We are delighted to announce that Ben Arthurs has signed a two year professional contract with the Seasiders.
Last season’s PIL player of the year and joint top scorer joined the club in 2018 and has gone on to hit more than 100 goals in yellow and blue.
(Posted: Thursday, 1st June 2023)
Seasiders manager Lee Feeney has signed a new contract that will keep him at Clandeboye Park until at least May 2025.
Feeney led Bangor to success by winning the Premier Intermediate League title and Steel & Sons cup during the 2022/23 season. Bangor FC Manager Lee Feeney said: "I’m delighted to have signed a two-year contract with this great Club.
"I spoke at some length with the Board about the aims and objectives of the Club when I first joined. Some of the these have been achieved, but there is a lot more work to do.
We are hungry to keep progressing and challenging ourselves. We're never satisfied, we always want to improve and that will continue."
Lee continued: "My management team and I have received tremendous support since we arrived at Bangor. I want to repay that faith by creating more special moments for the players, the fans and everyone involved with the Club."
Bangor FC Chairman Graham Bailie said: "I am thrilled that Lee has signed a two-year deal at the Club. He is a great fit for how we all see Bangor FC progressing forward.
"He is an excellent man-manager who sets high standards and is driving our club to the levels we all want to achieve. His commitment and ambition to bring sustained success to Bangor FC and to the town and community is unquestionable. We can now look forward to some exciting times ahead."
(Posted: Sunday, 28th May 2023)
Players past and present, as well as a supporters team battled it out this afternoon as part of the 10th anniversary celebrations for goalkeeper Darren Gibbons who joined the Seasiders back in January 2013.
(Posted: Saturday, 20th May 2023)
A LIMITED NUMBER OF PLACES ARE STILL AVAILABLE FOR THE SUPPORTERS TEAM
BANGOR FC - AWARDS NIGHT
Bangor Football Club celebrated a double trophy winning season with an Awards Night at the Bangor FC Social Club on Saturday evening.
The Senior Team Awards went to the following:
Adam Neale was presented with an award for his Regions Cup call up and Ben Arthurs was presented with a framed shirt to mark his 100th goal for the Seasiders.
Lee Feeney was also presented with an award to mark his double winning season.
(Posted: Monday, 15th May 2023)
This Thursday night, there is a chance to hear from some of our 1993 Irish Cup winning side as we rewind the clock back thirty years. Joel Taggart will host a Q&A session at Bangor FC Social Club with Nigel Best, Mark Glendinning, Michael Surgeon and Colin McCurdy. Tickets are £10 and that includes a light supper. Contact email@example.com to book your seat at this special night.
Also on Saturday evening, we host our End of Season Awards Dinner at Bangor FC Social Club. As well as the player awards, there will be a three course meal and entertainment.
A limited number of tickets are available. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your place.
(Posted: Tuesday, 9th May 2023)
The Seasiders rounded off a fantastic season with a 3-1 win over Tobermore United at Fortwilliam Park this evening.
A headed own goal from a Ryan Arthur flick on gave Bangor the lead after 15 minutes and it wasn't long before Ben Arthurs turned and fired into the bottom corner to make it 2-0. Arthurs turned provider after 30 minutes when he set up Tom Mathieson to tuck home number three.
Martins pulled one back for Tobermore in a second half where Bangor gave run outs to some promising young Reserve team players.
Congratulations to 17 year-old Sam Millar on making tonight's starting line-up.
M.Orbinson, G.Beattie, R.Neale, D.Hume, R.D'Sena, R.Arthur, A.Harris(C.Kenny), S.Millar(K.Trainor), B.Arthurs(M.Halliday), A.Neale(S.Redford), T.Mathieson(C.Craig).
Subs not used: D.Gibbons, C.Mills
(Posted: Tuesday, 2nd May 2023)
The PIL Champions completed their final home fixture of the season this afternoon, playing out a 1-1 draw with Ballymacash Rangers in front of a bumper Clandeboye Park crowd.
Adam Neale opened the scoring in the 55th minute when he found space 10 yards out and drilled a low shot past Neeson. Soon after, Reece Neale was unlucky with a close range effort that slammed against the Ballymacash crossbar. Bangor's good work was undone in the 85th minute when Morrison converted a penalty for Ballymacash.
This however didn't dampen the mood of the Clandeboye contingent at the end of the game who were delighted to see the PIL trophy handed over to club captain Lewis Harrison
J.Taylor, S.Foster, R.Neale, J.Boyle, D.Hume, R.Arthur, L.Harrison(D.O'Kane), A.Harris, A.Neale(J.Glover), B.Arthurs, J.Hughes(T.Mathieson)
Subs: M.Orbinson, M.Halliday, G.Beattie, R.D'Sena
Tuesday, 2nd May, TOBERMORE UNITED v BANGOR, PIL, Fortwilliam Park, 7:00PM
OTHER NEWS - CHAMPIONSHIP LICENCE
We are delighted to be awarded our Championship Licence for the 2023/24 season. This confirms the club’s promotion to the Championship for next season.
(Posted: Saturday, 29th April 2023)
The Seasiders played out a 2-2 draw with Limavady United at Clandeboye Park this evening.
Limavady took the lead just before half-time when Carlin smashed the ball past Orbinson from the edge of the penalty area. Bangor Captain Lewis Harrison poked in an equalizer in the 63rd minute, but Limavady were ahead again six minutes later when and effort from Brown found the back of the Bangor net.
Adam Neale restored parity in the 71st minute when he slotted home the rebound off a Reece Neale shot.
There was drama in the closing minutes of the match when Bangor were awarded a penalty kick, but substitute Michael Halliday's spot kick was saved by Purcell.
Congratulations to Sonny Redford on making his Seasiders debut this evening.
M.Orbinson, S.Foster, J.Boyle, D.Hume, R.Arthur, L.Harrison, S.McArthur(R.Craig), A.Harris(D.O'Kane), T.Mathieson(M.Halliday), A.Neale, J.Glover(R.Neale).
Subs Not Used: J.Taylor, S.Redford, R.D'Sena
Saturday, 25th April, BANGOR v BALLYMACASH RANGERS, PIL, Clandeboye Park, 1:00pm
(Posted: Tuesday, 25th April 2023)
Congratulations to Ben Arthurs on picking up the PIL Player of the Year Award at the NI Football Awards last night.
James Taylor, John Boyle, Reece Neale, Seanna Foster and Ben were all selected for the PIL Team of the Season.
(Posted: Sunday, 23rd April 2023)
THE SEASIDERS HAVE WON THE 2022/23 PREMIER INTERMEDIATE LEAGUE
Bangor clinched the Premier Intermediate League title on Saturday afternoon with a 3-1 win over Queen's University at the Dub.
Very much against the run of play, Bangor took the lead after 20 minutes when Adam Neale found space in the area to head home a Ryan Arthur knock down. Ben Arthurs scored his 30th goal of the season after 36 minutes when his deflected shot from 25 yards looped kindly over the head of Smyth.
Bangor goalkeeper James Taylor produced a string of outstanding saves and the Bangor defence somehow managed to repel a number of goalmouth scrambles to maintain the two goal lead.
A towering header powered in by Ryan Arthur from a Reece Neale corner kick gave Bangor a three goal lead with 10 minutes remaining. Queen's did grab a late injury time consolation after yet more heroics from Taylor, but nothing could dampen the celebrations for the Seasiders at the final whistle.
J.Taylor, S.Foster, R.Neale, R.Arthur, R.D'Sena, L.Harrison(A.Ferguson), D.O'Kane(A.Harris), J.Hughes(J.Glover), B.Arthurs(M.Halliday), A.Neale(S.McArthur).
Subs: T.Mathieson, M.Orbinson.
Tues, 25th April, BANGOR v LIMAVADY UNITED, PIL, Clandeboye Park, 7:45pm.
(Posted: Saturday, 22nd April 2023)
The Seasiders are 1 point away from winning the Premier Intermediate League following today's 3-1 win over Moyola Park at Clandeboye Park.
Adam Neale opened the scoring for Bangor in the 24th minute with a deflected strike from just outside the area, but a well placed Parkhill free-kick brought Moyola level just before the break.
Another deflected strike from Ben Arthurs put Bangor ahead in the 51st minute before Marc Orbinson was happy to see a Parkhill shot come back off his upright.
Ben Arthurs was on hand to bundle home a Scott McArthur cross to secure the win in injury time .
M.Orbinson, S.Foster, R.Neale, J.Boyle, R.Arthur, D.Hume, L.Harrison, D.O'Kane(R.D'Sena), B.Arthurs, A.Neale(T.Mathieson), J.Hughes(S.McArthur)
Subs: D.Gibbons, S.Miller, M.Halliday, A.Ferguson
Saturday, 22nd April, QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY v BANGOR, PIL. The Dub, 3:00pm
Bangor vs Moyola Park preview: Possible revenge mission to start post-split schedule
(An article by Lewis Bennett)
The second meeting of a double-header this week between these two opponents, this time it is Bangor’s turn to roll out the red carpet for Moyola Park as the Premier Intermediate League season enters the split phase. With a pre-split double all but assured over this opposition on a rainy Easter Tuesday duel, Stephen Hughes’ troops will mobilise for battle all too eager to get their own back on the seaside club.
(Posted: Saturday, 15th April 2023)
The Seasiders head into the PIL Split with a twelve point lead over second place Ballymacash Rangers.
The fixture schedule for the remainders of the season is as follows:
(Posted: Tuesday, 11th April 2023)
First half goals from Adam Neale and Jordan Hughes secured a 2-0 win for Bangor over Moyola Park at a rain soaked Fortwilliam Park this afternoon.
Adam Neale drilled home a Seanna Foster cross from the right after 10 minutes and Jordan Hughes then slipped the ball past the advancing Logan to make it two after 32 minutes.
J.Taylor, S.Foster, R.Neale(S.McArthur), J.Boyle, D.Hume, R.Arthur, L.Harrison, J.Hughes(J.Glover), A.Harris, B.Arthurs(M.Halliday), A.Neale.
Subs: M.Orbinson, G.Beattie, R.D'Sena, D.O'Kane
Saturday, 15th April - BANGOR v MOYOLA PARK, PIL, Clandeboye Park, 3:00PM
(Posted: Tuesday, 11th April 2023)
Bangor move to 11 points clear at the top of the PIL following today's 2-1 win over PSNI at the Dub.
Adam Neale hooked the ball into the PSNI net to put the Seasiders ahead after 7 minutes. Scott McArthur set up Ben Arthurs to stroke the ball past McCauley in the 16th minute.
At 2-0, the Seasiders squandered numerous other chances and with 16 minutes left a PSNI corner kick drifted over Taylor and ended up in the net. PSNI caused Bangor some nervous moments in the closing stages, but the defence held firm and the Seasiders hung on to pick up the three points.
J.Taylor, G.Beattie, J.Boyle, R.D'Sena(D.Hume), R.Arthur, D.O'Kane, L.Harrison(A.Harris), S.McArthur, B.Arthurs(J.Hughes), A.Neale(M.Halliday), J.Glover(R.Neale).
Subs: M.Orbinson, S.Foster.
Tuesday, 11th April, Moyola Park v Bangor, PIL, Fortwilliam Park, Tobermore, 3:00pm
(Posted: Saturday, 8th April 2023)
Bangor FC has submitted the Listen, Learn, Lead Plan to White Ribbon NI to help make society a safer place for women. The club has made the White Ribbon NI pledge to never commit, condone or stay silent about violence against women and girls.
During a White Ribbon NI learning event at St Andrews Presbyterian Church, Bangor FC Community Relations Officer Paul Cain said: "Making the White Ribbon NI pledge is an important first step for Bangor FC to show our support in the global movement to end male violence against women. The Bangor FC Listen, Learn, Lead Strategy, includes an action plan detailing what the club will undertake to achieve with White Ribbon in the next three years. This will involve naming White Ribbon champions, Safe Place training and the running of awareness sessions, workshops and fundraising events."
White Ribbon is a global movement to end male violence against women. Progress has been made by White Ribbon NI, encouraging groups and individuals to take action by making their personal pledge never to commit condone or remain silent about violence against women and girls. Over 40 organisations have signed the charter to date in Northern Ireland, including church leaders, local councils, schools, government departments and others.
Bangor FC Head of Women’s Football Michelle Crawford said: "I'm pleased our club is backing the White Ribbon NI campaign to end violence against women and girls and strive for equality. The board of directors and volunteers throughout the club work are encouraging as many people as possible to adopt the White Ribbon Promise, educate ourselves and others, and signpost people towards help. During the coming seasons Bangor FC will have a number of 'Days of Action', engaging with as many people as possible to drive home the message that there is never any excuse for abuse against women and girls."
White Ribbon NI Coordinator Tahnee McCorry said: " I want to extend my gratitude to Bangor FC for choosing to stand with us and use their voice to speak out against violence against women and girls. Violence against women is an issue in Northern Ireland that in the past has been hidden behind closed doors, not spoken about and in some instances accepted as inevitable. We believe creating a society which has zero tolerance to violence against women is an achievable reality, but it requires the collective effort of the entire community. Thank you, Bangor FC, for leading the way."
The White Ribbon NI Promise is - I promise to never commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women and girls.
(Posted: Tuesday, 4th April 2023)
It was honours even for the top two at Clandeboye Park this afternoon as the Seasiders fought out a 1-1 draw with Queen's University.
Tom Mathieson went closest for Bangor in a scoreless first half when his 15 yard effort after 36 minutes was tipped on to the crossbar by Smyth.
Lewis Harrison finally gave Bangor the lead after 53 minutes when he rifled the ball past Smyth from the edge of the area, but Queen's were level in the 80th minute when a quick breakaway was finished off by Young.
J.Taylor, S.Foster, R.Neale, D.Hume, J.Boyle, R.Arthur, L.Harrison, A.Harris, B.Arthurs, A.Neale, T.Mathieson(J.Glover).
Subs: M.Orbinson, G.Beattie, D.O'Kane, R.D'Sena, S.McArthur, M.Halliday.
Saturday, 8th April 2023 - PSNI V BANGOR, PIL, The Dub, 3:00PM
(Posted: Saturday, 1st April 2023)
The Seasiders are releasing a new and exciting range of fragrances later this month under the brand name GULL
The first of the series, GULL No.1 is a fragrance that embodies everything that is confident and daring about the seaside. Crafted with the finest local ingredients and expertly blended, this scent is perfect for every grooming routine. Whether dressing up for a night out or just heading to work or a match, this fragrance is bound to give you the perfect finishing touch.
A limited number of FREE GULL No.1 fragrance samples will be available at the Clandeboye Park turnstiles and from club officials at today's game.
Be sure to ask for your FREE sample of GULL No.1 today..
(Posted: Saturday, 1st April 2023)
Seasiders manager Lee Feeney has thanked Bangor fans for their incredible support this season.
Lee said: "On behalf of the players and management team, I want to acknowledge the wonderful support we have received from the Bangor fans.
”It has been noticeable that both our home and away support has been increasing steadily all season. This is great to see as it creates a positive atmosphere at matches, and the players love to hear the fans pushing us on and getting behind the team.
"No one at the club takes the support for granted and I am determined to repay our fans’ loyalty and commitment by delivering further success.”
Lee concluded: ”Everyone at the club is aware how financially tough these times are for fans. So, it means a lot when fans travel across the country to support us. It can be expensive, and we all really appreciate it.
"I want to pass on particular thanks to the group of young fans attending our matches. They are helping to make Clandeboye a fortress and creating a brilliant atmosphere and buzz at our matches."
(Posted: Wednesday, 29th March 2023)
First half goals from Ben Arthurs and captain Lewis Harrison were followed up by a well placed Gareth Beattie volley from the edge of the area in a 3-0 win over Tobermore United at Clandeboye Park this afternoon.
LIFE THROUGH A LENS NI - MATCH GALLERY
J.Taylor, R.Neale(J.Hughes), S.Foster(G.Beattie), J.Boyle, R.D'Sena, D.Hume, L.Harrison, A.Harris(D.O'Kane), B.Arthurs(M.Halliday), A.Neale, T.Mathieson(J.Glover).
Subs: M.Orbinson, R.Arthur
Saturday, 1st April - BANGOR v QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY, PIL, Clandeboye Park, 3:00PM
(Posted: Saturday, 25th March 2023)
The Seasiders move eight points clear at the top of the Premier Intermediate League this evening with a 4-1 win over Dollingstown at Planters Park.
Ben Arthurs opened the scoring after 9 minutes when he powered home a pinpoint Seanna Foster cross from the right. Despite creating numerous chances, Bangor failed to extend their lead in the first half.
A slow Bangor start to the second half gave Dollingstown a route back into the game and the equaliser came in the 48th minute.
Ben Arthurs grabbed his 100th goal for the Seasiders in the 57th minute when he snapped up a rebound off Buchanan to make in 2-1. Arthurs made it a hat-trick in the 75th minute when he chested against the uprght, and following some deliberation with the officials, the goal was awarded.
Adam Neale got in on the act six minutes later when he smashed in another rebound of Buchanan.
J.Taylor, S.Foster(G.Beattie), R.Neale, J.Boyle, R.Arthur, D.Hume(R.D'Sena), L.Harrison, A.Harris(D.O'Kane), B.Arthurs(S.McArthur), A.Neale, T.Marthieson(J.Glover)
Subs: M.Halliday, M.Orbinson
Saturday, 25th March, BANGOR v TOBERMORE UNITED, PIL, Clandeboye Park, 3:00PM
(Posted: Saturday, 18th March 2023)
A special showing of 'Yer men in Spain' documentary, which recalls Northern Ireland's glory during 1982 World Cup, will be screened on 31st March at 7.30pm at Bangor FC Social Club.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with former international stars Gerry Armstrong, Billy Hamilton and George Dunlop, hosted by author and NI screen film archivist Evan Marshall.
Bangor FC Social Club Chairman Alan Corbett said: "We are delighted to have had the support of Evan Marshall, and NI Screen to bring this truly wonderful documentary to Bangor FC. The film shows footage of the late Billy Bingham’s squad, featuring the likes of Gerry Armstrong, Pat Jennings, Martin O’Neill, Billy Hamilton and Norman Whiteside on and off the pitch. It also features interviews and footage from fans in Spain and in pubs and venues across Northern Ireland. This includes footage never seen before and presents a wonderful and unique opportunity for fans to immerse themselves in what was a monumental journey and achievement.
"We are also pleased and honoured that former Seasiders and members of that 82 squad, Gerry Armstrong and George Dunlop, along with Billy Hamilton will attend the event. A Q&A session with Evan, following the film, will provide further fascinating insight from Spain 82, and from their time as internationals under the legendary Billy Bingham. We are very much looking forward to what will be a fantastic event."
Alan concluded: "Tickets are £5 with proceeds from this special event going to Cancer Research, in memory of Bangor FC President Billy Palmer. Billy was a hugely popular figure at the club; a true gentleman, who was a lifelong supporter of Bangor FC and we’re honoured to make this gesture in his memory."
Tickets can be purchased at the following link - https://app.teamfeepay.com/s/OL7PkmG
A light supper will also be provided at the event.
(Posted: Thursday, 16th March 2023)
Five second half goals from Dylan O'Kane(2), Jordan Hughes(2) and Jamie Glover secured a 5-1 friendly win over Lisburn Distillery at Clandeboye Park this afternoon.
Saturday, 18th March 2023 - DOLLINGSTOWN v BANGOR, PIL, Planters Park, 3:00pm
(Posted: Saturday, 11th March 2023)
Bangor's final league fixtures before the split will take place as follows:
Saturday, 8th April - PSNI v BANGOR, PIL, The Dub, 3:00PM
Tuesday, 11th April - MOYOLA PARK v BANGOR, PIL, Fortwilliam Park, 3:00PM.
(Posted: Wednesday, 8th March 2023)
The Seasiders will take on Lisburn Distillery in a friendly at Clandeboye Park on Saturday 11th March.
Match Kick Off: 1:45pm
Banbridge Town 0-2 Bangor: Big Ben doubles up to ensure Seasiders March six clear into new month
(An article by Lewis Bennett)
Bangor added three more points to their season total on Saturday after a fifth straight victory in the Premier Intermediate League, recording a resolute 0-2 success against Banbridge Town and prising the maximum spoils away from Crystal Park to marginally increase their lead at the top of the table to six points.
(Posted: Wednesday, 8th March 2023)
A goal in either half from Ben Arthurs secured a comfortable win for the Seasiders over Banbridge Town at Crystal Park this afternoon.
Arthurs latch on to a Reece Neale through ball to smash Bangor into a 16th minute lead. Arthurs' second came in the 81st minute when when he headed home a floated pass from Aaron Harris.
J.Taylor, S.Foster(G.Beattie), R.Neale, J.Boyle, D.Hume, R.Arthur, L.Harrison, A.Harris, B.Arthurs, A.Neale(J.Hughes), T.Mathieson(S.McArthur)
Subs: D.Gibbons, D.O'Kane, R.D'Sena, J.Glover
Saturday, 18th March - Dollingstown v Bangor, Planters Park, 3:00pm
(Posted: Saturday, 4th March 2023)
Banbridge Town vs Bangor preview: Seasiders aim to continue title surge and leave Town with three points
(An article by Lewis Bennett)
After a three-match streak where feelings of home comfort rung true, Bangor are back on their travels for a bit when they visit Banbridge Town in their latest Premier Intermediate League outing. Having struck gold in February, winning each of the last four matches without so much as one goal in reply, the Seasiders enter this fresh clash against The Town high in hope and belief that they can make it a five-star beginning to March.
Bangor 1-0 Limavady United: Nerve at the fore as Seasiders emerge from scrappy affair with full spoils
(An article by Lewis Bennett)
It wasn’t fluid and it wasn’t free-flowing but as the common football saying goes, three points are three points. That was the view all of a Bangor persuasion will have held on Tuesday night after seeing off the stern test posed to them by in-form Limavady United, claiming a third successive one-goal victory against the Roesiders to slightly extend their lead at the top of the table to five points.
(Posted: Friday, 3rd March 2023)
The Seasiders stretched their lead at the top of the PIL to five points ahead of closest rivals Queen's University tonight with a narrow 1-0 victory over Limavady United at Clandeboye Park.
Adam Neale scrambled home the 24th minute winner after good work from Ben Arthurs on the left.
J.Taylor, G.Beattie(S.Foster), R.Neale, J.Boyle, R.Arthur, D.Hume, L.Harrison, D.O'Kane(A.Harris), B.Arthurs, A.Neale(J.Glover), S.McArthur(T.Mathieson). Sub: D.Gibbons, M.Halliday, J.Hughes
Saturday, 4th March 2023 - BANBRIDGE TOWN v BANGOR, PIL, Crystal Park, 2:00pm
(Posted: Tuesday, 28th February 2023)
Bangor move to the top of the Premier Intermediate League following tthis afternoon's emphatic 4-0 win over Portstewart at Clandeboye Park.
Adam Neale opened the scoring for Bangor after 13 minutes when he was well found by Ben Arthurs inside the area and he blasted the ball past Oliver.The lively Tom Mathieson latched on to a perfectly floated Aaron Harris pass in the 26th minute to make it 2-0.
Ben Arthurs got in on the act and made it 3-0 early in the second half when the ball fell kindly for him inside the six yard box.
Substitute Scott McArthur rounded things off in the 86th minute when he linked well with Jordan Hughes to score past Oliver.
LIFE THROUGH A LENS - MATCH GALLERY
J.Taylor, R.Neale(J.Glover), G.Beattie, J.Boyle, R.Arthur, D.Hume, L.Harrison(D.O'Kane), A.Harris, B.Arthurs(S.McArthur), A.Neale(M.Halliday), T.Mathieson(J.Hughes).
Subs: D.Gibbons, S.Foster
Tuesday, 28th February - BANGOR v LIMAVADY UNITED, PIL, Clandeboye Park, 8:00pm
(Posted: Saturday, 25th February 2023)
Bangor vs Portstewart preview: Third straight win on the agenda as Seasiders and Seahawks duel
(An article by Lewis Bennett)
The second in a mini-catalogue of three successive home fixtures in the Premier Intermediate League, Bangor aim to bolster their promotion credentials even more this Saturday as they roll out the red carpet for Portstewart at Clandeboye Park. Knowing that only a point is required to take top spot, Lee Feeney and his charges will have their sights set on all three, aspiring to back up their victory in the Friday night bash with Ballymacash Rangers last week with full spoils here.
(Posted: Saturday, 25th February 2023)
The Seasiders move level on points with league leaders Ballymacash Rangers following tonight's 2-0 win at Clandeboye Park.
Adam Neale nipped in to nod the ball past Neeson to send Bangor on their way after just 4 minutes.
A wreckless challenge by Dylan Davidson on Seanna Foster saw Ballymacash reduced to ten men after just 12 minutes. Ballymacash were given a lifeline after 36 minutes when they were awarded a penalty for a trip, but the spot kick was well saved by James Taylor.
Bangor came close to extending their lead in the 69th minute when Karl Devine's shot from distance came back off the upright.
The second goal finally came in th 87th minute when a Reece Neale cross from the left was headed home by Ben Arthurs to the delight of the bumper Bangor crowd.
J.Taylor, R.Neale, S.Foster, J.Boyle, R.Arthur, D.Hume, L.Harrison, K.Devine(A.Harris), B.Arthurs, A.Neale(S.McArthur), J.Glover(T.Mathieson).
Subs: D.Gibbons, G.Beattie, M.Halliday, D.O'Kane.
Saturday, 25th February 2023 - BANGOR v PORTSTEWART, PIL, Clandeboye Park, 3:00PM
(Posted: Friday, 17th February 2023)
Bangor FC Ladies will compete in the Northern Ireland Women’s Football Association (NIWFA) Championship.
The Championship is the second tier of women’s football in Northern Ireland. The winner of the Championship secures promotion to the NIFL Premiership.
Bangor FC Head of Women’s football Michelle Crawford said: “Competing in the NIWFA Championship is a massive boost for Bangor FC Ladies.
"We are excited about the challenge ahead and I believe we can take the momentum from the past few months into the new season.
“We have continued to make progress over the past year and now with the appointment of Ethan Boylan as first team manager, we can look forward to the season ahead."
Bangor FC Ladies manager Ethan Boylan said: "Competing in the Championship is an exciting opportunity for the players and management at the club.
"The girls have been training for a few weeks and have been working hard in pre-season.
"I will continue to build the team over the next few months with the aim of bringing success and growth to the women's game at Clandeboye Park."
Any player interested in attending training can contact Bangor FC Ladies - BangorLadiesFC@outlook.com
(Posted: Friday, 17th February 2023)
The Premier Intermediate League leaders visit Clandeboye Park on Friday evening.
Armagh City 0-3 Bangor: Seasiders rediscover winning trail with three points in Cathedral City
(An article by Lewis Bennett)
It was no small hurdle Bangor had to jump over on Saturday, but all three points were safely shipped back to North Down with a three-goal haul away to Armagh City in the Premier Intermediate League. Not a fixture without trial, it was a welcome return to winning ways and a show of nerve in a game that always promised to ebb and flow, with the visitors in clinical mood to convert either side of half time and take home maximum spoils.
(Posted: Wednesday, 15th February 2023)
The Seasiders came out on top in today's tale of two cities at Holm Park.
Reece Neale made sure it was the best of times for Bangor as he smashed a spectacular angled volley into the roof of the Armagh net after just 14 seconds.
Reece Neale was instrumental in Bangor's second as he raced to the bye line to pull the ball back for Adam Neale to score from close range in the 63rd minute.
A mazey dribble from Karl Devine in the 66th minute saw him tripped for a penalty which striker Ben Arthurs then stroked home.
Substitute Tom Mathieson nearly rounded off the day with a fourth goal in the 88th minute, but his acrobatic overhead kick went just wide of the Armagh City upright.
J.Taylor, S.Foster(G.Beattie), R.Neale, J.Boyle(R.D'Sena), R.Arthur, D.Hume, K.Devine(A.Harris), L.Harrison, B.Arthurs(T.Mathieson), A.Neale, S.McArthur(J.Glover)
Subs: D.Gibbons, J.Hughes
Friday, 17th February 2023 - BANGOR v BALLYMACASH RANGERS, PIL, Clandeboye Park, 8:00pm
(Posted: Saturday, 11th February 2023)
(Match Preview by Lewis Bennett)
It is a return to Premier Intermediate League action for Bangor this weekend, as an uninterrupted 15-game league sprint begins on Saturday with a trip to Armagh City. An opponent the Seasiders have already defeated once this season, a league double over the Eagles would mark a welcome return to winning ways having lost the last third-tier outing at Tobermore United two weeks ago.
(Posted: Friday, 10th February 2023)
Bangor FC has officially agreed a two-year sponsorship deal with Denman International Limited to sponsor their Girls’ Academy. The academy is open to all girls born between 2011 and 2015.
Bangor FC Chairman Graham Bailie said: “The Denroy Group has once again shown their incredible support by sponsoring our Girls’ Academy under the Denman brand. It means they will be associated with their home town football club for four years. That demonstrates not only commitment to the football club, but also to the local community that it serves.
“The sponsorship deal is a real boost for the Bangor FC Girls’ Academy. I’m pleased we have been able to partner again and team up with a renowned brand like Denman, as we continue to grow the girls section at Bangor FC.”
Head of Women’s Football at Bangor FC, Michelle Crawford said: “Denman is a forward thinking and innovative brand and I am delighted they have partnered with the Girls’ Academy.
“Their support allows the Girls' Academy to continue to improve the quality of opportunities we can offer. It will help ensure girls in Bangor, and the surrounding area, are given opportunities to play football for their local hometown club.”
Chairman of the Denroy Group Dr John Rainey said: "We are delighted to continue our sponsorship with Bangor FC and the new Girls’ Academy. It is an exciting time for girls’ football and it is fantastic to be a part of the Club's history, with their dedication to setting up a girls’ academy for the local community.
“The girls can develop their football skills under the guidance and tutelage of Michelle Crawford and her team, with opportunities to progress into the Bangor Ladies Team in the future.
“We take great pride in supporting the town’s football club and sponsoring the Girls’ Academy. We wish them good luck in the seasons ahead.”
The Bangor FC Girls’ Academy training is open to all girls born between 2011 and 2015. Anyone interested in attending should email: email@example.com
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(Posted: Monday, 6th February 2023)
Battling Bangor bowed out of this season's Irish Cup with a 2-1 defeat to cup holders Crusaders at Clandeboye Park this evening.
Philip Lowry put the Crues one up in the 29th minute when he found time and space in the area to slot past Taylor. Lowry was on target once again in the 47th minute when he made room to place the ball into the bottom corner from the edge of the area.
Ben Arthurs gave the Seasiders a lifeline in the 66th minute when he danced his way through the Crusaders defence to slide the ball past Tuffy.
In a late flurry, Bangor goalkeeper James Taylor met a Reece Neale corner kick, but steered his header wide of the Crusaders goal.
J.Taylor, S.Foster(G.Beattie), R.Neale, R.D'Sena, J.Boyle(D.Hume), R.Arthur, L.Harrison, K.Devine, S.McArthur(J.Hughes), J.Glover(T.Mathieson), B.Arthurs
Subs: D.O'Kane, M.Halliday, D.Gibbons
Saturday, 11th February, Armagh City v Bangor, Holm Park, 2:00pm
(Posted: Friday, 3rd February 2023)
The Seasiders fell to their first league defeat of the season at Fortwilliam Park this afternoon, losing 2-0 to Tobermore United.
It was a frustrating day for Bangor as the Tobermoe back line repelled everything the Seasiders could throw at them. A spell of Tobermore pressure in the 70th minute saw Owen McKeown race through and lift the ball over Taylor for the opener. As Bangor pushed forward for an injury time equaliser, McKeown broke away once more to grab a second for Tobermore.
J.Taylor, S.Foster(G.Beattie), R.Neale, J.Boyle, R.Arthur, D.Hume(M.Halliday), K.Devine, D.O'Kane(A.Harris), J.Hughes(J.Glover), B.Arthurs, S.McArthur(A.Neale). Subs: M.Orbinson, R.D'Sena
Friday, 3rd February, Bangor v Crusaders, Irish Cup, Clandeboye Park, 7:45pm
(Posted: Saturday, 28th January 2023)
Goals from Jordan Hughes, Ryan Arthur, Ben Arthurs and Ryley D'Sena gave Bangor their 10th league win of the season tonight, defeating Banbridge Town at Clandeboye Park.
Jordan Hughes opened the scoring in the 37th minute when he nodded in the rebound from a Ben Arthurs close range strike. Ten minutes into the second half, Ryan Arthur flicked in a deep throw-in from Reece Neale and a minute later Ben Arthurs bundled in the rebound from a Scott McArthur shot which had been parried out by Hunter.
Ryley D'Senna scored his first goal for Bangor in the 89th minute when he headed in a Dylan O'Kane corner from the left.
Proceeds from tonight's game will be donated to AMMF in memory of Frankie Wilson whose family were in attendance.
J.Taylor, S.Foster(G.Beattie), R.Neale, J.Boyle, R.Arthur, D.Hume(R.D'Sena), L.Harrison, K.Devine(D.O'Kane), J.Hughes, S.McArthur(J.Glover), B.Arthurs(M.Halliday)
Subs: T.Mathieson, M.Orbinson
Saturday's away fixture against Moyola Park has been postponed. Instead, The Seasiders will travel to Fortwilliam Park to play Tobermore United. Match kick off: 2:00pm
(Posted: Tuesday, 24th January 2023)
Today's match against PSNI has been postponed following a 10:00am pitch inspection at the Dub.
Tuesday, 24th January - Bangor v Banbridge Town, PIL, Clandeboye Park, 8:00pm
(Posted: Saturday, 21st January 2023)
Bangor's fixture against Crusaders in the sixth round of the Samuel Gelston's Whiskey Irish Cup has been moved to Friday,s 3rd February and will be live-streamed on the BBC iPlayer and on the BBC Sport NI Website.
The kick-off time at Clandeboye Park will be 7:45pm.
(Posted: Tuesday, 17th January 2023)
A 29th minute goal from Adam Neale saw Bangor take all three points at a bitterly cold Clandeboye Park this afternoon.
Dylan O'Kane went close for Bangor in the 27th minute with a 20 yard strike that was well saved by Findlay at full stretch. Two minutes later Scott McArthur raced through but fired his shot straight at Findlay, however Adam Neale was on hand to bundle the ball over the line.
Gareth Beattie saw his 40th minute effort from 25 yards came down off the crossbar and Adam Neale just failed to convert the rebound.
Adam Neale blasted a 74th minute chance from a Jamie Glover cross just over the bar. Moyola Park were reduced to 10 men in the closing stages when Caolan Gillan was dismissed for a studs up challenge on Seanna Foster.
J.Taylor, G.Beattie, S.Foster(R.Neale), J.Boyle, D.Hume, R.Arthur, D.O'Kane, K.Devine, S.McArthur(J.Glover), B.Arthurs, A.Neale(A.Harris).
Subs: M.Orbinson, M.Halliday, R.D'Sena
Saturday, 21st January - PSNI v BANGOR, PIL, The Dub, 2:00pm
(Posted: Saturday, 14th January 2023)
Bangor have been drawn at home to Crusaders in round six of the Samuel Gelston's Whiskey Irish Cup. The tie will be played on Saturday, 4th February at Clandeboye Park.
(Posted: Saturday, 7th January 2023)
The Seasiders are through to the last 16 of the Samuel Gelston's Whiskey Irish Cup. A hat-trick from Ben Arthurs and a late goal from Scott McArthur secured the win for Bangor in front of a bumper Clandeboye Park crowd.
Arthurs opened the scoring with a crisp finish past Robinson in the 36th minute. Ben bagged his second in the 49th minute when he poked home a pinpoint Reece Neale cross from the left. A 78th minute header from a David Hume cross saw Arthurs complete his hat-trick and substitute Scott McArthur then rounded off the scoring in the 87th minute when he was quickest to react to Robinson's save from a Halliday shot.
M.Orbinson, R.Neale(G.Beattie), S.Foster, J.Boyle, D.Hume, R.D'Sena, L.Harrison(A.Harris), K.Devine, D.O'Kane(T.Mathieson), B.Arthurs(M.Halliday), J.Hughes(S.McArthur). Subs: J.Taylor
Saturday, 14th January 2023 - Bangor v Moyola Park, PIL, Clandeboye Park, 3:00PM
(Posted: Saturday, 7th January 2023)
Ethan Boylan has been appointed the new manager at Bangor Ladies FC.
Boylan, a current Bangor player, holds a UEFA B licence and was part of Bangor’s Intermediate Cup winning side in 2013/14 and Ballymena Provincial League championship side in 2018/19.
Ethan said: “I’m delighted and honoured to get the job at Bangor and I’m looking forward to the challenge ahead. I will be building the team over the next few months with the aim of bringing success and growth to the women’s game at Clandeboye Park. These are exciting times and I believe we have a great opportunity to build something special at Bangor Ladies. I would like to thank the board for this opportunity and I’m looking forward to getting started."
Bangor FC Head of Women’s Football Michelle Crawford said: “Ethan is a perfect fit for Bangor Ladies as he knows what it takes to be a success at this club. I want him to now pass on his knowledge and experience to the players and help the team progress to the next level. As a player at the club and a supporter, Ethan understands the Bangor way and is passionate about developing young players. We are excited about his appointment and believe he will help us continue the progress we have made in recent years.”
Ethan replaces Mark Duff who recently stepped down as manager.
Michelle concluded: "The Board and I would also like to thank Mark Duff for his hard work and commitment at Bangor. He has played a key role in the ongoing development of the women’s team, and we wish him well for the future."
(Posted: Friday, 6th January 2023)
(Posted: Wednesday, 4th January 2023)
Bangor kicked off the new year with a 5-0 win over Lisburn Distillery at the New Grosvenor Stadium this afternoon.
Adam Neale had already struck the Distillery upright before Reece Neale opened the scoring in the 14th minute with a shot from the left that completely deceived Carry.
Ben Arthurs extended Bangor's lead early in the second half when he raced through to roll the ball into the bottom corner of the Distillery net. Ryan Arthur swept in a Reece Neale corner-kick in the 62nd minute to make it 3-0 and then substitute Dylan O'Kane picked up a loose ball on the edge of the area and rifled it into the bottom corner to make it 4-0.
Striker Adam Neale pounced on a rebound off the keeper in the closing moments of the game to make it 5-0.
J.Taylor, S.Foster(A.Ferguson), R.Neale, J.Boyle, R.Arthur, D.Hume(R.D'Sena), L.Harrison, K.Devine, A.Neale, B.Arthurs(D.O'Kane), M.Halliday(J.Hughes)
Sat, 7th January 2023 - Bangor v. Tandragee Rovers, Irish Cup, Clandeboye Park, 3:00pm
(Posted: Monday, 2nd January 2023)
The Seasiders lifted the ToalsBet.com Steel & Sons Cup at Seaview today in front of a bumper Christmas crowd.
Second half goals from Ben Arthurs and Adam Neale secured the win after Bangor had fallen behind to an Andrew Carberry strike early in the second half.
J.Taylor, S.Foster, R.Neale, D.Hume, R.Arthur, J.Boyle, D.O'Kane(K.Devine), L.Harrison, A.Neale, M.Halliday(B.Arthurs), J.Glover(J.Hughes)
Subs: S.McArthur, G.Beattie
(Posted: Saturday, 24th December 2022)
Bangor supporters should access the stadium either via Gate A (Gate at the Traffic lights) which has access to fonaCAB Stand and the North (Main) Stand or via Gate C (St Vincent Street with access to the Rite Price Stand or North Terrace)
A big crowd is expected, so the best option is to purchase tickets in advance at the following link: TICKETS.
A limited number of tickets will also be available on the day from the ticket office at the front of the McDonald Centre in St Vincent Street.
Please be considerate when parking around the stadium. There will be NO PARKING available in St Vincent Street or St Aubyn Street. This is to allow access for Ambulance and other Emergency Services.
We would encourage you to arrive early for the game. Gates will open at 9.45am sharp.
ENJOY THE GAME!
(Posted: Friday, 23rd December 2022)
Today's match was abandoned early in the second half as the state of the Clandeboye Park pitch deteriorated in the freezing weather conditions.
The game will be replayed at a later date.
Saturday, 24th December - BANGOR v. DUNMURRY REC, Steel & Sons Cup Final, Seaview, 10:45am
OTHER PIL RESULTS:
Ballymacash Rangers 2-3 Queen's University
(Posted: Saturday, 17th December 2022)
Two goals from striker Adam Neale gave Bangor the victory over Portstewart at Mullaghacall this afternoon.
Neale prodded the ball over the line in just the second minute when a Seanna Foster cross from the right deceived the Portstewart goalkeeper.
A mix up between David Hume and James Taylor gave Portstewart a route back into the game in the 17th minute, but when Seanna Foster was brought down by the Portstewart 'keeper two minutes into the second half, Adam Neale made no mistake from the penalty spot and secured another valuable three points for the Seasiders.
J.Taylor, S.Foster, R.Neale, D.Hume, R.Arthur, J.Boyle, D.O'Kane, L.Harrison, A.Neale, M.Halliday, J.Glover
Subs: M.Orbinson, G.Beattie, K.Devine, A.Harris, J.Hughes, R.Craig, R.D'Sena
Saturday, 17th December, Bangor v. Banbridge Town, PIL, Clandeboye Park, 3:00pm
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(Posted: Saturday, 10th December 2022)
The Seasiders have been drawn at home to Tandragee Rovers in Round 5 of the Irish Cup. The tie will be played on Saturday, 7th January at Clandeboye Park.
The full draw can be seen HERE
(Posted: Tuesday, 6th December 2022)
First half goals from Adam Neale and Michael Halliday proved just enough to secure three league points for Bangor in a closely fought encounter at the Dub this afternoon.
The Seasiders had to soak up some early Queens pressure, but Adam Neale found space in the box to scramble home the opener for Bangor in the 12th minute.
Bangor were two up in the 21st minute when a Reece Neale cross from the left was met by the head of Michael Halliday for his fourth goal of the season.
Bangor goalkeeper James Taylor could do little to stop Ronan Young's' effort in the 70th minute as Queens got right back into the game.
In a frantic finish, Queens were denied a last gasp equaliser when a 20 yard free-kick came back off the Bangor upright.
J.Taylor, S.Foster, R.Neale, D.Hume, R.Arthur, J.Boyle, A.Harris, D.O'Kane(K.Devine), A.Neale, M.Halliday(J.Hughes), J.Glover(S.McArthur).
Subs: M.Orbinson, R.Nixon, A.Ferguson, R.Craig
OTHER LEAGUE RESULTS:
Ballymacash Rangers 3-0 Limavady United, Lisburn Distillery 0-3 Banbridge Town, Moyola Park 3-0 Dollingstown, Tobermore United 4-0 PSNI, Portstewart 2-2 Armagh City.
Saturday, 10th December, Portstewart v. Bangor, Mullaghacall, PIL, 2:00pm
(Posted: Saturday, 3rd December 2022)
The kick off time for the ToalsBet.com Steel & Sons Cup Final on Christmas Eve has been confirmed as 10:45am
(Posted: Thursday, 1st December 2022)
The Seasiders are through to Round 5 of the Samuel Gelston's Whiskey Irish Cup following a 2-1 victory over Limavady United at the Showgrounds this afternoon.
A looping 18 yard header from Michael Halliday gave Bangor a deserved lead in the 25th minute, but the scores were level again in the 36th minute when Alex Pomeroy struck home a controversial penalty for Limavady.
Micahel Halliday turned provider in the 67th minute when his flicked header found defender David Hume who directed the ball over the head of the stranded Wells.
J.Taylor, S.Foster(G.Beattie), R.Neale, D.Hume, J.Boyle, R.Arthur, L.Harrison(A.Harris), D.O'Kane, S.McArthur, M.Halliday, J.Glover(R.Craig).
Subs: M.Orbinson, C.J.Sullivan, A.Ferguson, J.Hughes
Saturday, 3rd December 2022 - Queen's University v. Bangor, PIL, The Dub, 2:00pm
(Posted: Saturday, 26th November 2022)
Bangor are through to the Final of the Steel & Sons Cup following a 1-0 victory over Ballymacash Rangers at Seaview this evening. The Seasiders will return to Seaview to play Dunmurry Rec in the Christmas Eve Final.
A remarkable 20 yard strike from Jamie Glover in the 76th minute was all that separated the sides in tonight's closely fought contest. Glover lashed in the winner following great work from Adam Neale and Man of the Match Scott McArthur on the right.
J.Taylor, S.Foster, R.Neale, R.D'Sena(D.Hume), J.Boyle, R.Arthur, L.Harrison, K.Devine(D.O'Kane), S.McArthur, A.Neale, J.Glover.
Subs: G.Beattie, M.Halliday, R.Craig
Saturday, 26th November 2022 - Limavady United v. Bangor, Irish Cup, Limavady Showgrounds, 1:30pm
(Posted: Tuesday, 22nd November 2022)
Bangor crashed out of the Intermediate Cup this afternoon, losing 5-4 on penalties to Strabane Athletic after the game had ended 1-1 after extra-time.
Adam Neale gave Bangor the lead after 58 minutes when he powered home a bullet header from a Reece Neale cross, but a momentary lapse in the Bangor defence gifted Strabane striker Rory Patterson with an equaliser in the 80th minute.
Bangor defender John Boyle was unlucky in seeing his spot-kick crash back off the crossbar in the shootout which finished 5-4 in Strabane's favour.
M.Orbinson, G.Beattie, R.Neale(S.Foster), J.Boyle, R.Arthur, D.Hume, L.Harrison(D.O'Kane), A.Harris (K.Devine), A.Neale (M.Halliday), J.Hughes, J.Glover(S.McArthur)
Subs not used: J.Taylor, R.D'Sena
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(Posted: Saturday, 19th November 2022)
Bangor will play Ballymacash Rangers at Seaview on Tuesday, 22nd November in the semi-final of the ToalsBet.com Steel & Sons Cup.
Match Kick-off: 7:45pm
(Posted: Sunday, 13th November 2022)
The Seasiders have qualified for the semi-final of the Toalsbet.com Steel & Sons Cup.
Ben Arthurs picked himself up to fire home an 8th minute penalty and the returning Adam Neale then hit a second half hat-trick.
J.Taylor, G.Beattie, S.Foster(A.Ferguson), R.Arthur, R.D'Sena, J.Boyle, D.O'Kane(A.Harris), K.Devine, A.Neale, S.McArthur, B.Arthurs(M.Halliday).
Subs: M.Orbinson, R.Craig
Saturday, 19th November - Bangor v Strabane Athletic, Intermediate Cup, Clandeboye Park, 1:30pm
(Posted: Saturday, 12th November 2022)
Bangor have made it safely through to the 4th round of the Samuel Gelston's Whiskey Irish Cup following a 3-0 victory over Belfast Celtic at Glen Road Heights this afternoon.
Scott McArthur opened the scoring after 7 minutes when he latched on to a Ben Arthurs header to race through and smash the ball past McLaughlin. Seanna Foster's low drive from the right found its way into the Belfast Celtic net after 26 minutes.
Captain Gareth Beattie opened his account for the season when he found space in the penalty area to cut back and blast the ball into the Celtic net after 42 minutes.
The Seasiders will travel to Limavady Showgrounds on Saturday, 26th November for their 4th round Irish Cup tie against Limavady United. Match kick-off: 1:30pm
J.Taylor, G.Beattie, S.Foster, J.Boyle, D.Hume (A.Ferguson), R.Arthur, K.Devine, D.O'Kane (A.Harris), B.Arthurs (J.Hughes), M.Halliday, S.McArthur (R.Craig).
Subs: M.Orbinson, CJ Sullivan, T.Mathieson
Saturday, 12th November, Albert Foundry v Bangor, S&S Cup Q-Final, Paisley Park, 1:30pm
OTHER PIL RESULTS
Lisburn Distillery 1-4 Armagh City, Portstewart 2-0 PSNI, Queen's University 1-1 Limavady United, Ballymacash Rangers 1-0 Moyola Park.
(Posted: Saturday, 5th November 2022)
MATCH POSTPONED UNTIL NEXT SATURDAY
(Posted:Saturday 29th October 2022)
Bangor have been drawn at home against Strabane Athletic in the second round of the McComb's Coach Travel Intermediate Cup. The tie will be played on Saturday, 19th November at 1:30pm
(Posted: Friday, 28th October 2022)
It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of Frankie Wilson.
Frankie joined Bangor as a player in 2001 and returned to the Club as manager in 2010, guiding the Seasiders to Steel & Sons Cup glory.
We send our condolences to Frankie’s family and friends at this sad time.
(Posted: Friday, 28th October 2022)
Bangor picked up another vital three league points with a 2-0 win over PSNI at a rain soaked Clandeboye Park this evening.
Following a scoreless first half, Adam Neale broke the deadlock by firing home from 15 yards in the 60th minute. Ben Arthurs reacted quickly to poke home a fumble by Magill from close range in the 85th minute to seal the victory for the Seasiders.
J.Taylor, S.Foster, R.Neale(G.Beattie), J.Boyle, R.D'Sena, D.Hume, K.Devine(A.Harris), D.O'Kane, T.Mathieson(S.McArthur), B.Arthurs, A.Neale.
Subs not used: M.Orbinson, R.Craig, M.Halliday
Bangor will return to Paisley Park on Saturday, 12nd November to play Albert Foundry in the quarter-final of the ToalsBet.com Steel & Sons Cup. The winner of the tie will face either Crewe United or Ballymacash Rangers.
OTHER PIL RESULTS:
Armagh City 2-0 Banbridge Town, Ballymacash Rangers 2-2 Lisburn Distillery, Limavady United 3-1 Portstewart, Moyola Park 1-1 Tobermore United
(Posted: Tuesday, 25th October 2022)
Bangor are safely through to the quarter final stage of the ToalsBet.com Steel & Sons Cup.
Ben Arthurs celebrated his return to the side by heading home a 15th minute Adam Neale cross from the right. The Seasiders bombarded the Glentoran goal throughout the first half, with David Hume bringing out a fine save from Argyrides while Karl Devine's 30 yard effort in the 42nd minute went inches wide of the upright.
Bangor continued pressing in the second half and when a deep cross from the right was parried by Argyrides in the 54th minute, Reece Neale was on hand to steer the ball home into the unguarded net.
Adam Neale completed the scoring in the 72nd minute when he was on hand to fire home a rebound from a Lewis Harrison 20 yard shot.
J.Taylor, S.Foster, R.Neale, R.Arthur, D.Hume, J.Boyle, K.Devine(D.O'Kane), L.Harrison(A.Harris), B.Arthurs(M.Halliday), A.Neale, J.Glover.
Subs not used: G.Beattie, T.Mathieson
Tuesday, 25th October, Bangor v. PSNI, PIL, 7:45pm
(Posted: Saturday, 22nd October 2022)
Podiatrist Leah Bradley has joined the Bangor FC medical team.
Leah will be providing podiatric support to the men’s senior team, making sure the feet of the players have no issues.
Bangor FC Podiatrist Leah Bradley said: "My main role at the club will be routine health check on the players’ foot health. I will also deal with any niggles and make sure they can go out onto the pitch pain-free.
"I want to ensure minor issues don’t become major problems for players and stop a player being injured. In the future, I intend to look at players’ biomechanics to help offload pain and help with their running."
Leah is a registered podiatrist, who graduated from Ulster University in 2020 and is working in private practice.
Head of Medical Services at Bangor FC, Luke Neal said: "I am delighted that Leah has joined the medical team at Bangor Football Club. Her main job will be taking care of the players' feet, to ensure they are fit and healthy to get on the pitch.
"It is vitally important that the feet of our players are well looked after and they understand short and long term foot health. Also, if Leah can help with improving injury recovery, then her role will be invaluable."
Luke concluded: "We are building a medical team at Bangor FC to help with physical performance and injury prevention, We have worked with the coaching team to promote new training methods and we have also opened a new gym at the club to help build player strength to reduce injuries.
"The Board is determined to deliver success on the field, but we are also united in the vision that we must lay the foundations for future standards off the pitch, to ensure the club's sustainability."
(Posted: Tuesday, 18th October 2022)
Michael Halliday came off the bench to save the day for Bangor and score twice to put the Seasiders into the second round of the Intermediate Cup at a blustery Paisley Park this afternoon.
Bangor had two early setbacks, with Scott McArthur and Jordan Hughes both coming off with injuries. Albert Foundry took the lead in the 36th minute when a cross for the right was nodded past Taylor.
The Seasiders dominated much of the second half, but had to wait until the 93rd minute for Michael Halliday nod a perfect Seanna Foster cross into the Albert Foundry net.
Bangor stepped up the pressure in the first period of extra time and Jamie Glover broke down the left wing in the 98th minute to square for Michael Halliday to prod home the winner.
J.Taylor, S.Foster, R.Neale, R.D'Sena, D.Hume, S.McArthur(D.O'Kane), L.Harrison, A.Harris(K.Devine), T.Mathieson(J.Boyle), J.Hughes(M.Halliday), J.Glover.
Subs not used: M.Orbinson, R.Craig, A.Ferguson
Saturday, 22nd October - Glentoran 2nds v Bangor, S&S Cup, Ashfield Boys High School
(Posted: Saturday, 15th October 2022)
Bangor FC is committed to delivering a wide range of engaging provision to help improve the mental health and wellbeing of its players and coaches.
With a wide range of programmes targeting all age groups, Bangor FC has been signposting and delivering projects to help promote mental health as a priority around the football club.
Bangor FC Mental Health and Wellbeing Officer Kenny Greenhill said: "Since my appointment in 2021, I set up a team called ‘We Care – You Matter’, to help manage mental health and wellbeing issues at the club.
"The team has delivered mental health awareness sessions to our academy coaches and recently talked to the senior team and management about the importance of mental health and emotional wellbeing.
"We also established a social media account, specifically to signpost and update supporters, players and management about what programmes are available to support them around mental health and wellbeing."
Kenny continued: "As part of our mental health programme, we recently finished new artistic boards, which can be seen at Clandeboye Park. They were designed by participants who entered our Mental Health Tournament and local artist Chris McGuiggan from Codo Drops, a mental health group. They are a creative way to help talk and open up about mental health. A special note of thanks to SPORTS Mental Health NI for providing the boards and helping to make this happen.
"It is World Mental Health Day on 10 October and the theme is ‘Make mental health & wellbeing for all a global priority’. Everyone at Bangor FC backs this message, as the wellbeing of everyone connected to the club is paramount."
Anyone who needs support can contact the Bangor FC ‘We Care – You Matter’ team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Posted: Monday, 10th October 2022)
Goals from Jamie Glover, Adam Neale (2), Reece Neale and David Hume secured a comfortable 5-0 win over Armagh City at Clandeboye Park this afternoon.
Bangor dominated the opening stages, but had to wait until the 24th minute to make the breakthrough. Jamie Glover was on hand to get the final touch to an Adam Neale shot following good work from Scott McArthur on the right.
Bangor's second came nine minutes into the second half when David Hume prodded home the rebound from a save by Byrne. Adam Neale volleyed home a Dylan O'Kane cross in the 67th minute before a Reece Neale cross from the left curled its way into the corner of the Armagh City net. Adam Neale grabbed his 4th goal in 3 games in the 80th minute when he raced through to smash the ball past Byrne.
M.Orbinson, S.Foster(A.Ferguson), R.Neale, J.Boyle, R.D'Sena, D.Hume, K.Devine(A.Harris), L.Harrison(R.Craig), J.Glover(D.O'Kane), S.McArthur(J.Hughes), A.Neale.
Subs not used: T.Mashal, B.Arthurs
Banbridge Town 2-1 Queen's University, Lisburn Distillery 1-0 Moyola Park, Portstewart 1-2 Dollingstown, PSNI 1-2 Limavady United, Tobermore United 0-2 Ballymacash Rangers.
Saturday, 15th October 2022 - ALBERT FOUNDRY v BANGOR, Paisley Park, McComb's Coach Travel Intermediate Cup.
(Posted: Saturday, 8th October 2022)
Second half strikes from Ben Arthurs and Adam Neale were enough to send Bangor into Round 4 of the Toals Bet Steel & Sons Cup at Glen Road Heights this afternoon.
Ben Arthurs pounced in the 47th minute when McLaughlin spilled a low Adam Neale shot. Arthurs turned provider in the 78th minute, when he flicked the ball on to Adam Neale who rounded McLaughlin to fire home from a tight angle.
Bangor will travel to play Glentoran II in the 4th round on Saturday, 22nd October.
J.Taylor, S.Foster, R.Neale, D.Hume, J.Boyle, R.Arthur, L.Harrison, K.Devine(A.Harris), B.Arthurs, A.Neale, J.Glover(D.O'Kane)
Subs not used: M.Orbinson, T.Mathieson, J.Hughes
Queens University 3-2 PSNI
Saturday, 8th October 2022 - Bangor v Armagh City, PIL, Clandeboye Park, 3:00pm
(Posted: Saturday, 1st October 2022)
FINAL SCORE FROM THE BLUEBELL STADIUM:
Ballymacash Rangers 1-1 Bangor.
Adam Neale came off the bench to rescue a point for Bangor in injury time at the Bluebell Stadium this afternoon.
J.Taylor, R.Neale, D.Hume, J.Boyle, R.Arthur, S.Foster, K.Devine(D.O'Kane), L.Harrison, T.Mathieson(A.Neale), S.McArthur(J.Hughes), B.Arthurs
Subs not used: A.Ferguson, A.Harris, J.Glover, M.Orbinson
OTHER PIL RESULTS:
Dollingstown 6-0 PSNI, Limavady United 1-1 Banbridge Town, Lisburn Distillery 1-2 Tobermore United, Moyola Park 3-0 Armagh City, Queens 3-4 Portstewart
Saturday, 1st October 2022 - Belfast Celtic v Bangor, S&S Cup, Glen Road Heights, 2:00pm
(Posted: Saturday, 24th September 2022)
Bangor have this evening been drawn away to Belfast Celtic in the third round of the Samuel Gelston's Whiskey Irish Cup. The tie will be played on Saturday, 29th October 2022.
(Posted: Tuesday, 20th September 2022)
Bangor FC has officially agreed a two-year deal with McGimpsey Removals to sponsor their youth teams from under 11s to under 21s.
Bangor FC Vice Chairman Jim Russell said: "The sponsorship deal with McGimpsey Removals is a major coup for the Bangor FC Academy. We are delighted to help secure the support of such a high-profile company with well-established links in the city.
“McGimpsey Removals share Bangor FC's value of community involvement and we look forward to working together with them over the course of the next two seasons. Their sponsorship will help support the development of young players from the community, so they can fulfil their potential and play senior football for their local football club."
Managing Director of McGimpsey Removals Melissa Gibbons said: "We're proud to be sponsoring the Bangor FC Academy for the next two seasons. It’s great to be so closely involved with the local community.
"Sponsoring grass roots football is vitally important because it provides so many benefits to young people. From fitness to social skills and learning to be part of a team, involvement in academy football offers up a number of life lessons to young people that will serve them as they mature into adults.
"Partnership and community involvement are extremely important to McGimpsey Removals and we look forward to working alongside Bangor FC and seeing them succeed."
McGimpsey Removals is a five star removals company based in Northern Ireland with an excellence focused Customer Service Team and a first class range of services.
(Posted: Sunday, 18th September 2022)
The Seasiders are safely through to round 3 of the Samuel Gelston's Whiskey Irish Cup following a 4-0 win over Strabane Athletic at Clandeboye Park this afternoon.
Jordan Hughes opened his account for the season, sliding the ball past Boggs in the 10th minute. Some neat footwook from Tom Mathieson gave him room to guide the ball into the top corner of the Strabane net in the 15th minute.
Seanna Foster produced a pinpoint cross from the right for Ben Arthurs to nod home the third in the 56th minute. Substitute Scott McArthur completed the scoring when he weaved his way around the Strabane defence before floating the ball into the top corner after 77 minutes.
J.Taylor, S.Foster, J.Boyle, D.Hume, R.Arthur, K.Devine, L.Harrison, T.Mathieson(S.McArthur), B.Arthurs(E.Boylan), J.Hughes(R.Craig), J.Glover.
Subs: M.Orbinson, A.Ferguson, D.O'Kane, A.Harris
Saturday, 24th September - Ballymacash Rangers v Bangor, PIL, Bluebell Stadium, 1:00pm
NEW SIGNING - ADAM NEALE
We are delighted to complete the signing of Adam Neale from Rathfriland.
The 29 year old striker, & brother of Reece, found the net 40 times last season as his former club won the Amateur League & lifted the Intermediate Cup.
Welcome to Bangor, Adam!
(Posted: Saturday, 17th September 2022)
Good luck to Eoin O'Neill and Finn Moffett who have both departed the club to begin their university studies. We also wish Bradley Lyttle well as he joins Amateur League side St. Mary's.
INTERMEDIATE CUP DRAW
Bangor will be on the road on Saturday, 15th October to play Albert Foundry in the first round of the McComb's Coach Travel Intermediate Cup.
STEEL & SONS CUP
Bangor's postponed Steel & Sons Cup match against Belfast Celtic will now be played on Saturday, 1st October at Glen Road Heights.
(Posted: Wednesday, 14th September 2022)
The Seasiders had a tough time in this evening's BetMcLean League Cup fixture at Clandeboye Park, losing 4-0 to Annagh United. Lapses in the Bangor defence saw Annagh race into an early 2-0 lead and they followed this up with further strikes in the 81st and 83rd minute.
J.Taylor, R.Neale, S.Foster, R.D'Sena, R.Arthur, J.Boyle, A.Harris(K.Devine), D.O'Kane, J.Glover, J.Hughes(E.Boylan), T.Mathieson(S.McArthur)
Subs not used: M.Orbinson, D.Hume, A.Ferguson, R.Craig
Saturday, 17th September - Bangor v Strabane Athletic, Samuel Geston's Whiskey Irish Cup, Clandeboye Park, 1:30pm
(Posted: Tuesday, 13th September 2022)
As a mark of respect following the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, this weekend‘s fixtures across all affiliated football in Northern Ireland, and all other organised football activity, at all levels, have been postponed
(Posted: Friday, 9th September 2022)
Bangor put on a fine performance in the County Antrim Shield at Clandeboye Park this evening, holding Cliftonville to a 0-0 draw before narrowly losing 5-4 in a penalty shootout.
The Seasiders limited the Reds to just a handful of chances in the 90 minutes, with goalkeeper Marc Orbinson producing a couple of outstanding saves.
Ben Arthurs, Ally Ferguson, Reece Neale and Dylan O'Kane were on target for the Seasiders in the shootout. The unfortunate takers were Jordan Hughes and CJ Sullivan.
M.Orbinson, R.Neale, D.Hume, J.Boyle, R.D'Sena, T.Mathieson(B.Arthurs), A.Harris(D.O'Kane), K.Devine(CJ.Sullivan), A.Ferguson, R.Craig(S.McArthur), J.Hughes.
Subs: J.Taylor, M.Halliday, Millar
(Posted: Tuesday, 6th September 2022)
Bangor continued their good run of form with a 3-0 league win over Dollingstown at Clandeboye Park this afternoon.
Ben Arthurs nodded in from close range in the 3rd minute after good work from debutant Seanna Foster and Scott McArthur on the right. McArthur raced down the left after 19 minutes to cross to an unmarked Jamie Glover who slotted in from a couple of yards out.
Ben Arthurs grabbed his second of the game in the 68th minute when he was quickest to react when Buchanan spilled a Reece Neale free kick.
Bangor are now second in the league table, just behind Ballymacash Rangers on goal difference after three games.
J.Taylor, R.Neale, J.Boyle, L.Harrison(CJ.Sullivan), D.O'Kane, B.Arthurs, S.McArthur, D.Hume, J.Glover(T.Mathieson), S.Foster, R.D'Sena.
Subs: A.Ferguson, A.Harris, E.O'Neill, M.Halliday, M.Orbinson
OTHER PIL RESULTS:
Banbridge Town 0-0 PSNI, Moyola Park 0-3 Ballymacash Rangers, Portstewart 2-0 Tobermore United, Queens University 2-1 Lisburn Distillery
Tuesday, 6th September - Bangor v Cliftonville, CAS, Clandeboye Park, 7:45pm
(Posted: Saturday, 3rd September 2022)
(Posted: Thursday, 1st September 2022)
We are delighted to confirm the loan signing of Seanna Foster from Cliftonville. The 25 year old right wing back joins the Seasiders for the season & brings top flight experience from the Reds and Warrenpoint Town. Welcome to Bangor, Seanna!
(Posted: Wednesday, 31st August 2022)
The Seasiders picked up a hard fought three points against Limavady at the Showgrounds this afternoon. Ben Arthurs struck home a first half penalty after Scott McArthur was brought down by Wells in the area.
J.Taylor, R.Neale, D.Hume, J.Boyle, R.Arthur, L.Harrison(CJ. Sullivan), D.O'Kane, S.McArthur(J.Hughes), A.Ferguson, B.Arthur, J.Glover(A.Harris). Subs: E.Boylan, R.D'Sena, T.Mathieson, M.Orbinson
OTHER PIL RESULTS:
Balßlymacash Rangers 6-1 Banbridge Town, Dollingstown 4-0 Armagh City, Lisburn Distillery 0-0 Portstewart, PSNI 2-6 Moyola Park, Tobermore United 1-1 Queen's University
After the second round of games for most clubs, Bangor sit in 3rd place, level on 6 points with Ballymacash Rangers and Dollingstown.
Sat, 3rd September 2022 - Bangor v Dollingstown, PIL, 3:00pm
(Posted: Saturday, 27th August 2022)
A five goal first half goal blitz saw Bangor open their 2022/23 League campaign with a convincing victory over Lisburn Distillery at Clandeboye Park this evening.
Defender Ryan Arthur headed Bangor ahead in the 3rd minute and repeated the feat in the 17th minute. Jamie Glover fired in the third after 35 minutes and struck again four minutes later.Ben Arthurs grabbed his third of the season just before half time to round off the scoring.
J.Taylor, R.Neale, J.Boyle(A.Harris), R.Arthur, D.Hume, R.D'Sena, D.O'Kane, S.McArthur(E.O'Neill), B.Arthurs(E.Boylan), A.Ferguson, J.Glover(M.Halliday).
Subs: L.Harrison, M.Orbinson
Sat, 27th August 2022 - Limavady United v Bangor, PIL, Limavady Showgrounds, 3:00pm
We are pleased to welcome 22 year old attacking midfielder Tom Mathieson to the club. Tom joins his home town team from Dundela, having spent last season with Championship side Ballyclare Comrades. Tom will wear the No.18 shirt.
(Posted: Wednesday, 24th August 2022)
The Seasiders produced a blistering performance at Glenkeen Avenue this afternoon, running in eight goals without reply at Greenisland.
Dylan O'Kane opened the scoring in the 6th minute when he found the bottom corner following a quickly taken free-kick. Two minutes later, Scott McArthur slotted in the second from a Glover cross, before Reece Neale ghosted in to fire home Bangor's third in the 10th minute. Ben Arthurs got in on the act in the 18th minute, but the goal of the day came in the 32nd minute when Jamie Glover fired in Bangor's fifth with a sweetly struck 30 yard effort that went in off the crossbar.
Dylan O'Kane grabbed his second of the day with a lofted shot over the keeper in the 63rd minute and Ally Ferguson made it 7-0 in the 78th minute. Reece Neale rounded off the scoring in the 80th minute to make the final score 8-0.
The Seasiders now face a trip to Belfast Celtic in Round 3 of the Steel & Sons Cup - the tie is due to be played on Saturday, 10th September.
J.Taylor, R.Neale, D.Hume, R.D'Sena(J.Boyle), R.Arthur, D.O'Kane, L.Harrison(CJ Sullivan), J.Glover, S.McArthur(E.Boylan), B.Arthurs, A.Ferguson.
Subs not used: M.Orbinson, M.Halliday
TODAY'S PIL RESULTS
Armagh City 0-4 Tobermore United, Banbridge Town 1-4 Dollingstown, Moyola Park 2-2 Limavady United
Bangor have been drawn at home to Annagh United in the opening round of the BetMcLean League Cup. We will also face Cliftonville in the first round of the County Antrim Shield.
We are pleased to welcome John Boyle to the club. The experienced defender spent the last 5 seasons with Newry City having previously captained Warrenpoint Town during an 8 year spell - winning 4 Championship and 2 PIL medals with his former clubs.
(Posted: Saturday, 20th August 2022)
Bangor will host Strabane Athletic in the second round of the Samuel Gelston's Whiskey Irish Cup. The tie will be played on Saturday, 17th September at Clandeboye Park with a 1:30pm kick off.
(Posted: Wednesday, 17th August 2022)
The Seasiders kicked off the new season with a 2-0 home win over Queen's University in the Irish Cup at Clandeboye Park this afternoon.
Ben Arthurs opened his account for the season with a 38th minute opener and Karl Devine doubled Bangor's lead in first half injury time with a rifled 20 yard strike from a set piece.
The Bangor defence held firm as they soaked up some late Queens pressure as they looked for a way back into the tie.
Congratulations to our three debutants Marc Orbinson, Ryley D'Sena and CJ Sullivan.
M.Orbinson, R.Neale, R.Arthur, L.Harrison, D.O'Kane(CJ. Sullivan), B.Arthurs, S.McArthur, K.Devine, D.Hume, J.Glover(F.Moffett), R.D'Sena.
Subs: D.Gibbons, C.Mills, J.Hughes, E.Boylan, E.O'Neill.
Sat, 20.08.2022 - GREENISLAND v BANGOR, S&S Cup Round 2, Glenkeen Ave
(Posted: Saturday, 13th August 2022)
Three more players have been added to Lee Feeney's squad for the 2022/23 season.
We are pleased to have goalkeeper Darren Gibbons back in our squad once again. Darren first joined us in January 2013 and helped the club win the Ballymena & Provincial Intermediate League. He has also won the Intermediate Cup, O'Gorman Cup and McReynolds Cup in his time with the Seasiders.
Joining the club after being released by Ballymena United is 21 year old midfielder Bradley Lyttle. Bradley scored twice in our recent friendly again Sirocco Works.
Another new face is 19 year old midfielder CJ Sullivan. CJ joins us from Glenavon where he captained theur U20 side.
Welcome to the club!
(Posted: Wednesday, 10th August 2022)
The Seasiders finished off pre-season with a 3-0 home defeat to Premiership Larne at Clandeboye Park this afternoon. Larne went ahead with a 4th minute penalty and added two more goals in the second half.
SAT, 13.08.2022 - BANGOR v QUEENS UNIVERSITY, Samuel Gelston's Whiskey Irish Cup, Clandeboye Park.
(Posted: Saturday, 6th August 2022)
A second half double strike from Salou Jallow and a penalty from Ross Arthurs consigned Bangor to a 3-0 defeat in tonight's Spectator & Chronicle North Down Cup.
The Seasiders battled well in the first half, but fell behind early in the second half when Jallow drilled home a loose clearance from the Bangor defence. Jallow struck again in the 53rd minute and Ross Arthurs rolled home a 71st minute penalty following a challenge by D'Sena.
Ben Arthurs went clean through in the 59th minute, but his low shot was well saved by the feet of Moore.
06.08.2022 - Bangor v Larne, Friendly, Clandeboye Park, 3:00pm
(Posted: Tuesday, 2nd August 2022)
Two more players have been added to the Bangor squad. We are pleased to welcome 24 year old forward Ross Craig back to the club. Ross first joined us in 2016 and was part of our 2018 O'Gorman Cup winning side. He has been playing for Bryansburn Rangers in recent times.
We are also pleased to confirm that forward Eoin O'Neill will be staying with the Seasiders for the 2022/23 season. The 18 year old broke into the Bangor side last season before being ruled out through injury.
Also joining Bangor is 22 year old Ally Ferguson. Ally had a brief spell with us back in 2018 and returns to Clandeboye after spending time at Amateur League side Donaghadee.
(Posted: Sunday, 31st July 2022)
The Seasiders had a good workout against Dundela today but there were no goals at Clandeboye Park in this afternoon's pre-season friendly.
(Posted: Sun, 31st July 2022)
It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of former player Terry Neill.
A local lad, Terry began his footballing career at Bangor as a talented teenage defender. He made a swift move from playing in our reserve team into the first team, and had become a regular in the centre of the Bangor defence before being snapped up by Arsenal in December 1959 as a seventeen year old. He spent the next 11 years playing at Highbury, before joining Hull City where he became player-manager. He gained 59 caps for Northern Ireland also managed the national side in the early 1970's. Terry had successful spells managing Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.
Terry was a special guest at our Centenary celebration & told stories of his career with Arsenal, Spurs & Northern Ireland. Our thoughts are with Terry’s family & friends at this time.
(Posted: Thursday, 28th July 2022)
Bangor FC season tickets are on sale for the 2022/23 Premier Intermediate League season.
Season tickets will also be on sale at all home matches until the start of the league campaign. Supporters can also order season tickets by emailing email@example.com
An adult season ticket for 2022/23, sponsored by McKeown’s Fish and Poultry shop, will be £80 and includes all home Premier Intermediate league (PIL) matches, including those after the league split, and all home Reserve team league matches. Concession season tickets are priced at £45 for the same games. Under 16s remain free, as long as they are accompanied by an adult.
Bangor FC Vice-Chairman Jim Russell said: “Season ticket value remains at the forefront of our thinking for the 2022/23 season. There will be one extra league home match and a minimum of two home matches following the league split. So our season ticket is representing great value for money. We want to continue to encourage more supporters, families and friends to join us on our journey through the leagues and back to the premiership.
"Thanks once again to McKeown’s Fish and Poultry shop for sponsoring our season tickets for the fifth successive season. Community involvement with local businesses is vital at Bangor FC, as we aim to progress the club to the top level of Irish football."
McKeown’s Fish and Poultry proprietor Sean McKeown said: "As a local business, I place great importance on supporting the city’s football club. I’m pleased to give something back to the local community and I’m proud to be associated with Bangor FC. The club was only 45 minutes away from progressing to the Championship last season, but I am confident they will do it this time. I am really looking forward to the new campaign. I will be following the team’s progress throughout the season, and I wish the Seasiders every success both on and off the field."
Two goals in each half gave Cliftonville a 4-0 win over Bangor in last night's friendly at Solitude.
NEXT FIXTURE:Saturday, 30th July - BANGOR v DUNDELA, Friendly, Clandeboye Park, 3:00pm
(Posted: Wednesday, 27th July 2022)
A number of changes have been made to our schedule:
An up to date list of fixtures can be found -> HERE
(Posted: Monday, 25th July 2022)
In a change to our pre-season schedule, Bangor will no longer host Carrick Rangers at Clandeboye Park on Monday evening. Instead, the Seasiders will now travel to Solitude on Tuesday (26th) evening to face Cliftonville.
Match Kick off: 7:45pm
(Posted: Sunday, 24th July 2022)
Karl Devine, Dylan O'Kane, Finn Moffett and A.Trialist were on target for Bangor as the Seasiders came away from Cheney Park with a 4-0 win over Banbridge Rangers in this afternoon's friendly.
25.07.2022 - BANGOR v CARRICK RANGERS, Clandeboye Park, Friendly, 8:00pm
(Posted: Saturday, 23rd July 2022)
There were goals galore at Clandeboye Park tonight as Glenavon put seven past the Seasiders in a pre-season friendly. Ben Arthurs, Jordan Hughes and A.Trialist were on target for Bangor.
Scott McArthur has returned to Bangor. Scott was part of Bangor's Ballymena & Provincial Intermediate League winning side before moving to Scotland to play for University of Stirling in the Lowland League. Welcome back Scott!
23.07.2022 - BANBRIDGE RANGERS v BANGOR, Friendly, Cheney Park, 2:30pm
(Posted: Tuesday, 19th July 2022)
Progress is the mark of any thriving football club. At Bangor, over the last four seasons, the club has only moved in an upward direction. There has never been a backward step, only progress. So much so, that last season the club was only 45 minutes away from moving into the NIFL Championship. But the season was still viewed as challenging by some. This, more than anything else, shows how far the club has progressed and advanced in only four seasons, which includes the curtailed season during the start of the pandemic.....
(Wednesday, 13th July 2022)
Bangor Football Club will hold their Annual General Meeting on Monday 1st August.
The AGM will take place in the Social Club, 1a Hawthorne Court, Clandeboye Road, Bangor at 8pm.
Any queries should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
(Posted: Tuesday, 12th July 2022)
Bangor had a good workout in Newcastle today, and despite the scoreline produced an encouraging performance against Annagh United at Donard Park.
The Seasiders created most of the chances throughout the game, but were undone by a goal in each half.
Lewis Harrison went close for Bangor in the second half when he stretched to fire over from a few yards out, while defender Ryley D'Sena had a header cleared off the Annagh United goal line.
(Posted: Saturday, 9th July 2022)
It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of our Club President and former director Billy Palmer this evening.
A familiar face around the club for many years, Billy took on a wide range of roles in both the Football Club and the Social Club.
Billy, who took on the position of Club President in July 2017 will be greatly missed by everyone at Bangor Football Club.
Our thoughts are with Iris, Tim, Caroline and all Billy's family and friends at this time.
(Posted: Thursday, 7th July 2022)
(Posted: Thursday, 7th July 2022)
The Seasiders will face fellow PIL side Queen’s University in the opening round of this season's Samuel Gelston's Whiskey Irish Cup.
The tie is scheduled to be played at Clandeboye Park on Saturday, 13th August at 1.30pm.
(Posted: Wednesday, 6th July 2022)
Bangor have received a bye in the opening round of the Steel and Sons Cup. Round two sees us travel to Glenkeen Avenue to play Greenisland on Saturday 20th August.
(Posted: Tuesday, 5th July 2022)
Ethan Boylan grabbed the goal for Bangor as the Seasiders lost 2-1 to Lisburn Rangers at Stanley Park in a pre-season friendly this afternoon.
Lisburn Rangers gave the 20 Bangor players on show an excellent workout.
30 year old central defender DAVID HUME will remain at Bangor for the 2022/23 season. David was a central figure in the Bangor defence last season and scored two goal.
Saturday 9th July, Annagh United v Bangor, Donard Park, Newcastle, Kick off TBC
(Posted: Saturday, 2nd July 2022)
He has topped our goal scoring charts since 2018 and he'll be playing for Bangor in the 2022/23 season - BEN ARTHURS
(Posted: Friday, 1st July 2022)
Bangor's new 2022/23 Macron kit has been revealed.
Check out our our online store to see the full range: https://www.442teamwear.com/bangor-fc/
(Posted: Friday, 1st July 2022)
The Seasiders kicked off their pre-season with a 4-0 win over Sirocco Works at Clandeboye Park this evening. Ben Arthurs, Finn Moffett and A Trialist(2) got the goals for Bangor.
Saturday, 2nd July 2022 - Lisburn Rangers v Bangor, Stanley Park, Lisburn, 2:00pm
(Posted: Thursday, 30th June 2022)
Bangor Football Club is delighted to announce a new team wear partnership with Macron.
The four year deal will see all of the Seasiders’ mens, women and youth teams kitted out in Macron team wear, starting in the 2022/2023 season.
Bangor's new home and away kits will be unveiled on social media on Friday 1st July. Supporters will able to purchase their replica jerseys and off field merchandise from the 442 Teamwear website on the day.
Confirming the partnership, Bangor FC Director Neil Watson said, "This is an exciting time for the Club on many fronts and we are delighted to be working with Macron for the next four years. The service and quality of choice provided by Macron is impressive and I believe that the match kits and off field range will be popular with our supporters. We look forward to working with both Macron and 442 Teamwear over the coming years, and are excited to see our players and supporters kitted out for the season ahead."
Andrea Palilla, Country Manager for Macron, said, "Macron have been working with Andy at 442 Teamwear very closely over the past four years and have regularly discussed the teamwear situation at Bangor Football Club. We are extremely pleased to sign a four year partnership with Bangor Football Club this season. We have many relationships with clubs in England, Scotland and Wales with a priority on introducing Macron to the Northern Ireland market, we are excited that Bangor Football Club with the support of 442 Teamwear will be part of this journey.
Andy Neill, Director of 442 Teamwear, said, "We are delighted to be in partnership with Bangor Football Club in conjunction with a global brand such as Macron. This deal is the first of its kind with Bangor Football Club and shows the progression of not only our relationship with the Club over the past four seasons but of the Club itself. With the addition of the Youth Academy, ground developments and Ladies/Girls sections, it’s a relationship we were pleased to progress and commit to long term."
Bangor FC men's first team will take to the field in their new kit for the first time at Clandeboye Park on Tuesday 19th July when the Seasiders take on Glenavon in a pre-season friendly.
(Posted: Thursday, 30th June 2022)
Pre-season kicks off on Thursday night when Sirocco Works travel to Clandeboye Park to meet the Seasiders.
Admission: £3 Adult, £2 Concession, U16 Free.
PLAYER NEWS - REECE NEALE
Defender REECE NEALE, the club's 2021/22 player of the year has committed to the Seasiders for another season. The left-back, who scored three goals for the club last season became a firm favourite with the fans after joining us from Carrick Rangers last summer.
We look forward to seeing Reece back at Clandeboye Park in the 2022/23 season.
(Posted: Wednesday, 29th June 2022)
31 year old striker Ethan Boylan will be with the Seasiders once again for the 2022/23 season.
Ethan first joined the Seasiders back in the summer of 2013 and went on to score 32 goals in his first spell at the club. Returning in 2017, he went on to be part of the O'Gorman Cup winning side and played a hand in the lifting of the Ballymena and Provincial Intermediate League Title. Ethan has had his battles with injury in recent times, but is ready once again for the 2022/23 season.
We also welcome 19 year old Australian defender Ryley D'Sena to Clandeboye Park. Ryley follows in the footsteps of Nick Aretzis last term in joining us on a season long loan from Larne. Ryley made his Premiership debut in 2021 and picked up the Larne Manager's Academy Player of the Year Award last season.
(Posted: Thursday, 23rd June 2022)
(Posted: Tuesday, 21st June 2022)
31 year old midfielder Aaron Harris is the latest addition to the Bangor F.C. 2022/23 squad.
Aaron makes the move from Lisburn Distillery where he made over 150 appearances and was the club captain. Welcome to Clandeboye Aaron.
(Posted: Monday, 20th June 2022))
Several more players from last season's squad will be turning out for the Seasiders in the 2022/23 season.
Midfielder DYLAN O'KANE, who joined us from Ards in January will be turning out for the Seasiders once again next season.
MICHAEL HALLIDAY has committed to Bangor for another season. The veteran striker came second in the goalscoring charts last season with 13 goals.
Goalkeeper MATTY ANDERSON will also be wearing Bangor colours next season. Matty made 35 appearances for Bangor in 2021/22.
Meanwhile, we say farewell to JACK UPRITCHARD who will be joining Mark Cooling at Bangor Amateurs next season and also to ZAC FLETCHER has also departed due to work commitments. We thank these players for their service and we wish them well in the future.
(Posted: Friday, 17th June 2022)
Two key members of last season's squad will be turning out for the Seasiders in 2022/23.
Tough tackling defender GARETH BEATTIE returns for what will be his 9th season at Clandeboye.
26 year old midfielder KARL DEVINE who joined the Seasiders from Dundela last year will also be staying with us for another season.
(Posted: Sunday, 12th June 2022)
Both Mark Cooling and Jack Wasson have left the Seasiders
Cooling scored 78 times for Bangor over two spells after first joining the Club in 2013 while Wasson departs after five seasons at Clandeboye Park.
The Club would like to thank both players for all of their efforts over the years and wish them well for the future.
(Posted: Saturday, 11th June 2022)
The Bangor FC 2022/23 Squad is starting to take shape, with three more players committing to the Seasiders for next season.
We are pleased to see that Club Captain Lewis Harrison, striker Jordan Hughes and pacey winger Jamie Glover will be wearing yellow and blue at Clandeboye Park next season.
(Posted: Wednesday, 8th June 2022)
We are delighted to welcome central defender Ryan Arthur back to Clandeboye Park for the 2022-23 season. Ryan, who first joined Bangor in July 2018 returns to the Seasiders after spending a short time with Ballyclare Comrades last season.
Also joining the Seasiders this week is 37 year old goalkeeper James Taylor. James had a brief stint with Bangor in the 2004/05 season and has had spells with Glenavon, Glentoran and Carrick Rangers in recent years.
The Bangor Football Club 2021/22 end of season award winners were announced at the weekend and are as follows;
(Posted: Monday, 6th June 2022)
The Seasiders have missed out on promotion to the NIFL Championship. Today's 2-0 defeat at Breda Park means that Knockbreda win the tie 4-2 on aggregate.
In front of a bumper crowd, Bangor started the game well. Ben Arthurs nearly snatched an early opener after 5 minutes, but his lobbed effort drifted just wide of the upright. Jamie Glover also had an effort well saved by Deane.
Following a goal less first half, the Seasiders struggled to keep up the pressure, and Knockbreda took full advantage when a corner kick was bundled over the line from close range in the 51st minute. Knockbreda extended their lead two minutes later when Greer blasted home a loose ball in the area.
Bangor made little headway against a resolute Knockbreda defence in the second half and unfortunately our season has ended with disappointment.
M.Anderson, G.Beattie, R.Neale, Z.Fletcher, J.Doey, L.Harrison, K.Devine(E.Boylan), J.Glover(J.Hughes), B.Arthurs, M.Halliday.
Subs not used: D.Gibbons, C.Mills, M.Cooling, L.Blackstock, J.Upritchard
A minutes silence was held before the game against Knockbreda in memory of Billy McCullough who sadly passed away earlier this week. A former director, Billy was a long time supporter of the club, as well as being a social club member. We extend our deepest sympathies to Billy's family and friends.
(Posted: Saturday, 14th May 2022)
Injury time goals from Ben Arthurs and Zac Fletcher mean the Seasiders still have everything to play for as we head in to Saturday's second leg tie at Breda Park.
Bangor got off to a bad start when Heggarty slid the ball past Anderson in the second minute. A Dylan O'Kane strike from distance and a lobbed effort from Arthurs were all that Bangor had to show for their first half efforts.
Knockbreda extended their lead in the 57th minute when a headed clearance fell kindly for Max Greer to smash the ball into the roof of Anderson's net.
In a high drama finish, Bangor found a road back into the tie in the 94th minute when a deep cross from the right was nodded in from close range by Ben Arthurs.
A minute later, Clandeboye Park erupted and Bangor were level when Zac Fletcher ghosted in to head home a rebound off the upright.
M.Anderson, G.Beattie, R.Neale, J.Doey, Z.Fletcher, D.O'Kane, L.Harrison, K.Devine, J.Upritchard(J.Hughes), B.Arthurs, J.Glover(M.Halliday).
Subs not used: D.Gibbons, M.Cooling, L.Blackstock, Mills, E.Boylan.
Sat, 14.05.2022 - Knockbreda v Bangor, Play Off 2nd Leg, Breda Park, 2:00pm
(Posted: Tuesday, 10th May 2022)
Bangor secured a play off spot with a 3-1 win against Armagh City at Clandeboye Park this afternoon.
The Seasiders took the lead in spectacular fashion in the 37th minute, Jack Upritchard curling the ball into the top corner of the Armagh net.
Armagh pulled a goal back early in the second half, but a double from Ben Arthurs secured the win for Bangor.
M.Anderson, G.Beattie, R.Neale, D.Hume, J.Doey, L.Harrison(E.Boylan), D.O'Kane(L.Blackstock), J.Upritchard(Z.Fletcher), B.Arthurs, M.Halliday(K.Devine), J.Glover.
Subs not used: Magill, Hughes, Millar
(Posted: Saturday, 7th May 2022)
First half goals from Michael Halliday and David Hume gave Bangor a win in the rain at Crystal Park this evening.
The Seasiders now need to avoid defeat on Saturday against Armagh City to make the play offs.
M.Anderson, G.Beattie, J.Doey, D.Hume, N.Aretzis, L.Harrison, D.O'Kane(K.Devine), J.Upritchard, M.Halliday(E.Boylan), B.Arthurs, J.Glover.
Subs not used: D.Gibbons, M.Cooling, R.Neale, J.Hughes
NEXT MATCH: 07.05.2022 - BANGOR v ARMAGH CITY, PIL, Clandeboye Park, 12:00 noon
(Posted: Tuesday, 3rd May 2022)
Bangor cling on to second place in the PIL table despite losing 4-2 to Limavady United at the Showgrounds this afternoon.
Jamie Glover raced through to put the Seasiders ahead after 20 minutes, but Pomeroy levelled it for Limavady from the penalty spot 10 minutes later.
Glover blasted Bangor back in front two minutes later with a well struck shot from 25 yards, but it was all square again after 51 minutes when Pomeroy scored his second penalty of the day.
An angled shot from distance and an own goal saw Limavady take the upper hand despite being reduced to 10 men near the end.
M.Anderson, Z.Fletcher(G.Beattie), R.Neale(L.Blackstock), D.Hume, J.Doey, N.Aretzis, L.Harrison, D.O'Kane(M.Cooling), J.Upritchard(M.Halliday), B.Arthurs, J.Glover.
Sub not used: D.Gibbons
Banbridge Town 3-0 Dollingstown, Newington 6-1 Armagh City, Moyola Park 2-2 Tobermore United, Portstewrt 7-0 PSNI
NEXT MATCH: 03.05.2022 - BANBRIDGE TOWN v BANGOR, PIL, CRYSTAL PARK, 7:00PM
(Posted: Saturday, 30th April 2022)
Bangor were soundly beaten by a rampant Newington side at Clandeboye Park this afternoon.
Reilly fired low into the corner past Anderson after 6 minutes to send Newington on their way. Newington added four more second half goals to their tally as Bangor struggled to find a way back into the game.
Bangor remain second in the table on 44 points, 4 points behind leaders Newington and 1 point ahead of Armagh City with three games remaining.
M.Anderson, G.Beattie(E.Boylan), R.Neale, N.Aretzis, P.Dickson(M.Cooling), Z.Fletcher, L.Harrison(M.Halliday), K.Devine(J.Upritchard), D.O'Kane, B.Arthurs, J.Glover.
Subs not used: D.Gibbons, J.Wasson
OTHER PIL RESULTS:
Armagh City 0-2 Dollingstown, Limavady United 1-2 Banbridge Town, Lisburn Distillery 2-1 Moyola Park, Tobermore United 1-5 PSNI
Sat, 30-04-22, Limavady United v Bangor, Limavady Showgrounds, PIL, 3:00pm
(Posted: Saturday, 23rd April 2022)
The Seasiders battled out a 2-2 draw with Dollingstown at Planters Park this evening.
Losing 1-0 at half-time, Bangor fought back to level it with a close range goal from defender Nick Aretzis There was drama in the 57th minute when David Hume was dismissed for hand ball on the goal line and Matty Anderson saved the subsequent penalty. Bangor then took the lead with a powerful header from Jamie Glover just after the hour mark. However, the 10 men couldn't hold on and a deflected shot gave Anderson no chance in the 71st minute.
M.Anderson, Z.Fletcher(E.Boylan), R.Neale, D.Hume, N.Aretzis, K.Devine. L.Harrison(P.Dickson), D.O'Kane, J.Upritchard(G.Beattie), B.Arthurs(M.Halliday), J.Glover.
Subs: M.Cooling, D.Gibbons
OTHER PIL SECTION A FIXTURES:
Banbridge Town 0-0 Armagh City, Newington 2-1 Limavady United.
Sat, 23rd April 2022 - Bangor v Newington, PIL, Clandeboye Park, 3:00PM
(Posted: Tuesday, 19th April 2022)
(Posted: Monday, 18th April 2022)
Bangor went back to the top of the Lough 41 PIL table with a spirited 1-0 win over Newington at Clandeboye Park this afternoon.
Substitute Ben Arthurs bustled his way through to fire past the advancing Maybin after 30 minutes to score the decisive goal in what was very much a one-sided game.
The Seasiders set the tone in the opening minutes when Zac Fletcher crashed a header off the Newington crossbar. The second half saw Bangor take control of the match, but the Seasiders were prevented from extending their lead by the woodwork and by Maybin who produced three excellent saves to deny Harrison, Glover and O'Kane.
M.Anderson, P.Dickson(J.Upritchard), Z.Fletcher, R.Neale, D.Hume, N.Aretzis, K.Devine, L.Harrison(J.Wasson), D.O'Kane, J.Glover, J.Hughes(B.Arthurs).
Subs not used: D.Gibbons, M.Halliday, M.Cooling, E.Boylan
OTHER PIL RESULTS:
Dollingstown 5-2 Banbridge Town, Lisburn Distillery 0-2 Limavady United, Moyola Park 2-2 Armagh City, PSNI 0-3 Portstewart
Tues, 19.04.2022 - Dollingstown v Bangor, PIL, Planters Park, 6:30pm
(Posted: Saturday, 16th April 2022)
(Posted: Thursday, 14th April 2022)
Are you passionate about football and have a desire to develop the next generation of female footballers? Bangor Football Club are looking to recruit coaches to take on roles within our exciting new Girls Academy.
Working under the Head of Girls and Womens Football you will be able to plan, deliver and evaluate coaching sessions.
No experience necessary (Level 1 preferred)
Coaches will receive:
If you’re excited to help develop the next generation of female footballers then get in touch NOW!
(Posted: Tuesday, 12th April 2022)
Two first half defensive lapses proved costly for Bangor at Crystal Park this afternoon as Banbridge eased to victory over an out of sorts Seasiders.
Former Seasider Sean og Gallagher opened the scoring on 29 minutes when he was on hand to fire home a parry from Anderson at close range. Banbridge extended their lead on the stroke of half time when Anderson's attempted save only set the ball up for Doyle to smash home on the goal line.
Bangor's misery was compounded in the second half when defender Jonathan Doey was dismissed for violent conduct in the 66th minute.
Ben Arthurs went closest for Bangor in injury time when he rattled the Banbridge crossbar with a powerful header.
M.Anderson, P.Dickson(G.Beattie), R.Neale, J.Doey, N.Atretzis, M.Cooling(D.O'Kane), K.Devine(J.Wasson), L.Harrison(D.Hume), B.Arthurs, J.Glover, F.Moffett(M.Halliday). Subs not used: D.Gibbons, L.Feeney
OTHER PIL RESULTS
Newington 5-2 Moyola Park, Limavady United 4-0 PSNI, Portstewart 1-2 Lisburn Distillery, Tobermore United 0-8 Dollingstown
REMAINING Pre-SPLIT PIL FIXTURES:
(Posted: Saturday, 9th April 2022)
(Posted: Saturday, 2nd April 2022)
Two late goals saw the points shared in a very even match between Bangor and Limavady United at Clandeboye Park this afternoon.
Jordan Hughes finally broke the deadlock in the 88th minute when he found space in the area to blast Bangor into the lead. However, Bangor's joy was short-lived as Carlin hooked the ball over Anderson to level it for Limavady one minute later.
Armagh's 1-0 victory over PSNI takes them back to the top of the Lough 41 PIL. Bangor are just one pont behind Armagh, have played one game less.
M.Anderson, P.Dickson, J.Doey, J.Hume, R.Neale, M.Cooling, K.Devine, D.O'Kane(B.Arthurs), J.Upritchard(F.Moffett)(E.Boylan), J.Hughes, J.Glover.
Subs Not Used: L.Blackstock, M.Halliday, N.Aretzis, D.Gibbons
OTHER PIL RESULTS:
Lisburn Distillery 0-5 Portstewart, PSNI 0-1 Armagh City
09.04.2022 - BANBRIDGE TOWN v BANGOR, PIL, Crystal Park, 3:00PM
(Posted: Saturday, 2nd April 2022)
The Seasiders are pleased to announce a new link up with local startup company TOTAL Ballboy Systems.
We will be trialling their new and innovative ball recovery drone service at first team home matches over the coming weeks.
The system will see an airborne monitoring drone fly overhead and track the match ball throughout the game. When the match ball is detected as leaving the pitch enclosure, one of four ground-based drones will then be automatically dispatched to recover it. In most cases, the ball is returned to the pitch within a matter of seconds!
A spokesman for TOTAL Ballboy Systems said "Football clubs lose quite a number of match balls over the course of a season and this can prove to be quite costly. We are delighted to have this opportunity to link up with Bangor to help them reduce those costs. Our team recently gave the club a full demonstration of our Ball Recovery Service and they were all very impressed!"
The Seasiders hope to have the TOTAL Ballboy System ready in time for Saturday's home match against Limavady United.
(Posted Friday, 1st April 2022)
(Posted: Thursday, 31st March 2022)
Bangor recorded their first home league win since October with an emphatic 3-1 victory over Portstewart at a sunny Clandeboye Park this afternoon.
Mark Cooling sent the Seasiders on their way in the 15th minute when he pounced on a loose ball inside the area to steer the ball into the bottom corner of the net. David Hume nearly grabbed a second after half an hour when launched a speculative lob from just over the halfway line that had Findlay scampering back to save on the goal line.
Jordan Hughes went close in the 49th minute when he crashed a 20 yard strike off the Portstewart crossbar. Bangor finally grabbed their second when Reece Neale was on hand to poke home a rebound from a Lewis Harrison shot. Eight minutes later, Karl Devine found a path through the Portstewart defence and placed the ball past Findlay for Bangor's third.
Portstewart grabbed a late consolation when Vauls headed in at the back post.
M.Anderson, P.Dickson(N.Aretzis), R.Neale, J.Doey, D.Hume, K.Devine(J.Wasson), L.Harrison, M.Cooling, J.Upritchard(F.Moffett), J.Hughes(K.Woods), J.Glover(D.O'Kane).
Subs not used: B.Arthurs, D.Gibbons
02.04.2022 - BANGOR v. LIMAVADY UNITED, PIL, Clandeboye Park, 3:00PM
OTHER PIL RESULTS
Armagh City 2-1 Limavady United, Lisburn Distillery 0-1 Banbridge Town, Moyola Park 1-1 Tobermore United, Newington 1-0 Dollingstown
(Posted: Saturday, 26th March 2022)
The Seasiders had to produce another battling performance to take all three point at a blustery Limavady Showgrounds this afternoon.
Lewis Harrison drilled home the decisive goal in the 22nd minute after good work from Jamie Glover and Mark Cooling.
Armagh City's goalless draw at Banbridge Town this afternoon means that Bangor now lead the way in the Lough 41 Premier Intermediate League by one point with a game in hand.
M.Anderson, G.Beattie, Z.Fletcher, J.Doey, D.Hume, L.Harrison,(K.Devine) D.O'Kane, M.Cooling, J.Hughes(B.Arthurs), J.Upritchard, J.Glover(J.Wasson).
Subs: F.Moffett, K.Woods, P.Dickson, D.Gibbons
OTHER PIL RESULTS
Banbridge Town 0-0 Armagh City, Newington 3-2 Tobermore United, Portstewart 1-0 Moyola Park, PSNI 1-2 Dollingstown
26.03.2022 - Bangor v. Portstewart, PIL, Clandeboye Park, 3:00pm
(Posted: Saturday, 19th March 2022)
The Seasiders continued their excellent away form by recording a 3-0 victory over PSNI at The Dub this afternoon.
Striker Jordan Hughes opened the scoring on 28 minutes when he lashed a lose ball into the top corner from 10 yards out.
A slick move after 52 minutes saw Hughes lay the ball back for Jack Upritchard who fired home from 15 yards for Bangor's second.
Four minutes later, the battling Hughes found the net with a deft 20 yard lob to seal the points for Bangor.
The Seasiders, who have one game in hand, now move to within one point of league leaders Armagh City in the Lough 41 Premier Intermediate League.
M.Anderson, G.Beattie(P.Dickson), J.Doey, D.Hume, Z.Fletcher, K.Devine(J.Wasson), L.Harrison(L.Blackstock), M.Cooling, J.Upritchard, J.Hughes(M.Halliday), J.Glover.
Subs not used: D.Gibbons, K.Woods, N.Aretzis.
19.03.2022 - Limavady Utd v. Bangor, PIL, Limavady Showgrounds, 3:00PM
(Posted: Saturday, 12th March 2022)
Bangor FC Commercial manager Ivor McGucken has welcomed progress off the pitch at Clandeboye Park.
Ivor said: "Bangor FC has changed immeasurably both on and off the pitch over the past few years. There are more and more businesses supporting the club who haven't been involved before. They've bought into the community ethos at Clandeboye and where we want to go.
"Attendances at home matches are increasing and our social media following is also growing. We are pushing for promotion this season and local business like to get involved with teams who are aiming for success. There is a real appetite in the local area to get involved with Bangor FC."
Ivor joined the Seasiders as Commercial manager in 2017. He is experienced in the field of work, having held this position with a number of other Irish league clubs. Ivor has also previously played, coached and managed Bangor FC.
Ivor continued: "The club has come a long way since the board took charge over four years ago. They have stabilised the finances, developed and modernised the social club, improved and cleaned up the ground and setup a new academy with 150 local players. On the field, the team has won its first league title and is now challenging for promotion back to the NIFL Championship.
"We must not forget that all of this has been completed in partnership with supporters, friends and the local community. We are very lucky at Bangor to have people around that care so much and are so passionate about the club.
"From a commercial viewpoint, I’m pleased with where we are at present, but I believe this is only the start and I'm confident that we can do a lot more."
Ivor would be keen to hear from any supporters who may know of any possible sponsorship or advertising opportunities.
Any business who may be interested in having a conversation about getting involved at Bangor FC, can contact Ivor by emailing: email@example.com or phoning: 07889 130260.
(Posted: Thursday, 10th March 2022)
Michelle Crawford has been appointed as Head of Women's Football at Bangor FC.
Crawford, a UEFA B licence holder, has over 17 years coaching experience, including 10 years with Linfield FC.
The new role will initially include increasing the participation of girls in the Bangor FC Mini Soccer Academy, with the aim of growing academy teams for girls.
Michelle will also support and work with the Bangor FC senior ladies squad, with the main goal of them becoming a NIFL Women’s Premiership team.
Bangor FC Chairman Graham Bailie said: "Michelle's appointment is a clear statement that football for girls and women is at the forefront of our thinking at Bangor FC. Michelle has extensive coaching experience with a top local club and has a strong belief in how best to develop young players from North Down and the surrounding areas.
"This is another positive step forward for Bangor FC since the new Board took control a few seasons ago. It is another accomplishment for the club, as we continue with our objective of being a community-based club and ensuring all our senior teams reach the highest echelons of football in Northern Ireland."
Michelle Crawford said: "Bangor FC is a progressive club and is the perfect fit for what I currently want to achieve in my career. I want to now pass on my knowledge and experience in helping to promote up-and-coming players.
"I want to ensure girls and women in Bangor, and the surrounding area, are given opportunities to play football for their local hometown club. This is a key objective of the Board.
"I understand how ambitious and driven the current Board is at Bangor FC. Their honesty and enthusiasm was a huge draw for me to take this position, along with a blank canvas in regards to setting up the girls youth structure at the club."
(Posted: Tuesday, 8th March 2022)
A winner from substitute Jordan Hughes five minutes from time at Mill Meadow this afternoon kept the Seasisders firmly in the race for the PIL title .
The Seasiders took the lead in the 35th minute when Mark Cooling guided home a penalty kick following a trip on Kyle Woods. Moyola Park hit back in the 55th minute with a well drilled 20 yard free-kick.
Jamie Glover raced down the left wing in the 85th minute and crossed for Hughes who neatly flicked the ball past Harbinson in the Moyola Park goal for the winner.
M.Anderson, R.Neale, G.Beattie, D.Hume, J.Doey, L.Harrison, D.O'Kane, M.Cooling(J.Wasson), K.Woods(J.Hughes), J.Upritchard(Z.Fletcher), J.Glover.
Subs: M.Halliday, K.Devine, P.Dickson, D.Gibbons
OTHER PIL RESULTS
Armagh City 3-0 Lisburn Distillery, Dollingstown 0-2 Limavady United, Newington 1-0 Banbridge Town, Tobermore United 1-2 PSNI
12.03.2022 - PSNI v Bangor, PIL, The Dub, 3:00pm
(Posted: Saturday, 5th March 2022)
Bangor had another frustrating afternoon at a blustery Clandeboye Park, losing 1-0 to Dollingstown. The decisive goal came from an 11th minute penalty converted by Mark McCabe.
M.Anderson, G.Beattie, J.Doey, D.Hume, R.Neale, D.O'Kane(F.Moffett), K.Devine(M.Cooling), L.Harrison, J.Upritchard, B.Arthurs(K.Woods), J.Glover(J.Hughes).
Subs: not used: D.Gibbons, Z.Fletcher, M.Halliday
Limavady United 1-1 Newington, Lisburn Distillery 0-0 Tobermore United, Portstewart 0-1 Armagh City, PSNI 1-3 Moyola Park
(Posted: Saturday, 26th February 2022)
Bangor bowed out of the Intermediate Cup this afternoon, losing 3-0 to Newington at Clandeboye Park
A second half goal from Gary Warwick and a brace from former Seasider Darren Stuart gave Newington a comfortable win over an out of sorts Bangor side.
M.Anderson, G.Beattie, J.Doey, P.Dickson, Z.Fletcher, L.Harrison(K.Woods), K.Devine(M.Cooling), J.Wasson, J.Upritchard, B.Arthurs(M.Halliday), R.Neale
Subs: D.Gibbons, D.Hume
LOUGH 41 PIL RESULT
Portstewart 0-0 Tobermore United
26.02.2022 - Bangor v Dollingstown, Lough 41 PIL, Clandeboye Park, 3:00pm
(Posted: Saturday, 19th February 2022)
Bangor moved to within one point of Armagh City with an emphatic 3-0 victory over the league leaders at Holm Park this afternoon.
Jamie Glover sent Bangor on their way in the 4th minute when he brushed off a couple of challenges to hit a deflected shot into the Armagh City net.
Bangor's second goal came ten minutes into the second half when Karl Devine sent Jack Upritchard through to fire a well placed shot into the top corner of the net past the stranded Byrne.
Upritchard raced through again on the hour and this time scored with a shot that went in off the upright.
BANGOR TEAM: M.Anderson, R.Neale, Z.Fletcher, J.Doey, P.Dickson, K.Devine(J.Wasson), L.Harrison(M.Cooling), D.O'Kane(G.Beattie), B.Arthurs(M.Halliday), J.Upritchard(K.Woods), J.Glover. Subs not used: J.Magill, E.Boylan
OTHER PIL RESULTS
Banbridge Town 2-0 PSNI, Dollingstown 2-0 Portstewart, Moyola Park 1-4 Lisburn Distillery, Tobermore United 1-2 Limavady United
19.02.2022 - BANGOR v NEWINGTON, Intermediate Cup, Clandeboye Park, 3:00pm
(Posted: Saturday, 12th February 2022)
The Seasiders got back on track this afternoon with a vital 3-2 victory over title challenging Newington at Solitude.
Bangor started strongly and took the lead after 28 minutes when an inch perfect cross from Zac Fletcher found Dylan O'Kane who crashed home a header from 10 yards.
Jamie Glover robbed the ball from the Newington defence on the left wing and saw his drilled cross deflect into the Newington goal to make it on 2-0 to Bangor after 38 minutes.
Four minutes later, Ben Arthurs raced through to slide the ball past Maybin to make 3-0 to Bangor at the break.
HALF-TIME: Newington 0-3 Bangor
A revitalised Newington side started the second half well and pulled a goal back from the penalty spot in the 50th minute. Matty Anderson had to pull off a number of smart stops, but could do little to stop a header from Lundy in the 68th minute to put Newington right back in the game. Newington forced Bangor back for long spells as the game drew to a close, but swift reactions from Anderson and a last ditch clearance from Reece Neale were just enough to secure the win for the Seasiders.
FULL-TIME: NEWINGTON 2-3 BANGOR
M.Anderson, R.Neale, Z.Fletcher, J.Doey, N.Aretzis(P.Dickson), D.O'Kane, K.Devine, L.Harrison(J.Wasson), J.Upritchard, B.Arthurs(K.Woods), J.Glover
Subs not used: M.Cooling, Magill, E.Boylan
OTHER LEAGUE RESULTS:
Armagh City 5-1 PSNI, Banbridge Town 1-1 Tobermore United, Lisburn Distillery 2-3 Dollingstown
12.02.2022 - Armagh City v. Bangor, Holm Park, Lough 41 PIL, 3:00pm
(Posted: Saturday, 5th February 2022)
It has been a busy January transfer window for the Seasiders with a number of comings and goings at Clandeboye Park. The following moves have been confirmed in recent days:
NEW ARRIVAL - NICK ARETZIS
Joining the Seasiders on loan from Larne for the rest of the season is 18 year old Australian central defender Nick Aretzis. Nick is in his second year of a scholarship here in Northern Ireland and he made his debut for the Larne first team in a 3-1 win over Carrick Rangers in December. Nick recently signed professional terms with the Inver Men, but has agreed to see out the remainder of this season with Bangor. Welcome to club Nick!
Defender Kyle Calderwood who joined us just a few weeks ago on loan has now been recalled by his parent club Ards.
Goalkeeper Ben Nicholl, who made two appearances for us this season has returned to Carrick Rangers and defender Dylan Snoddon has joined Belfast Celtic.
We wish these players well and thank them for their time at Bangor.
(Posted: Tuesday, 1st February 2022)
Bangor had another frustrating day at Clandeboye Park, losing 1-0 to a spirited Lisburn Distillery side.
Both sides squandered several efforts in a goalless first half that saw both Reece Neale and Lewis Harrison strike the Distillery crossbar.
Bangor dominated for long spells in the second half, but eventually fell behind to a breakaway Mick O'Hanlon goal in the 80th minute.
Ben Arthurs had an effort cleared off the line and Dylan O'Kane had a dipping effort from distance tipped over the crossbar by Nicholl.
M.Anderson, Z.Fletcher, R.Neale, K.Calderwood, P.Dickson, J.Wasson(D.O'Kane), K.Devine, L.Harrison(M.Halliday), B.Arthurs, J.Upritchard(J.Hughes), J.Glover
Subs: D.Gibbons, M.Cooling, J.Doey
OTHER PIL RESULTS:
Newington 7-0 PSNI, Moyola Park 1-0 Banbridge Town, Portstewart 0-1 Limavady United, Tobermore United 0-1 Armagh City
05.02.2022 - Newington v. Bangor, PIL, Solitude
(Posted: Saturday, 29th January 2022)
A single Ben Arthurs first half goal was enough to put Bangor in hat for the fourth round of the McComb's Coach Travel Intermediate Cup. Arthurs showed some neat footwork before before blasting past Topping for the 19th minute winner.
M.Anderson, G.Beattie, R.Neale, J.Doey(Z.Fletcher), P.Dickson, M.Cooling, L.Blackstock(J.Wasson), K.Devine, J.Upritchard, B.Arthurs, K.Woods(F.Moffett)
Subs not used: D.Gibbons, M.Halliday.
(Posted: Saturday, 22nd January 2022)
A Kyle Woods headed goal after 36 minutes was enough for Bangor to take all three points away from Fortwilliam Park this afternoon.
M.Anderson, G.Beattie, R.Neale, J.Doey, P.Dickson, J.Wasson(D.O'Kane), L.Harrison(J.Hughes), K.Devine, J.Upritchard, K.Woods(B.Arthurs), J.Glover
Subs: K.Calderwood, D.Gibbons, M.Cooling, K.Storey
OTHER LOUGH 41 PIL RESULTS:Armagh City 2-1 Newington; Banbridge Town 1-0 Portstewart; Dollingstown 1-2 Moyola Park; Lisburn Distillery 2-1 PSNI
22.01.2022 - BANGOR v. COMBER REC, Intermediate Cup, Clandeboye Park, 1:30PM
(Posted: Saturday 15th January 2022)
Bangor said farewell to popular central defender Ryan Arthur this week when he completed his transfer to Ballyclare Comrades in the Championship. Ryan joined us in July 2018 and went on to play a key role in our promotion from the Ballymena and Provincial Intermediate League. He was also part of the side that lifted the McReynolds Cup in 2019. We wish Ryan every success at Dixon Park.
Following Ryan's departure, Lee Feeney has bolstered Bangor's defence by bringing in 22 year old Kyle Calderwood who arrives on loan from Ards until the end of the season.
Bangor will take on Newington in the Lough 41 PIL at Solitude on Saturday, 5th February.
Match kick-off 2:00pm
(Posted: Friday, 14th January 2022)
Bangor have today completed the signing of 30 year old forward Jordan Hughes and 23 year old midfielder Dylan O'Kane
Jordan is a striker who enjoyed playing the last four seasons at Dundela, firing them to promotion to the Championship and collecting the PIL Player of the Year award in doing so.
Dylan is a local lad who makes the move from Ards, having spent the previous season with Premiership side Dungannon Swifts.
Welcome to the Seasiders!
(Posted: Wednesday, 12th January 2022)
The Seasiders got off to a poor start when Andrew Scott raced through to loft the ball over Anderson after just three minutes. Ronan Hale made it 2-0 for Larne from the penalty spot in the 17th minute after Jarvis was adjudged to have been pulled down in the area. Hale grabbed his second in the 30th minute when he latched on to another long ball to score Larne's third past the advancing Anderson.
Hale headed in his hat-trick in the 58th minute and then rounded off the scoring in the 87th minute with a shot into the top corner of Anderson's net.
F-T: BANGOR 0-5 LARNE
M.Anderson, G.Beattie (Z.Fletcher), R.Neale, J.Doey, R.Arthur, L.Harrison (K.Devine), M.Cooling, J.Glover (D.Hume), K.Woods (J.Upritchard), B.Arthurs, K.Storey (M.Halliday).
Subs: J.Wasson, D.Gibbons
TODAY'S LOUGH 41 PIL RESULT:
Armagh City 1-2 Dollingstown
NEXT MATCH: 15.01.2022 - Tobermore United v. Bangor (Lough 41 PIL), Fortwilliam Park, 2:00PM
(Posted: Saturday, 8th January 2022)
We are pleased to announce that former Glentoran and H&W Welders left-sided player Jamie Glover has completed his transfer to Bangor.
The 20 year old joined the Seasiders from Ards earlier this evening.
(Posted: Thursday, 6th January 2022)