Bangor missed out on the chance to go top of the Ballymena & Provincial Intermediate League on Saturday afternoon, losing 2-0 Sofia Farmer at the Bangor Fuels Arena.
The Seasiders struggled to find a foothold in the game and fell behind in the 9th minute when bustling striker Tiago Jesus broke through the Bangor defence and slotted the ball past Darren Gibbons. Chances at the other end were at a premium - Mark Magennis came closest with a 15 yard volley that went over the bar.
As Bangor pushed for an equalizer in the second half, they found themselves caught out at the back once again. The impressive Milton Silva struck Sofia's second goal in the 82nd minute.
The game ended in controversial circumstances when a Sofia official was dismissed following an unsavoury incident on the pitch.
Saturday's win sees Sofia Farmer go top of the BAPIL. Bangor remain in 3rd place.
A big thank you to everyone who supported the Camel Racing event in the Bangor FC Social Club last night. It was a great success!
SAT, 4th November - DESERTMARTIN v BANGOR, BAPI League, Kick Off 2:00pm
Bangor's Steel & Sons Cup Quarter Final match against Crumlin United has been re-scheduled for Saturday 11th November
FRIENDS OF BANGOR - QUARTERLY DRAW
Congratulations to Geoff Martin - the winner of the first Friends of Bangor Quarterly Draw.
(POSTED: 29th October 2017)
Bangor dropped out of the Intermediate Cup at the first hurdle, losing 4-5 on penalty kicks to Carrick Rangers Reserves at the Bangor Fuels Arena this afternoon.
Carrick took the lead in the 26th minute when Fra Rice rolled the ball into an empty net after a moment of hesitation in the Bangor defence. Bangor had to wait until the 57th minute for their equalizer - Mark Magennis putting in a perfect cross from the left to give Kyle Woods an easy chance to nod in.
Both sides were reduced to 10 men in the second half, Larmour for Carrick (straight red) and Ethan Boylan for Bangor (second yellow).
The stalemate continued throughout extra-time and the game headed for penalty kicks.
Carrick scored all their spot kicks in the shoot-out, while Keith Armstrong was the unfortunate Bangor player to fire his shot just over the bar. Atkinson, Magennis, Bowers and Sanusi were all on target for the Seasiders.
Many thanks to our match sponsor: Billy Palmer and ball sponsors: Billy & David Millar.
TODAY'S MAN OF THE MATCH: Abby Sanusi (Pictured with Bangor FC Chairman Nicky Davidson)
Saturday 28th October, BANGOR v. SOFIA FARMER, BAPI League, Kick Off 2:00pm
A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY
Bangor FC Social Club is the venue for a Night at the Camel Races next Saturday evening (7:30pm). Tickets are priced £5 and are still available from club officials.
(Posted: 21st OCTOBER 2017)
Bangor climbed to third in the league table with a hard fought 7-0 win over Chimney Corner at Allen Park this afternoon. Ethan Boylan scored the only goal of a scrappy first half in the second minute, heading home a deep cross from the right.
Darren Gibbons was called into action on either side of half-time, first saving yet another penalty kick and then clawing away a deflected 20 yard free kick.
The introduction of substitute Abby Sanusi after an hour changed the whole shape of the game. Boylan added goals number two and three to complete his hat-trick soon after Sanusi's introduction, and Sanusi himself added the fourth.
With Chimney Corner's captain dismissed for handling a goalbound effort on the line, substitute Keith Armstrong swept home Bangor's fifth goal of the day from the penalty spot.
In a frantic final five minutes, striker Kyle Woods chipped in with a well-earned sixth and Neil Graham fired in from close range to complete the scoring.
A comfortable win for Bangor in the end on a day where all three Bangor subs got on the scoresheet, Ethan Boylan scored a perfect hat-trick and Darren Gibbons saved yet another penalty!
MAN OF THE MATCH: Abby Sanusi
OTHER RESULTS: Desermartin 2-1 Ballynure O.B.
Bangor v Carrick Rangers Reserves , Saturday 21st October.
(Posted: 14th OCTOBER 2017)
A late strike from substitute Ethan Boylan rescued a valuable point for the Seasiders at Hagan Park this afternoon.
OTHER RESULTS: Brantwood 3-0 Cookstown RBL, Desertmartin 4-4 Glebe Rangers, Newtowne 2-3 Ballynure OB, Sofia Farmer 1-1 Dunloy, St. James Swifts 4-1 Cookstown Youth
Chimney Corner v Bangor , Saturday 14th October.
(Posted: 7th OCTOBER 2017)