Last Updated: 01/05/2012 21:32:57FEATURED PLAYER 2011/12
Games Started: 33
Goals Scored: 17
Yellow Cards: 3
Red Cards: 0
NEWS ARCHIVES - MAY 2011
28th May 2011 BANGOR FC END OF SEASON AWARDS
Brian Mellon (Mellons Hyundai) , Garth Scates & Frankie Wilson
SCATES & McMASTER CLEAN UP
The full line-up of awards were:
AWARDS NIGHT PHOTOS - by Gary Carson
16th May 2011 BANGOR F.C. - PRESS RELEASE
BANGOR FC / CASTLE JUNIORS - PRESS RELEASE
CASTLE JUNIORS BECOME BANGOR FC’S FOOTBALL
Bangor FC chairman Trevor Best stated that the formation of an Academy has been part of the Bangor FC Vision to make the Club more community orientated. The objective is to create a framework for footballers in the Borough to start playing for Bangor FC at an early age and progress through their formative years to eventually represent Bangor at senior football level.
Chairman of Castle Juniors, Trevor Reid, added that their young players coming up through the various year groups now have a definite goal to aim for when they reach their late teens.
This applies equally to male and female players as Bangor FC also have an affiliated Ladies side. Bangor FC currently play in the Championship 1, which is the second tier of Irish league football and are gearing for an assault on the promotion spots next season. The Ladies side play in Division 2 of the Northern Ireland Woman’s FA league. Castle Juniors were formed in 2005 and have developed into one of the most respected junior football organisations in the province, with a large pool of qualified Child Protection Officers and Football Coaches.
Over the summer months, the officials of Bangor FC and Castle Juniors will be working on the fine details of the amalgamation and next season should see a lot more teams from Bangor playing with the seagull on their shirts.
16th May 2011 FRANKIE PLAYS
CBFCSC PLAYER OF THE SEASON
CLANDEBOYE BFC PLAYER OF THE YEAR - RYAN MURRAY
FRANKIE SAYS - GLEBE RANGERS - NEVER A DULL MOMENT.....
I had to rely on our youth team and I want to thank Eddie Cousins the manager for all his work this year and for being so accommodating. At this stage I must say that Michael, Luke and Dean played extremely well and I know the experience will stand by them. They showed great determination and could not have given more effort. Ben Browne captained the team - I chose Ben as he is a good player and a brilliant lad - exactly what we want at our club. The pitch was massive and the wind started to whip up, we started the game evenly and were holding our own. The long throw (which was illegal) was their only weapon - we coped manfully, despite a huge lack of height. Then, after another foul throw, in the same part of the pitch, the ref gave one against us. The ball bounced of Gerard Crossley, who I might add had a very good game as a makeshift centre-half, despite the fact that he nearly scored 2 own goals!. He can thank Dean in nets for pulling off a wonder save to spare his blushes.
We responded well - Pixie hit the post and George missed two good chances. At half-time 1-0 down I wasn't too worried, as we had the wind with us in the second half. Then we started to make a few errors and they capitalized on these. It doesn't matter what level of football you play, if you make silly errors you will get punished.
Even I had to come on, as young Mark O'Gormley , who had given his all had to come off injured. I really enjoyed getting involved again and should have maybe done better with a header. Young Ryan Mann, my partner in the middle couldn't believe how much I talked in the centre - I told him its called experience and it helps make up for the lack of legs to get about the pitch. Rest assured though, loyal supporters, me playing was just because we were down to bare bones!
4-0 flattered the home team and I was pretty disheartened after the final whistle. It took Jim Steed and Trevor Best to talk to me and highlight the fact that we had so many missing and that we missed glorious chances earlier in the game. I told the lads in the dressing room that I still hate to lose and it's a feeling and desire to win that we all need.
Our supporters were again great and the friendly banter was enjoyable. I want to take this opportunity to thank each and everyone who travelled to Ballymoney on a windy Friday night - you showed great loyalty and it really made me proud.
And so to next year. We are not resting. Gerard, myself and Lear analysis will be hosting an Open Trial this Saturday morning for would be players who fancy themselves as Irish League standard. If you think you're good enough to play in the Irish League, then please come down to Clandeboye Park at 11am with your boots and shin pads. We will have an official referee and the players on trial will take part in a series of games. Supporters will be more than welcome to attend too.
I'm looking forward to the supporters lunch and presentation next Saturday - it should be a good day's craic. Our football season is over and it's important to let the hair down and unwind after a long and rewarding season for me personally. Like I keep telling the players, we, as part of Bangor Football Club are in a privileged postion - doing something we enjoy at a high level.
I have already spoken to a number of existing players about renewing contracts and I'm hopeful that they will re-sign. We are not too far away, we took points of every team in the division except Carrick. We took 4 points of both Limavady United and Dergview and that speaks volumes. We need a goal machine with 20+ goals in him - get that and we will be in with a shout next year.
6th May 2011 GLEBE RANGERS v BANGOR
SEE YOU ALL NEXT SEASON
FINAL SCORE FROM THE RIADA STADIUM:
Bangor continued to battle well in the second half, but in the Glebe proved to be just too strong. Patterson, Moody and Parkhill all found the net for Glebe.
Despite the result, the Bangor team were greeted with warm applause from the travelling support as the curtain came down on another eventful season.
4th May 2011 VOTE BFC
The end of the season coincides with the elections for the local council and assembly. Bangor FC would like to wish all the candidates the best of luck in their quest for a seat on the council or assembly and hope that they will be able to work with the Club in their quest to improve the facilities at Clandeboye over their next term of office.
In the recent past, Bangor FC have received a lot of practical assistance from Alex Easton MLA and Peter Weir MLA, who both have also placed advertising hoardings in the ground. The Club has also had visits from Councillors Wesley Irvine, Harry and Roberta Dunlop as well as Anne Wilson.
Bangor FC remain neutral in party politics, but would suggest to any fans who are unsure of who to vote for, to consider those politicians who have helped the Club in the past.
Also if you meet any politicians looking for your vote, ask them what they can do for Bangor FC if elected before you commit yourself.
3rd May 2011 FRANKIE SAYS
Sorry for the delay in writing the reports but I have been flat out with the games, the manager's lunch, getting players sorted for next year and of course my day job and family. Anyway, as one could expect, I'm delighted with the recent games - we have taken maximum points.
Although the Loughgall game was a scrappy affair, I expected them to be better than the last time we played them and it proved to be true. They were more resolute in defence. We started well and got our noses in front, then inexplicably we conceded inside a minute. I have talked at length about importance of mental strength. We scored a scrappy second and from then on it was a poor game.
The pitch was horrific through no fault of Brian the Groundsman. There is just too much football on it and it gets no rest, and as a result it doesn't allow flowing football to be played. More time is spent trying to control the ball than trying to see a pass. Nevertheless, I was delighted that we shut them out and subsequently we did the double over them. Before the game we had another Manager's lunch. It seem to go well and I think the supporters got an insight into how and what way I think.
Arriving in Ballinamallard I was blown away by the pitch - it was immaculate and my gameplan totally changed. I told the players to pass and play football - it was a chance for the players to show me and the supporters that they can play that way. It was a glorious hot summers day and energy levels would play a part. I have been delighted with our fitness levels and Gerard commented on how spritely we looked - especially Ben and Pixie on the wings. We played well and fully deserved the 3 points. We had some lively passing patterns - McCloskey, Morrow and Giggsy worked well. The whole team from big Paul to the subs Stirling and Mann showed well and it was a brilliant win. Not many teams travel to Fermanagh and get a good result.
This Friday is a dilemma! We have 8 (EIGHT) players away, so we are down to bare bones and yours truly along with Gerard will don the boots. Glebe would not play on the Thursday, so we have to play on Friday.
Thanks for the loyal support. I know that you, like me
enjoyed a wonderful game at Ballinamallard.
CHAMPIONSHIP ONE UPDATE:
2nd May 2011 B'MALLARD UTD v BANGOR
RYAN MURRAY FIRES IN THE OPENER
Ryan Murray sealed the win for Bangor in the second half when he stole in unmarked to nod in a Gareth McLaughlin corner kick from the left. Both sides later struck the woodwork, while Darren Stirling went close with a header which was cleared off the goal line.
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