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Bangor hit six in cup defence

Bangor hit six in cup defence

Dungiven 0, Bangor 6 INTERMEDIATE CUP-HOLDERS Bangor proved too slick in front of goal on Saturday for their hard-working NI Intermediate League opponents, scoring three goals in each half, with strikers Ethan Boylan and Richard Gibson scoring a brace each, and midfielder Dom Melly and substitute Colin Nixon adding one each. Making five changes from


League campaign back on track

Bangor 4 Donegal Celtic 2 IT was back to league action on Saturday and Bangor showed there was no cup hangover following the Co Antrim Shield final four days earlier as they defeated an impressive Donegal Celtic side which played some excellent football. Indeed the home team had to work hard to keep their place

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Seasiders edged out in close-run final

A GOAL after 15 minutes was enough to give Cliftonville their tenth win in a Co Antrim Shield final but a defiant Bangor team made the Premiership champions fight all the way before they were able to lift the trophy. The game was played in front of a crowd of 2,700 on a bitterly cold

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Spectator hidden gem recalls Great War’s famous ‘football’ truce

AN EARTH shattering outbreak of peace and goodwill amidst the carnage of World War One made headlines around the globe recently on its centenary. The Christmas truce of December 1914 has gone down in the annals of history, largely due a ‘friendly’ football match between sworn enemies on the frontline. The bizarre game between British

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Footballer Gillespie back in court

FORMER Manchester United and Northern Ireland footballer Keith Gillespie has been charged with breaching a restraining order less than two weeks after it began. Gillespie, of Ballycrochan Avenue, Bangor, is charged with breaching a restraining order barring him from contacting his ex-partner. The breach is alleged to have occurred on 24 June 2014 on High

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Bangor aim for fourth Shield win

Bangor v Cliftonville Co Antrim Shield final, Solitude, 7.45pm, Tuesday January 13 BANGOR travel to Solitude for the second time in four weeks to take on league champions Cliftonville with the knowledge they ran their opponents mighty close in that last encounter, and were finally edged out by the odd goal in seven in a

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Raffle raises £400 for hospice rebuild

BANGOR Football Club organised a raffle at its game against Carrick Rangers and raised £400 for the Bangor Hospice Support Group. The raffle was organised by club director Graham Bailie as supporters from both Bangor FC and Carrick Rangers FC entered The Bangor Fuels Arena. Graham said, “We were inspired to do our bit to


Seasiders still up for the Cup

Bangor 2, Lurgan Celtic 1 BANGOR found it hard going against a lively Lurgan Celtic side on Saturday in their fourth round Irish Cup match with a blustery wind certainly not making things any easier for either set of players. In the end, two first half goals within a minute just after the half hour