimmed the crossbar. Stephen Hughes hit a post and from the rebound Padraig Smith fired against the other post. Hughes struck the woodwork again while Bangor keeper Paul Cairnduff kept out Timmy Grant's shot. The Championship side almost took a 15th minute lead when Forsythe struck the bar after being picked out by Stephen O'Neill. Warrenpoint were then denied three times in similar fashion while Cairnduff's save came after Grant was put clear on goal. O'Neill fired over for the Seasiders early in a second half of few chances, with defences firmly on top. The sides will meet again in a replay at The Bangor Fuels Arena on Monday, 17 Febuary with the winners away to Queen's University in the quarter-finals.

Bangor announce a five year Sponsorship deal with Bangor Fuels

The Seasiders announced that they have agreed a new 5 year sponsorship and partnership deal with local company Bangor Fuels.


Click here to read the club's official statement
Mark Cooling wins a award


Midfielder Mark Cooling has been named the NIFWA's ,BT Sport player of the month for January 2014 Mark commented on this award by saying he is so happy about receiving this award.
Jordan Forsythe is POTM for January 2014


Midfielder Jordan Forsythe has been named and voted by the fans Player of the Month for January 2014. Jordan hs had a great month in January and after speaking to BangorFC.com Jordan wanted to thank the fans for their support and thanks them for voting for him .
Bangor FC 4-1 Ballywalter REC


Bangor progress into the next round of the Intermediate cup after a 4-1 win over Ballywalter Rec at The Bangor Fuels Arena.


The win sees the Seasiders face Larne at Home in the next round.

Highlights of the game are now on Bangor FC TV

Bangor FC 3-2 Dundela FC

Bangor maintained their lead at the top of the Belfast Telegraph Championship with a 3-2 win over Steel & Sons Cup holders Dundela.  The Seasiders are now three points clear of second placed Institute at the top of the table. Manager Garth Scates said: “We're in a great position at the moment, because we're top of the league. But all it takes is a few injuries and things can change. We would like to strengthen our squad before the window closes, to give us a little more depth for the run -in. “You just have to take it week to week, as you never know what might happen. This time last year we were bottom of the league and heading for Championship Two.We only survived on the last day of the season, and here we are now leading the league.” Carl McComb gave the visitors the lead after he latched onto a pass from Michael Halliday, before pushing the ball into the net, via deflection off Barry Walsh. Bangor equalised in the 18th minute, when Duns goalkeeper Steven McKay totally mis-kicked a clearance, allowing Jordan Forsythe to fire the ball into an empty net from an acute angle. The Seasiders took the lead in the 25th minute when Mark Cooling fired an incredible free kick into the top corner from a full 30 yards. But the Duns didn't give up. Kyle Owens headed an equaliser home on the half hour mark, after a good free kick from Daniel Burns. The winner arrived mid-way through the second half, after an impressive move involving both Andy Morrow and Jordan Forsythe. Unsurprisingly, it was that man Mark Cooling who found the net from 12 yards, with a tidy finish. Reflecting on the game, manager Scates said: “Even though we only won by one goal, I think we were the better team and it was a fantastic performance..

Mark Cooling Named POTM for Decemeber

Mark Cooling picked up his award for POTM for December after the game against Dundela FC


Mark spoke to Bangor FC TV after the game. Go to Bangor FC TV and watch Mark's interview
Bangor FC 7-1 Glebe Rangers


Bangor cruse into round six of the Irish Cup after a 7-1 win against Glebe Rangers at Clandeboye Park. Goals from Thomas Lambe, Jordan Forsythe new signing Grant Gardiner and a double from new signing Paul McDowell and Mark Cooling saw the Seasiders ease into the next Round. Bangor have been drawn against Warrenpoint Town away inround six to be played on Saturday February 8th.
Bangor FC 1-0 Donegal Celtic

A Jordan Forsythe goal early in the second half handed Championship 1 leaders Bangor victory over Donegal Celtic at Clandeboye Park.The former Lisburn Distillery man finished off a neat move 34 seconds after the restart after Andy Morrow and Dominic Melly had combined to create the opening. Both sides had their chances in the first half with Celtic threatening early on when Kevin Hughes tested Paul Cairnduff.Bangor hit back when Mark Cooling played Stephen O'Neill through to force Celtic 'keeper Gerard McErlean into a low save.McErlean then thwarted Forsythe on 28 minutes before denying Colin Nixon soon after while Gary Warwick had a chance for Celtic at the other end. Forsythe almost doubled his tally midway through the second half when he latched onto another Morrow delivery but McErlean was alert to the danger. The Seasiders were reduced to ten men on 80 minutes following Melly's dismissal for a tackle on Joe Todd but DC's numerical advantage lasted just seven minutes when Mark Shannon also received his marching orders, this time for dissent.

Knockbreda FC 3-0 Bangor FC


Knockbreda skipper Miguel Chines was the hero of the hour as the Portuguese striker hammered home a hat-trick against table-toppers Bangor at Breda Park. The match began at a fast pace, with both sides looking for a way through against determined defences. The stalemate was broken on 26 minutes when the visitors' back line was caught out after home winger Paul Young crossed low from the left for the alert Chines to push the ball past Bangor keeper Darren Gibbons. Three minutes later, Gibbons brought a great reaction save from a 12-yard blaster by right winger Gareth Corey, as the keeper flung himself to fingertip the ball round the left post. Midfielder Stephen Hislop, standing in for unavailable Knockbreda keeper Brian Nelson, made a fine stop from a goal-bound 12-yard shot by visitors' winger Tommy Lambe on 41 minutes to keep his side in the lead. Two minutes after the break, Chines sent a glancing two-yard header from a Corey cross a yard over the Bangor bar. On 64 minutes, keeper Gibbons reacted lightning-fast to push a 30-yard blaster by home midfielder David Johnston just over. Bangor were caught napping on 77 minutes, when a clearance from deep in his own half by home centre-half Adam Wright found its way through the visitors' midfield, to allow Chines to gather the ball and beat a couple of defenders, before sliding the ball past the keeper from nine yards. Three minutes later, Chines was again on the mark as he gave the keeper no chance with an eight-yard bullet header from fellow striker Niall Atkinson's pinpoint cross from the left. The Seasiders remain top after the 3-0 defeat.

Ryan Mann Departs

Defender Ryan Mann has left the club. Bangor FC thanks Ryan for his services and his time at the club and also wishes Ryann all the best in the future.
Andy Hall wins POTM for November

Midfielder Andy Hall has be voted by the fans of Bangor FC the player of the month for November.This is the second month in a row Andy has won POTM as he was named POTM in October as well. Andy thanked the fans for voting for him yet again.
Coagh United 1-6 Bangor FC

Bangor move to the top of Championship one after a six one victory away from home against Coagh United at Hagan Park. Coagh took a early lead from a free kick which the Seasiders failed to clear. Bangor  stepped it up a gear and piled the pressure on right away by making it 1-1 through Stephen O'Neil. Bangor then went on a goal spree scoring three more times before half time through Andy Morrow , Barry Walsh and Jordan Forsythe. The Seasiders added two more goals in the second half through Player of the month for November Andy Hall and a second goal from Andy Morrow. So Bangor move to the top of Championship 1 over the Christmas period. Manager Garth Scates comments on the performance and being at the top of the table in an interview for Bangorfc.com below...

Bangor FC 3-0 UUJ


Bangor progressed into the next round of the Intermediate with a 3-0 win over UUJ at Clandeboye Park. Goals from Dom Melly , Stephen O'Neil and Andy Morrow saw the Seasiders go into the hat for the next round.

Bangor FC 5-2 Knockbreda FC



Bangor go into round five of the Irish Cup after a hard fought 5-2 win against Knockbreda at Clandeboye Park. On the score sheet for the Seasiders was Jordan Forsythe , Stephen O'Neil Andy Morrow, Mark Cooling and Barry Walsh. Once we get word on who Bangor will face in round five we will bring that news right away right here! 

Ballyclare Comrades 0-1 Bangor FC

BANGOR moved into second spot in Championship 1 following this single goal defeat of Ballyclare Comrades at Dixon Park. The home side generally had the better of the first half and the Bangor defence had to be at its best to keep them at bay. Chances were at a premium but Comrades had a gilt edged opportunity in the 21st minute when they were awarded a penalty after the referee adjudged that Gerard McAlea had been brought down inside the box. The same player stepped up to take the spot kick, but his effort came back off the post. Despite continuing to look the more dangerous side, Comrades couldn't find a goal and the first half ended scoreless.

Bangor upped their game at the start of the second half and when a chance fell their way they were able to take it, when in the 61st minute Andrew Hall fired in from 13 yards after Comrades had failed to clear the ball from their box. Comrades pressed for an equaliser as the half wore on, and probably should have got on level terms in the 81st minute, when Johnny McClurg headed over the target from five yards out with the goal at his mercy.

H&W Welders 2-2 Bangor FC


Bangor came from two goals down to earn a point at Tillysburn Park against H&W Welders.
The Seasiders went two goals behind after two goals from Matty Burrows. Just before Half time Bangor pulled a goal back from Stephen O'Neil. The Seasiders put the pressure on for a second goal and their pressure paid off and with five minutes to go they got it through a wonder strike from Andy Hall.

Andy Hall named POTM



Bangor Midfielder Andy Hall has been named Player of the month for October 2013 as voted by the fans of Bangor FC. Andy spoke to Bangorfc.com about being named Player of the month. Click HERE to listen to the interview.
Bangor FC 2-1 Dergview FC

The Seasiders closed the gap on league leaders Dundela to five points with a hard fought 2-1 win against Dergview at Clandeboye Park. Early Goals from Ethan Boylan and Mark Cooling saw the Seasiders take a early 2-0 lead which they took into half time, Dergview got one back early in the second half from Higginbotham after a mistake at the back from Colin Nixon. Dergview pushed for a equaliser but the Bangor Held on for all three points.

Cliftonville FC 4-0 Bangor FC



Bangor go out of the League Cup at the Q-Final stage after a 4-0 defeat to Premiership Champions Cliftonville FC at Solitude. Goals from Liam Boyce , Joe Gormley and a own goal from Barry Walsh ended the Seasiders League Cup run for this season.

Limavady United 1-2 Bangor FC

Bangor move up to third in Championship 1 after a hard fought 2-1 win away to Limavady United. The Seasiders went 1-0 early but pulled one back before half time with a great Mark Cooling goal from a corner. Bangor were awarded a penalty which again Mark Cooling put away to give the Seasiders the 2-1 win. Mark cooling is now up to nine goals this season in all competitions and is now the top scorer this season for Bangor.
Institute FC 2-2 Bangor FC

The Seasiders were denied all three points away to Institute at The riverside Stadium in Championship 1. Bangor got off to a great start with a early goal from Ethan Boylan. The Seasiders took a 1-0 lead into the break. The second half saw institute awarded a penalty which Bangor Keeper Paul Cairnduff saved. Institute leveled it up with a goal from McFadden. Bangor restored their lead with another strike from Ethan Boylan. Then late into injury time Institute got a equaliser which denied Bangor all three points.

Ballyclare Comrades 2-1 Bangor FC


Bangor crashed out of the Steel & Sons cup with a 2-1 defeat to Ballyclare Comrades at Dixon Park. Former Bangor player Chris Trussell (Shimmon) opening the scoring but Bangor put the pressure on for a equalizer and their pressure paid off when they were awarded a penalty which was put away by Mark Cooling. In the second half Bangor had most of the chances hitting the bar and post on numerous occasions. Then in the last few minutes Ballyclare broke away and scored the winner through Kyle Agnew. 



Bangor FC 8-1 Lurgan Celtic

Bangor Eased into the Q-Finals of The League cup against Lurgan Celtic. Goals From Ethan Boylan , Andy Morrow, Andy Hall , Mark Cooling , Darren Stuart and Thomas Lambe booked The Seasiders a date with Cliftonville away in the Q-Finals on November 12th.
Bangor FC defender Andy Long completed his 15,000 Feet sky dive in aid of Diabetes UK. Andy commented after the dive "Best and most unbelievable experience of my life, all your instincts and emotions are on high alert - never felt an adrenaline rush like it! This is something you have to do! My parachute was yellow and blue Bangor colours aswell, made it even better! I'll post the pictures and if I can the video once its sent out to me! Again, thanks very much to everyone who sponsored us and we're still fundraising until the Diabetes conference in November for anyone else who'd like to donate! "
Jordan Forsythe named POTM for September


Jordan Forsythe has won the Player of the Month for September as voted by the fans of Bangor FC.


Jordan would like to thank the fans for voting for him.
Bangor FC 2-0 Knockbreda FC

The Seasiders returned home to a new look Clandeboye Park and picked up a hard fought 2-0 Win over Knockbreda . Knockbreda put the Seasiders under a lot of pressure from the early going and for most of the game but in the 79th minute Bangor were awarded a penalty . Mark Cooling took the spot kick and put Bangor 1-0 up. Mark Cooling finished the game off in the 93rd minute with a long range strike after the ball was cleared after a counter attack by the Seasiders. Mark Cooling has now scored four league goals this season. The win takes Bangor up to third in the league table in Championship 1.
Kilmore REC 0-5 Bangor FC

The Seasiders defeated Kilmore REC 5-0 to move into the quarter final of The Steel & Sons cup.

Goals from Andy Morrow, Dom Melly , Tommy Lambe and Jordan Forsythe saw Bangor progress in the Competition.

Loughgall 2-2 Bangor FC


The Seasiders were robbed of all three points at Lakeview Park against Loughgall FC in Championship 1. Bangor took an early lead from the peneltyspot through Matk Cooling after Dom Melly was fouled inside the area. Bangor Yook control of the game and doubled their lead through Stephen O'Neil from a header after great work and a cross fromJordan Forsythe. Bangor piled on the presure in the second half and tried to finish of the game untill 10 mins before full time when Boyle pulled one back. In the Last minute of the game Loughgall made it 2-2 with a shot that deflectedof Colin Nixon and beat Paul Cairnduff and his near post

Crumlin United 2-5 Bangor FC

Bangor defeated Crumlin United by five goals to two in the Third round of the Steel & Son's cup. The Seasiders went 2-0 down early on with a few mistakes at the back and crumlin held on to the lead till half time.


The second half was a different story for Bangor as they came out a different team. Goals from Marc Whitford , Dom Melly , Andy Morrow and an own goal saw The Seasiders progress into round four of the Cup.

Carrick Rangers 2-2 Bangor FC

The Seasiders earned a point away to Carrick Rangers in Championship 1 at Taylors Avenue. Bangor Took a early lead through Stephen O'Neil. Abby Sanusi made it 1-1 just Before the break. Dom Melly put Bangor into the lead untill the 89th Minute when Richard Gibson scored with  a header.
Holywood FC 1-11 Bangor FC

The Seasiders go through to Round 3 of The Steel & Sons cup with an 11-1 win against Holywood FC at Seapark in Holywood. Goals from Andy Hall (3) Stephen O'Neill (3), Dean Justin , Thomas Lambe, Mark Cooling , Marc Whitford and Jordan Forsythe saw the Seasiders go into the next round.
Latest Transfer news

News coming from the club today is that Bangor FC have signed Cliftonville pair Darren Stuart & Anthony McGonnell on loan until the next transfer window. Bangor FC welcomes Darren & Anthony to club and wish them the best with their time at Clandeboye Park.
Transfer News from Clandeboye Park
More transfer news from Clandeboye Park this week as Midfielder Gareth McLaughlin parts ways with the Seasiders and moves on to Championship 2 side Tobermore United. Bangor FC wishes Gareth all the best for the future and thank him for his time at Clandeboye Park.
More transfer news
In more transfer news Bangor FC player Dean Justin has left the club on loan until the next transfer window. He will move to Bangor Amateurs FC who play in Division 1B. Bangor FC wishes Dean all the best and look forward to him returning in the next transfer window
Warrenpoint Town 2-3 Bangor FC

The Seasiders defeated Premiership side Warrenpoint Town in the second round of the league cup. Goals from Stephen O'Neill , Dean Youle and Ethan Boylan saw the Bangor into the next round.  

Larne FC 0-4 Bangor FC


The Seasiders came away from Inver Park with a great 4-0 win in Championship 1. Goals from Forsythe, Cooling , O'Neill and Morrow secured all three points for the Seasiders
. The win lifts Bangor up to 4th in the table. Match highlights online soon.
TRANSFER NEWS FROM CLANDEBOYE PARK
22nd August 2013
Bangorfc.com can confirm that defender Johnny Waterson has left the club. No news yet on what club he has signed for just yet but once we get that news we will bring it to you right away right here on Bangorfc.com.

Bangor FC would like to thank Johnny for his time at Clandeboye Park and wish him all the best in the future.
IN OTHER TRANSFER NEWS.....
22nd August 2013
News coming from Clandeboye Park this evening is that Matthew Rooney has left the club and has joined Premiership side Portadown.
We wish Matthew all the best for the future and thank him for his short time at Clandeboye Park. 
Once we get any more news on this story and other transfer news we will bring it to you right here on Bangorfc.com
Donegal Celtic 1-4 Bangor FC

The Seasiders picked up their first league win in Championship 1 with a 4-1 victory at Donegal Celtic.
Goals from Andy Morrow , Ethan Boylan, Jordan Forsythe and Dean Youle gave Bangor the win.
Bangor FC welcomes new signings.
Bangor FC welcomes seven new signings to Clandeboye Park. Pictured left are six of the new signings. (From left to right) Stephen O'Neill ,Colin Nixon, Ethan Boylan, Jordan Forsythe, Matthew Rooney and Dom Melly. Also signed for the Seasiders Goal Keeper Paul Cairnduff  Bangor FC Manager Garth Scates is happy to have them all at the club.
Dundela FC 5-1 Bangor FC

Bangor started off their League campaign in the worst possible way with a 5-1 defeat to Dundela FC at Wilgar Park in Belfast.
The Seasiders started of well in the game but goals from McClelland, Burns, Cherry , Beggs and Irwin finished off the Seasiders. On the score sheet for Bangor was Dom Melly. Pics from the game HERE Highlights of the game online now!
Work continues at Clandeboye Park
The progress at Clandeboye Park continues as the weeks go by. For updates on the progress check out Bangor FC on the social media patform TOUT. There is a widget at the bottom of this home page for people to check out the video updates from Clandeboye Park. Also if you have a smart phone or tablet device you can download and follow Bangor FC on TOUT for all the updates of the pitch progress. Also send us your TOUT videos and we can share them with other Fans too.

Ballymena Utd 0-0 Bangor FC


Bangor FC took on Premiership side Ballymena United at the showgrounds in their final pre season game Once again the Seasiders put on a great display but gaining a 0-0 draw. Next up  the first game in the new season Championship against Dundela FC .

Andy Long to miss the first league game against Dundela



Bangor FC player Andy Long will miss the opening game of the new league season against Dundela on August 10th due to a suspension after picking up 5 yellow cards last season  Andy spoke to Bangorfc.com after the Ballymena game which you can hear by clicking HERE

Portadown FC 1-0 Bangor FC

The seasiders traveled to Shamrock Park to take on Premiership side Portadown FC


The seasiders put on a great preformance but went down by 1-0 by a early second half goal.


Next up for Bangor is an away trip to Ballymena United in their final pre season Game.
QUB 3-2 Bangor FC
Bangor took on Queen's in Another Pre season fixture at the Dub in Belfast.

On the score sheet for the Seasiders was Ethan Boylan and Billy Youle

There was no Bangor FC TV coverage of this game.
PSNI 1-1 Bangor FC
Bangor Drew 1-1 with PSNI in a pre season fixture at New forge Lane in Belfast . On the score sheet for the Seasiders was Thomas Lambe. The Next Fixture for Bangor is against QUB at The Dub in Belfast on 27th July
20th July 2013
Bangor FC 0-2 Ards FC
Ards defeated Bangor in the scorching heat to win the North Down Cup at Seaview, Belfast by 2-0. It was the first time in nine years since the two clubs met for the trophy. Bangor were the holders going into the game. Check out Pictures from the game HERE
16th July 2013
Derriaghy CC FC 1-1 Bangor FC
Bangor FC travelled to Derriaghy CC FC for a pre season game. On the score sheet for the seasiders was Dom Melly. Next up for Bangor in pre season is Ards at Seaview on July 20th
15th July 2013
It is with sadness that we learn of the passing of Mr. Dave Hickson. Dave was ​player-manager​ of Bangor for a short period from the beginning of the 1967-68 season until January 1968 ​​when he resigned from his position due to medical problems. Prior to that he had been player manager at Ballymena but his real claim to fame was as an Everton player. Known as the Cannonball Kid ​​​​his bravery on the field was legendary. ​ He was one of only two players who played for the all 3 Mersey side clubs, Liverpool and Tranmere Rovers. Dave still worked for Everton as the Stadium tour guide until quite recently. He is reported to have said. I would have broken every other bone in my body for any other club I played for, but I would have died for this club (Everton)

July 6th 2013

Portaferry Rovers 1-5 Bangor FC

Bangor travelled  down to Portaferry yesterday to play Portaferry Rovers in a match to mark the opening of their new pitch. After the opening ceremonies performed by Denis Nash Bangor got down to business and opened the score with a tremendous effort from the left side of the edge of the 18 by McLaughlin. Returning today was the popular Johnny Ducky Watterson who also got his name on the score sheet. Andy Morrow was once again in outstanding form and added 2 more goals to his tally. Mark Cooling scored another from the penalty spot after another returning player, Giggsy Murray was up ended. Cairnduff made a magnificent save from the spot after ref Paul Costello had awarded Rovers a very soft penalty. Rovers got a consolation goal making the final score 5-1 to Bangor.

June 29th 2013
 Crusaders FC  3-1  Bangor FC
Bangor got their pre season campaign underway against Premiership side Crusaders at Seaview in Belfast. Mark Cooling put the Seasiders ahead in the first half with a penalty kick but a hat trick from Crusaders striker Jordan Owens gave the Premiership side the win.

27th June 2013

Fixtures for the new season has been released.

To view them click HERE

27th June 2013
New Floodlights to be put into place at Clandeboye Park
Bangor FC received a cheque from Shared Access Ltd to go towards brand new floodlights to be instailed at Clandeboye Park alongside the new 3G pitch.

Presenting the cheque from Shared Access Ltd was former Northern Ireland international Gerry Armstrong
24th June 2013
Day one of work begins on the new pitch at Clandeboye Park.
The work has now begun on a new 3G pitch at Clandeboye Park. Bangor FC TV will be bring you coverage of all the work going on at the ground and will be showing all the changes as they happen. Below is a video of the first day of work.

 Bangor FC  directors along with 2 local MLA's , SportNI , UCIT, Greg Seeley Ltd , TAL and Shared Access representatives at the launch of the new 3G pitch project at Clandeboye Park

PLAYERS SIGNED THIS SUMMER

Colin Nixon signed from Glentoran FC

Andy Hall signed from Lisburn Distillery

Jordan Forsythe signed from L.Distillery

Paul Cairnduff sgned from Knockbreda FC

Dominic Melly signed from  Lisburn Distillery

Ethan Boylan signed from Nortel FC.

 

17th June 2013
Bangor FC  directors along with 2 local MLA's , SportNI , UCIT, Greg Seeley Ltd , TAL and Shared Access representatives at the launch of the new 3G pitch project at Clandeboye Park


Andy Morrow is voted player of the season.
Andy Morrow has been voted player of the season by the online poll on this website.

The Seasiders will remain in Championship 1 for next season as they avoided relegation on the final day against fellow strugglers Tobermore United. A late goal in the 39th minute of the second half from Captain Dean Youle won the game for Bangor in front a great crowd at Clandeboye Park. Match highlights NOW on Bangor FC TV

O'Hara Leaves Clandeboye Park
Bangor FC defender Declan O'Hara has parted ways with the club. We wish him all the best in the future. Declan has been with the club for just one season.
He was signed by then Manager Frankie Wilson. We wish him all the best.

30/4/2013 Bangor pick up a huge win!
Bangor picked up a all or nothing win away to Carrick Rangers in
Championship 1. It was a win that Bangor needed to avoid the drop out of the division. The win see the Seasiders needing one more win on their final game against fellow struglers Tobermore United to secure safety in Championship 1. Highlights NOW on Bangor FC TV

16/4/2013 More heartbreak for Seasiders
Bangor suffered another defeat at home to H&W Welders in Championship 1.The Seasiders created few chances in the game. Former Bangor striker. Chris Middleton scored the first goal for the Welders in a 2-0 win. The defeat keeps Bangor bottom of the table with two games remaining. Highlights NOW on Bangor FC TV

13/4/2013 Heartbreak for the Seasiders
Bangor Suffered a defeat at home against Coagh United in the battle
to avoid relegation in Championship 1. Goalscores for Bangor were
Andy Hall and Michael Doran. Next up for Bangor is H&W Welders in a must win game for the Seasiders. Match Highlights of the game are now on Bangor FC TV

9/4/2013  Seasiders earn a point at Larne
Bangor came away from Inver Park with a point in the bottom of the table clash with Larne FC
The closest the Seasiders came to a goal was from Thomas Lambe in the First Half. Match highlights are now on Bangor FC TV

Hard fought win for the Seasiders against Dergview 
Bangor made it three wins out of three with a 1-0 win at Clandeboye Park against Dergview FC in Championship 1. The only goal of the game came from Michael Doran after 24 Minutes. This take the Seasiders within one point of fellow strugglers Larne in the battle to avoid relegation.

30/03/13 Hard fought win for the Seasiders at Institute .
Bangor took on Institute at The Riverside Stadium in Championship 1 action. A Thomas Lambe goal separated the side as the Seasiders gained a
massive three points in the battle to avoid Relegation..

23/03/13 Game Off.

As warned yesterday, this afternoon's match against Tobermore United has been postponed. This is because of the International game at Windsor Park being rescheduled for this afternoon.As yet, no date for the re-arranged fixture has been agreed.

22/03/13 WEATHER WARNING

Due to the severe weather there would be a doubt over most fixtures tomorrow so keep a look out for any posts or news on Twitter , Facebook etc.

20/03/13. Bangor v Tobermore

Bangor host Tobermore at Clandeboye this Saturday in what is a must-win fixture for the Seasiders, if they are to keep alive their hopes of avoiding relegation. The match is sponsored by life-long club supporter Deirdre Collins and the club extends their thanks to her for this.
The CBSC will hold a meeting at 1.30 pm in the Social Club prior to the game.

16/03/13 Carrick Rangers v Bangor off

Today's match against Carrick Rangers was called off by the referee just before kick off due to a water logged pitch . The correct decision was made albeit very late and by this stage most supporters would have been at the ground. As yet no new date has been arranged but as Carrick have a massive number of outstanding fixtures it is likely to be the last Thursday in April before this is possible.
11/03/13 Carrick Rangers v Bangor. The CBSC bus will be departing at 2.00pm from Clandeboye on Saturday 16th March.

11/03/13 Larne v Bangor rescheduled for 9th April
The postponed Larne v Bangor match is now rescheduled for Tuesday 9th April with a 7.45 pm kick off. Meanwhile the Bangor v Harland and Wolff Welders match is now rescheduled for Tuesday 16th April with a 6.45 pm kick off. This will leave Bangor with a long wait to see where thay have eventually finished in the Leagues with the Leagues reamaining fixtures being played on Saturday 20th April, Tuesday 23rd april and Saturday 27th April.

09/03/13 LARNE v BANGOR - Match Called Off
This afternoon's match away to Larne has been called off due to a waterlogged pitch. As yet no date has been re-scheduled.

02/03/13 Bangor 2 - 1 Loughgall
Bangor made heavy weather of this must-win game with both teams cancelling each other out in a dull first half going in at the interval scoreless. the only Bangor effort of note was a great cross from Andy Long on the right which Ryan Murray just couldn't stretch to.
Bangor started much brighter in the second half but still found scoring opportunities few and far between and fans and management alike must have started to worry a goal was not going to come. A corner from the right looked a certain goal but Ryan Murray managed to head it over the bar from 3 yards out. Frustration turned to joy on the hour when another wonderstrike of a free kick from Tommy Lambe from 25 yards out rattled the underside of the crossbar and went into the net off the Loughgall keeper. Bangor doubled their lead shortly after when Lambe scored again from 6 yards, this time with his right foot. Loughgall tried desperately to get back into the game and managed to pull a goal back a few minutes from time from a corner on the left which was conceded when a back pass from Dean Youle put new keeper Darren Gibbons under pressure to clear. The corner over shot the goal but was turned back in to the goalmouth and tapped in from close range.

23/02/13 Limavady Utd 3 - 1 Bangor.
Bangor started the game at pace and had the ball in the net in the first minute with a terrific strike from Thomas Lambe. The ball struck the inside of the stanchion and rebounded out. Bangor had the linesman to thank as, initially the ref had waved play-on as he thought it had hit the post. Limavady equalised through a great header from a corner and then went 2- 1 in front with what appeared to be an error by keeper Gibbons. Bangor piled on the pressure to get the equaliser in the second half introducing subs Dalzell, McLaughlin and Giggs. They hit the bar and the post and had other attempts cleared off the line. Bangor were hit by a sucker punch when Limavady grabbed their third not long before the final whistle. If any positives can be taken from this defeat it would be the battling performance put in by the team.

21/02/13 Bangor FC position over cup dismissal
To clarify the matter regarding Bangor's dismissal from Intermediate Cup.It was Bangor who contacted the IFA to advise of the breaching of Rule 14 of the Intermediate Cup. The IFA have written to Bangor to thank them for their honesty in this matter.
Bangor have been in touch with Dungiven Celtic to apologise to them about the matter as they were directly affected by it.
Bangor FC apologise to the supporters for the disappointment caused by this situation but stress they can only process signings with the information that is supplied to them by players and the IFA.

19/02/13 Bangor dismissed from Intermediate Cup
Prior to this evenings draw for the quarter final of the Intermediate Cup Bangor FC were dismissed for fielding an ineligible player against Dungiven Celtic. Bangor contacted the IFA to report the matter when they became aware of the problem. It is an unfortunate and regrettable matter, but, the Board of Bangor FC could not condone progressing in a competition when they had broken a rule, even unknowingly.


18/02/13 Sean Cahill transfers to LTOB
Striker Sean Cahill was today transferred by Bangor to Larne Tech Old Boys. Sean has opted to leave for footballing reasons, wishing to get a game every Saturday and with the introduction of Michael Doran into the Bangor line-up, that was less likely. We would like to thank Sean for his time and efforts at Clandeboye and wish him well for the future.


18/02/13 Supporters Travel to Limavady
It has now been confirmed that the supporters bus to Limavady will be leaving at 12.00 noon from
Clandeboye Park.

16/02/13 Bangor v Derriaghy CCFC
Bangor took on Derriaghy CC at Clandeboye Park in the 5th Round of the Intermediate Cup this afternoon. With most of the new signings having to sit this one out due to being cup-tied it was a very different side than had played the Glens the week before. Bangor were rocked back on their feet in the opening seconds when Derriaghy sneeked in to capitalise on a defensive mix up. Things got even worse when Bangor defender Brian Hylands was sent off for a tackle from behind only minutes later. Bangor got back on terms when the experienced Pater Kennedy managed to head into his own net after keeper Marc Robinson was drwan awy from his net. Protests from Robinson saw him yellow carded. Derriaghy had the ball in the Bangor net again before half time but was ruled out for off side.
The early part of the second half saw Derrighy go in front again after a great header from a free kick. Bangor fought back and equalised through Beefy Armstrong getting on the end of a free kick from just inside their half which siled over everyone head for him to volley homw from close range. Bangor then went in front through a great move when Pixie McLaughlin sent over a great cross from the left for new boy Michael Doran to slot home. Special mention must be made of Dean Justin who stood in as keeper again and made some terrific saves to keep Bangor in the game.

14/02/13. Clandeboye Bangor Supporters Club Meeting
There will be a meeting of the CBSC this Saturday before the Intermediate Cup tie against Derriaghy CC. It will be held in the Social Club at 12.30 pm. Everyone welcome.

09/02/2013 Irish Cup Round 6 Bangor v Glentoran.
After an early morning pitch inspection the pitch was passed playable but rain throughout the afternoon made conditions extremely difficult. Bangor had new signings Michael Doran. Andy Hall and Mark Cooling on show but unfortunately new keeper Darren Gibbons was cup-tied and Bangor had the bring young Dean Justin into goal. Bangor started brightly with two superb goals in 11 minutes to rock the Glens. An upset seemed to be on the cards but the Glens regrouped and stepped things up a gear to go in at the break 3-2 up. The Glens pressed in home in the second half and scored another 2 to make the final score 5-2 but the Bangor lads did themselves proud and will go forward in the League with renewed confidence to lift themselves into the safety zone. Bangor FC would like to thank M. Tommy Campbell the Glentoran Safety Officer and his stewards for their assistance during the day.

31/01/2013 Ins and Outs before the window closes
Today Bangor FC completed the signings of Andy Hall (on loan from Distillery until the end of the season) Mark Cooling (transferred from Harland & Wolff Welders) and Jordan Dalzell ( transferred from Bangor Swifts) We wish them every success in their time at Clandeboye.
On the way out is keeper Andrew Dickey who has transferred to Larne FC. Also Cairan Carson has been transferred to Donegal Celtic. We would like to thank Andrew & Cairan for their services to the club and wish them every success in the future.
The word today should be noted. A player is not signed for a club until his paperwork is processed by the IFA contrary to rumours and speculation that appear on the forums.

29/01/2013 Intermediate Cup Round 5 Draw
At IFA Headquarters this evening the draw for Round 5 of the Intermediate. Bangor have been drawn at home against Derriaghy CC. The match is due to take place at Clandeboye on the 16th Feb 2013. See the Championship website for the rest of the draw.

26/01/2013 Bangor progress in Intermediate Cup
Bangor ran out 2-0 victors in today's Intermediate Cup 4th Round tie against Dungiven Celtic at Ballygruddin, Dungiven. In poor weather conditions on a heavy pitch Bangor played the better football and went in at half time 1-0 up thanks to a terrific strike by free-kick specialist Thomas Lambe. In the second half Bangor were playing into the wind and seemed to sit back for a period and let Dungiven come at them. New boys Gibbons and Doran acquitted themselves with Darren looking comfortable in goals while Michael ( who had earlier won the free kick for the first goal) laid the ball off for Lambe to slot home from 10 yards. The draw for the next round should take place very soon and wil be announced here on the website.

25/012013 Bangor sign new striker
Bangor completed the registration of new striker Michael Doran today. The 21 year old transferred from Portaferry Rovers but had previous experience with Glentoran 2nds. He came recommended to Garth Scates by Glenavon manager Gary Hamilton. He will be eligible to play in tomorrows Intermediate Cup 4th Round tie at Dungiven. We wish Michael every success and hope he enjoys his time at Clandeboye.

21/01/2013- Gareth Beattie transfers to Welders
This evening Bangor FC reluctantly agreed to the transfer of defender Gareth Beattie to Harland and Wolff Welders. Gareth had become a fans' favourite since introduced to the side by ex-manager Frankie Wilson a few seasons ago. Gareth had gone on to achieve International honours with the NI Junior International team in Macedonia this year. We wish him all the best for the future and congratulate him and his girlfriend on the birth of their new son.

20/01/2013 - Mr. Moore Lindsay B.E.M.
It was with deep sadness that we learned, today, of the passing of life-time supporter of the club, Mr. Moore Lindsay. Those of us keen on the club history will be interested to know that Moore's father, Mr. Bob Lindsay, was one of the club's founders back in 1918. Moore had not been at Clandeboye for the past few seasons, as he had become the main carer for his wife, Emily. The funeral service will take place at First Bangor Presbyterian Church on Tuesday at 11.00 am. The club sends it sincerest condolences to the family circle.

19/01/2013 - Dundela 5 v 1 Bangor
Bangor continued their poor run of league form into the new year when they crashed 1 v 5 to east Belfast side, Dundela at Wilgar Park.
Dundela were 4 up in the first half and Bangor's only consolation was a late penalty from player-manager Garth Scates.
Dundela took the lead on 10 minutes when Willie Faulkner had the simple task of side footing the ball into the Bangor net and in the 25th minute visiting keeper Dickey, in an attempt to clear, unfortunately hit his centre-half and the ball fell kindly to Faulkner who simply walked the ball home for his second. His hat-trick arrived on 34 minutes following
a long throw which he volleyed sweetly into the Bangor goal.
In the 40th minute Kyle Owens powered in a header from a Jamie Jackson corner to put Dundela four nil up at half time. On 75 minutes David Wright promptly returned a cleared corner into the Bangor goal from 18 yards for 5-0 and in the 85th minute Bangor were awarded a penalty which player manager Gareth Scates confidently converted.

18/01/2013 -Bowers & Gibbons sign for Bangor
Bangor have signed 21 year old keeper, Darren Gibbons from Larne as cover for Andrew Dickey. We wish Darren good luck and hope he enjoys his time at Clandeboye Park. Meanwhile, mid-fielder Jonny Bowers has returned to Bangor after a short spell at Dundela. We extend a warm welcome to both players.

16/01/2013 - Billy Youle signs from Newington
Bangor can confirm that versatile player Billy Youle returns to the Club after being signed from Newington YC.
Other activity is taking place and any new arrivals and / or departures will be announced on this website, Facebook and Twitter only when confirmation has been recieved from the IFA Competition Services department.

15/01/2013 - David Wright & Chris Shimmon released
Bangor FC can confirm that they have released forward David Wright who will be returning to his former club Dundela. Meanwhile Bangor have agreed to transfer striker Chris Shimmon to Ballyclare Comrades. We wish both lads good luck for the future.
The club also confirms that they will be releasing the player registrations of former management team, Frankie Wilson and Gerard Crossley, Goal keeper coach Lee Wilson has moved on to Ards FC. We would like to thank all three for their services to Bangor FC and wish them all the best in their future football careers.

12/01/2013 - Bangor 3 v 2 Ballyclare Comrades
Bangor progressed through to the 6th Round of the Irish Cup when they overcame a determined Ballyclare Comrades at Dixon Park, Ballyclare this afternoon.
Murray opened the scoring with an early goal but Ballyclare raised their game and were 2v1 ahead by the interval. The second half turned out to be an even tussle but Bangor's dogged determination paid off when Watterson equalised and then substitute Cahill grabbed the winner with a fine solo effort near the end.
In the draw for the 6th. Round made shortly after the match, Bangor got a plum tie when they were drawn against Glentoran in a match to played at Clandeboye Park on 9 February, 2013.

11/01/2013 - Bangor FC Sports Table Quiz Announced
Bangor FC are running a Sports Table Quiz in the main lounge of the Social Club on Monday, 28 January 2013. Ex- Director Dr. Noel Riddell will be the question master and presenter on the night. Teams of 5 people are needed. Come along for a good night's craic. Nibbles will be provided. Get your team entered now ( prize for the best team name). See Trevor Best ( at match tomorrow would be good) to get your teams registered. Entry fee £5 per head.

10/01/2013 - Preparation for Cup Tie
The new management team of Garth Scates and Jeff Montgomery held a full training session this evening in preparation for the Irish Cup tie against Ballyclare on Saturday.
The pair of them have also been looking at bringing in some players to strengthen the squad and details will be announced shortly.

08/01/2013 - Dungiven away in the Intermediate Cup
In the Fourth round of the Intermediate Cup, Bangor were second out of the hat when they were drawn away to Dungiven. The tie takes place on Saturday, 26 January 2013 with a 1:30 kick-off.

08/01/2013 - Scates takes charge, Montgomery as assistant and Kee as goalkeping coach
At a Board meeting this evening, Bangor FC confirmed that Garth Scates would be taking charge of team affairs until the end of the season at least, and would like to wish him all the best in his new role.
Garth has wasted no time in appointing Jeff Montgomery to assist him. Jeff was previously at Bangor as a member of manager, Marty Quinn's coaching staff during the Premier League season of 2008/09. Ex-NI International Paul Kee has come in as goalkeeping coach
The new management team are assessing the squad over the next week and any arrivals or departures will be announced as soon as they are finalised.

06/01/2013 - Frankie Wilson steps down
The Board of Directors have announced that Manager Frankie Wilson has stepped down from his position as manager by mutual consent. Frankie was appointed in September 2010 and brought success to Bangor FC in the shape of the Steel & Sons Cup on Christmas Eve 2011.
Unfortunately, Bangor got off to a poor start this season and are currently bottom of Championship 1. It was against this backdrop that it was agreed that someone else should be given the chance to try and improve on the results and avoid the threat of relegation.
The Directors are very appreciative of Frankie's, and his assistant Gerard Crossley's, efforts and wish them all the best in the future.
Chairman, Trevor Best stated "Frankie was a pleasure to work with and full of enthusiasm for his position. He worked tirelessly to bring success and it is a pity that results have not gone his way this season. He, and Gerard, will always receive a warm welcome at Clandeboye."
While the search goes on to find a successor, team affairs have been put in the hands of captain, Garth Scates.

05/01/2013 - Bangor 5 v 2 Larne Tech. OB
Bangor eased their way through to the 4th. Round of the Intermediate Cup with a comfortable 5 v 2 victory over Amateur League side Larne Tech. Old Boys.
Garth Scates opened the scoring early in the first half, then Larne equalised from a direct free kick. The visitors could have gone ahead from a penalty, but were denied by a great safe by Dickey. Andy Morrow put Bangor ahead before the interval
In the second half, Morrow added his second before Scates got another couple to complete his hat-trick.

02/01/2013 - Chris Middleton released.
Striker Chris Middleton has been released and has signed for H & W Welders. The club would like to thank Chris for his time at Clandeboye

01/01/2013 - Chris Fay leaves Clandeboye
Utility Player, Christopher Fay has left Bangor FC due to work commitments.

01/01/2013 - Happy New Year
Bangor FC enter 2013 in a worrying league position, stranded at the bottom of Championship 1 and with only 10 matches to play their way to safety from relegation. The transfer window has opened and there may be some activity at Clandeboye to freshen the team in preparation for the second half of the season.
League action does not resume until 19 January and for the first two Saturdays of the year, Bangor are involved in Intermediate and Irish Cup ties.


​29/12/2012 - Bangor 0 v 2 Ards
Bangor suffered a North Down Derby 2v0 defeat to neighbours Ards in this afternoons holiday fixture on a heavy pitch at Clandeboye Park.
The first half was evenly matched, but two well-taken breakaway goals from former Bangor forward Paul McDowell​ allowed the visitors to run out comfortable winners.​

​​22/12/2012 - Ards match on 29 December still on
The North Down Derby against Ards on Saturday, 29 December 2012 is still on.
There was a doubt when Ards Intermediate Cup match against Desertmartin at Clandeboye today was called off. It was thought that this match would have been rescheduled for​ next Saturday, but the IFA have put it back, allowing the long awaited holiday match in the Championship to go ahead (weather permitting of course).
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19/12/2012 - Player News
Versatile Bangor player Andy Long will be out of action for 4 to 6 weeks having sustained a broken toe in training on Tuesday evening.
Defender Marc Whitford has been suspended for 1 match from 31/12/2012 having accumulated 5 cautions. He will most likely miss the ​Intermediate Cup tie against Larne Tech Old Boys.

​​​18/12/2012 - Intermediate Cup Draw
In the Intermediate​ Cup 3rd. Round draw made earlier this evening, Bangor were first out of the hat and will play Larne Tech Old Boys at Clandeboye Park. The match will be played on Saturday, 5 January 2013 with a 1:30 kick-off.
In another interesting tie, our former tenants Bangor Rangers will host our current tenants Ards, provided Nial Currie's side beat Desertmartin in their postponed tie​, which will be played at Clandeboye Park this coming Saturday.

15/12/2012 - Bangor 2 v 1 Magherafelt Sky Blues
Bangor made their way into the third round of the Intermediate Cup with a hard fought 2v1 victory over Ballymena & District side. Sean Cahill opened the scoring early in the first half and Thomas Lambe added a second just after the break. Magherafelt pulled one back in the closing minutes but Bangor held on.
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15/10/2012 - Magherafelt match still on
A quick pitch inspection this morning revealed that the ground had stood up well to the heavy rain yesterday and that it's all systems go for the Intermediate Cup match this afternoon at 1:30.

​​​13/12/2012 - Ballyclare in the Cup
​The draw was made this morning for the 5th Round of the Irish Cup and Bangor were drawn away to Ballyclare Comrades. The tie will be played on Saturday, 12 January 2013.

​​10/12/2012 - Intermediate Cup match
Bangor play Magherafelt Sky Blues in Round 2 of the Intermediate Cup this Saturday. In the event of a drawn match, extra time of 10 minutes each way shall be played and should the score be equal at the end of this extra time, the match shall be decided by the taking of kicks from the penalty mark in accordance with the conditions approved by the International FA Board.
Supporters should note that Season Tickets are valid for this match.​

​​​​09/12/2012 - Clandeboye Supporters meeting
The next meeting of the Clandeboye Bangor Supporters Club will take place at 12:30 pm in the Bangor FC Social Club, before the Intermediate Cup Tie against Magherafelt Sky Blues.

​​​08/12/2012 - Irish Cup 5th. Round Draw
​The draw for the 5th Round of the JJB Sports Irish Cup will take place in the Baby Grand, Grand Opera House, Belfast, on Thursday, 13 December 2012 commencing at 11.00 am.

​​08/12/2012 - Bangor 3 v 0 Crumlin Star
​Bangor overcame difficult opponents in the shape of Crumlin Star to make their way through to the next round of the Irish Cup with a 3 v 0 victory.
On a heavy pitch, Bangor went ahead early through David Wright. Thomas Lambe added a second after the interval, before Chris Middleton ​sealed the victory with his first touch of the ball after coming on as substitute.

​​04/12/2012 - Irish Cup Tie
Fans should note that the Round 4 Irish Cup tie against Crumlin Star will kick-off at 1:30 pm. In the event of a draw after 90 minutes, extra time and penalties will decide the tie.

24/11/2012 - Bangor 2 v 3 Dundela
​Dundela staged a dramatic second half comeback at Clandeboye Park. The home team took a deserved lead on 27 minutes when a three man move down the left saw Andy Morrow cross low for Chris Shimmon to slam low past keeper Paul Hughes. Jonny Watterson hit the second on 39 minutes when his diving header from Thomas Lambe's corner gave the keeper no chance.
​The visitors grabbed the initiative from the re-start and on the hour the lively William Faulkner fired home from twelve yards. Seven minutes later winger Ben Roy equalised with a 22 yard drive and the winner came on 88 minutes when Jonny Bowers saw his snap shot ricochet off a couple of home defenders on its way into the net.

28/10/2012 - Warrenpoint Town 1 v 1 Bangor FC
The Seasiders came away from a tough trip to Warrenpoint Town with a point. ​Frankie Wilson's side took the lead with a goal from Gareth McLaughlin but Warrenpoint levelled it up just before Half time. The second half was a end to end game with Bangor goalkeeper Andy Dickey making a few good saves to deny Warrenpoint a second goal. Ryan Murray was unlucky not to win all three points for the Seasiders with his header from a corner hitting the crossbar with a few minute remaining.

23/10/2012 - DONT FORGET THIS SATURDAY NIGHT!!!!
​​Clandeboye Supporters Club's Fright at the Races Night at the Social Club is This Saturday night the 27th October. Doors open at 7.30pm. Tickets are £4.00 or you can pay at the door. Everyone is welcome!

20/10/2012 - H&W Welders 4 v 1 Bangor FC
The Seasiders suffered another defeat in Championship one away to H&W Welders at Tillysburn Park. Bangor player Andy Morrow went off early on with a hamstring injury. Also Bangor Players Andy Long and Chris Shimmon also went off with knocks. The Seasiders went a goal down after thirty two minutes ​ with a goal from former Bangor player Nathan McConnell. The Seasiders pulled one back before half time with a superb free kick by Thomas Lambe. Bangor had their Chances to take the lead but goals from Magee , Garrett and a second from McConnell finished the game off. This makes it eight League games without a win for the Seasiders with the next game being a tricky tie away to Warrenpoint Town.
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17/10/2012 - Supporters Club News
The Clandeboye Supporters club will be running a supporters bus to this Saturdays away game against H&W Welders. The bus leaves Clandeboye Park at 2pm. Everyone is welcome to travel on the bus..
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13/10/2012 - Bangor FC 0 v 3 Institute FC
The Seasiders suffered their forth defeat of the season at Home to Institute.The first half was a very tight game with both teams playing a tight game at the back. In the second half Institute took control of the game and scored three good goals and took advantage of bad Bangor defending . Highlights of the game will be online soon ​​

10/10/2012 - Fixtures Brought Forward
The IFA have brought forward the final day league fixtures to Saturday October 27th. This means The Seasiders will play away to Warrenpoint Town FC on the 27 October K.O time TBC

10/10/2012 - Supporters Club News
There will be a Clandeboye supporters club meeting this Saturday (13th} at 1pm in the Social club before the Championship one match against Institute FC All members are to attend

09/10/2012​​ - Bangor FC 0 v 4 Portadown FC
The Seasiders were knocked out of the Irn Bru League cup by Premiership side Portadown. The Ports took control of the game right from the start by scoring three early goals. Bangor struggled all over the park going in at half time four nil down. The second half was a much better showing from the Seasiders as they came out a different team for the second half. They had a few chances to get on the score sheet but the game finished up four nil to Portadown.

06/10/2012 - Coagh Utd 3 v 1 Bangor FC
The Seasiders lost in Championship 1 away to Coagh utd by three goals to one. The Seasiders got off to a good start but two first goals from Coagh saw the Seasides go in at Half time two nil down. Bangor got a goal back in the early stages of the second half but a first class third goal from Coagh killed off the game for Bangor.​​ The Seasiders now sit in 11th place in the table after todays result. Next up for Bangor is Portadown this Tuesday night at Clandeboye Park in the 3rd round of the League Cup.
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06/10/2012 - New online club store coming soon.
The Brand new Bangor FC online club store is coming very soon. This will be the store where you can get all you great Bangor FC merchandise. i.e Club shirts , polo shirts , coats etc. Stay tuned to Bangorfc.com ​for the new online club shop.


04/10/2012 - Bangor players play for Bangor Rangers.
​Bangor FC players Chris Middleton & Dean Justin made a rare appearance for Bangor Rangers in a friendly match against Ards at Uprichard Park on the 3rd of October. Chris Middleton was on the score sheet with a first class strike but it was Ards who came out on top by four goals to one
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02/10/2012 - Bangor 1 v 2 Queens
​The Seasiders were defeated by two goals to one by Queens at Clandeboye Park in a friendy match.
The Seasiders goal was scored by Davy Wright. Frankie Wilson did make a lot of changes to the side with one player standing out was stand in goal keeper Conor McPeake who made a few good saves. More injury news for the Seasiders as Declan O'Hara went off after twenty minutes with a hamstring injury. . ​
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01/10/2012 - Bus news to the game vs Coagh Utd.
Clandeboye Supporters club will be running a bus this Saturday (6th October) to the away game ​​​​​against Coagh Utd.
The bus leaves Clandeboye Park at 1pm and everyone is Welcome.​

30/09/2012 - Last minute friendly for the Seasiders
Bangor FC will play Queen's in a friendly match this coming Tuesday night the 2nd of October at Clandeboye Park 7pm K.O

25/09/2012 - Crusaders FC 2 v 1 Bangor FC
​Crusaders progressed to the semi-finals of the County Antrim Shield by beating Bangor by two goals to one despite having David Magowan sent-off late on. Brian Hylands was unfortunate to head into his own net in the 41st minute.
The Crues extended their lead when Paul Heatley's shot was deflected in off the ankle of John Wattersonon 45 minutes.
Thomas Lambe scored a consolation goal for Bangor on 67 minutes with a header from a Gareth McLaughlin corner, while Magowan was red-carded on 72 minutes.
Crusaders failed to impress in the early part of the game but took the lead thanks to the first of the own goals four minutes before half-time. Stephen McBride took a free-kick, Jordan Owens saw his header cannon off the bar and the ball rebounded onto the head of Hylands, who was unable to get out of the way.
With the score at 2-1, Crues substitute Magowan received a straight red card after bringing down Christopher Shimmon as he made towards goal. The defender had only been on the pitch for 90 seconds prior to the incident.
Shimmon almost levelled with six minutes remaining but smashed the ball off the post.
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​​17/09/2012 - Glentoran select 4 v 3 Bangor FC
A weakened Bangor FC side lost ​4-3 to a Glentoran select side at the Oval. Goals from Conal Burns, Chris Fay and Davy Wright saw the Seasiders put up a great performance . Highlights of the game will be online soon on Bangor FC TV
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17/09/2012 - Supporters bus for the Crusaders game away
Clandeboye Supporters club will be running bus to the away game to Crusaders in the Co Antrim Shield on Tuesday, 25 September leaving Clandeboye Park at 6.40 pm All supporters welcome. ​

​​17/09/2012- Last minute friendly for the Seasiders
Bangor will play Glentoran Xl in a last minute friendly match at the Oval on the 17 September with a 7.30pm K.O
Match highlights will be on Bangor FC TV​​​
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14/09/2012 - Seasiders unveil their new strip at the North Down Derby
The new Bangor FC kit has been unveiled. The new Logo on the front of the kit is Charity Organisation Royal Victoria Hospital Liver Support Group.and on the back of the kit is Mellons Hyundai. Bangor FC is proud to be linked with both organisations and is looking forward to a continued relationship with both in the future.
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14/09/2012 - Bangor lose the North Down Derby
The Seasiders lost the North Down Derby by one goal to nil at Clandeboye Park. A goal from substitute Stephen Doyle separated the two sides..​

​​​08/09/2012 - Seasiders earn a late point against Limavady
A late goal from Andy Long rescued a point for the Seasiders against Limavady Utd at Clandeboye Park in Championship 1.
Limavady took a first half lead and piled the pressure on Frankie Wilson's side, but in the last fifteen mintues ​the Seasiders came back into the game and grabbed a late goal to earn themselves a point.

05/08/2012 - North Down derby fixture change.
The upcoming North Down derby fixture between the Seasiders and Ards ​has been changed, Its been moved from Saturday, 15 September to Friday, 14 September with a 7.00 pm kick off.
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05/09/2012 - Seasiders defeat Queen's Reserves
Bangor FC defeated Queen's reserves at The Dub in Belfast last night by two goals to one. Queen's took a early lead, but goals from Chis Middleton and Garth Scates secured the two one win for the Seasiders. Good news to come from the game Bangor FC striker Chris Shimmon came on as a second half substitute for the Seasiders. Bangor FC website spoke to Chris after the match and he confirmed he is almost 100% after his foot injury he picked up against Linfield Swifts in the Steel & Son's cup last month.​
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04/09/2012 - A draw for Northern Ireland Against Macedonia
The Northern Ireland Regions Cup team completed their Preliminary round games with a hard fought 0-0 draw against hosts South East Macedonia. Bangor FC player Gareth Beattie was brought on as a sub in the 87th Minute with new Signing Davy Wright making another start in the starting eleven. Full match report by clicking HERE​
Harry McConkey’s boys have now finished in second place in group B with hopes of reaching the Intermediary round as best placed runners up.
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​​​03/09/2012 - Next Bangor FC Podcast
​The next Bangor FC podcast we will be interviewing Bangor player Andy Long. Any questions for him send to the Twitter pages of @Bangorfctv or @bangorfc
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01/09/2012 ​- Supporters Club News
Clandeboye Supporters Club will be holding a Fright at the Races Night at the Social Club on Saturday, 27 October 2012. Doors open at 7.30pm. Tickets are £4.00 and can be bought in the Social Club.​ Everyone welcome
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0​​​​1/09/2012 - Fixture update
The Seasiders have rearranged their home game from Saturday, 1 September against Limavady United to ​Saturday, 8 September at Clandeboye Park K.O. is 3.00pm ​
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01/9/2012 - A second Region cup win for Northern Ireland​​.
The Regions Cup squad defeated their North Wales counterparts 2-1 today with new Seasider Davy Wright scoring the opening goal.
Gareth Beattie also played a part from the bench late on. Match Report HERE
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31/08/2012 - Two players move on.
Bangor FC players Gary Rafferty and Glenn Bowers have left Clandeboye Park.
We wish the lads all the best in he future and thank them for their time at Clandeboye Park.​​​
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31/08/2012 - Region cup win for Northern Ireland​​
Full Report on yesterday's game in Macedonia Ryan and Gareth did not play but new Bangor FC signing Davy Wright came off the bench for Northern Ireland. Full match report by clicking HERE​

31/08/2012 - New signing for the Seasiders
The Seasiders have signed centre forward Davy Wright from Dundela FC.
Davy is currently away with the Regions Cup Squad in Macedonia with his new team mates Ryan Murray and Gareth Beattie​. We would like to welcome Davy to the club and wish him all the best at Clandeboye Park.
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30/08/2012 - Bangor FC 2 v 1 Newingtown YC
The Seasiders played a last minute friendly at Clandeboye Park against ​​Newington YC. It was a tough battle for a very weakened Bangor FC side.
Bangor FC manager Frankie Wilson made a rare appearance in the second half and almost scored twice. Good news for the Seasiders from the game, striker Chris Shimmon was doing some light training before tonight's game and should be back in action soon. A special report from Bangor FC TV will be shown on the Bangor FC TV channel very soon, so stay tuned.​​

29/08/2012 - Bangor home to Portadown in the League cup round 3
The Seasiders have been drawn against Portadown at home in the third round of the Irn Bru League Cup. The tie will take place on Tuesday October 9th 2012 at Clandeboye Park​​
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29/08/2012 - Andy Long up for Player of the Month.
Bangor FC player Andy long is a candidate for August Championship 1 player of the Month.

​​28/08/2012 - Murray and Beattie get international call up.
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Bangor FC players Ryan Murray and Gareth Beattie have been called up to the NI Regions Cup squad for their trip to Macedonia. We wish the lads and squad well ​. For more info on the squad click here
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27/08/12 - Bangor into the next round.
The Seasiders came out on top by four goals to two in the second round of the Irn Bru League Cup against Armagh City at Clandeboye Park.
It was a tough game for Frankie Wilson's side but the Seasiders ​​​got past Armagh with goals from Dean Youle, Gareth McLaughlin , Ryan Murray and Sean Cahill. The draw for round three will be this coming Wednesday 29th August
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25/08/12 - Game called off!
Bangor FC's game with Limavady United on Saturday September 1st 2012 has been postponed due to the selection of Ryan Murray and Gareth Beattie for the N. Ireland Junior International team playing in the Regions Cup in Macedonia. Once the new date for the fixture has been released we will give it to you here on Bangorfc.com​​
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​​24/08/12 - Heartbreak for the Seasiders.​​​​​
​A late penalty ​​cost the Seasiders all three points when they travelled to Loughgall FC in Championship 1. A 43rd minute strike from Andy Long gave the Seasiders the lead but a late penalty in the 88th minute gave Loughgall the equaliser.
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22/08/12​ - Injury news for the Seasiders
​​​Bangor FC players Chris Shimmon and Brian Hylands have now joined the injury list along side Andy Morrow and Gary Rafferty.
Chris Shimmon picked up a foot injury against Linfield Swifts in the Steel & Son's cup tie and Brian Hylands has picked up bruised ribs against Carrick Rangers. Once we get more news on these injuries we will release that news right here on www.bangorfc.com​​​​
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21/08/12 - Seasiders defeated 2 v 1 by Carrick Rangers
​​​​​​​​​Bangor were defeated 2-1 by Carrick Rangers at Clandeboye Park.
Glenn Bowers & Johnny Watterson both saw red for the Seasiders in the match. The Seasiders played a tough game with 9 men for most of the second half but could only hang on until the 88 minute when Carrick ​​pinched the winner.
The next game for the Seasiders is on the ​24th August when the travel to Loughgall in Championship 1
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​​21/08/12 - Supporters Club News.
​Clandeboye Supporters Club will be running a bus to the upcoming away game this Friday night (24th) to Loughgall departing from Clandeboye Park at 6.15pm . Everyone welcome.
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​​​18/08/12 – Cup Exit for Seasiders
Holders Bangor exited the Steel & Sons Cup at the first hurdle on Saturday as Linfield Swifts edged the Seasiders by the odd goal in three in a tense, hard-fought tie at sunny Clandeboye Park.
Bangor manager Frankie Wilson commented after the match: " We did everything but score in a match which I thought we dominated, and I am bitterly disappointed to go out of a cup which we did so well to win last year. We had at least fifteen shots cleared off the line and if we had been able to put the ball in the net we would have won comfortably. " Linfield were on the back foot for almost the whole second half, but it was they who scored the goal, while we must now pick ourselves up for an important League match at home to Carrick Rangers on Tuesday.
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11/08/12 – Dergview opener ends in draw
Bangor got off to a soild start to their league campaign with a 0-0 draw away to Dergview . Highlights are on Bangor FC TV

01/08/12 – Pre-Season Complete
Bangor completed their pre-season preparation with a 1 v 4 defeat to Crusaders

​​​​​​​01/08/2012 - Frankie makes ten new signings...
Bangor FC manager Frankie Wilson has signed ten new signings in the close season for the Seasiders. Below is the list of signings he has made...

Keith Armstrong ------ Ballyclare Comrades
Conal Burns ------ Cliftonville
Sean Cahill ---------- Dongeal Celtic
Ciaran Carson --------- Brantwood
Andrew Dickie --------- Lisburn Distillery
Christopher Fay ---------- St. Marys YC
Thomas Lambe ----------- Donegal Celtic
Declan O'Hara ------------- Donegal Celtic
Cathal O'Kane -------------- Carndonagh
Chris Shimmon --------------- Barn Utd

15/07/2012 - Supporters Club News
​Clandeboye Supporters club are holding a meeting at the Social club before the Steel & Sons cup tie against Linfield Swifts on 18 August at 1pm. All members are asked to attend.

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