Match Centre

Championship
Tuesday 26 December 2023 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Clandeboye Park

Referee: Mark Dillon

Ards home-team
2 FT 2
away-team Bangor
  •   Callum Dougan 71'
  •   Ross Hunter 80'
  •   Scott McArthur 11'
  •   Ben Arthurs 18'
football

ARDS HIT BACK TO SHARE NORTH DOWN DERBY SPOILS

Ards fought back from two goals down to earn a share of the spoils from the north Down Boxing Day derby at Clandeboye Park.

Bangor, on this occasion the 'away' side, moved in front on 11 minutes when Scott McArthur caught the Ards defence napping to roll home a Reece Neale throw-in.

Then, seven minutes after that, Ben Arthurs outmuscled his marker to drive home a second for the Seasiders.

Ards might have pulled one back later in the first half only for Callum Dougan to see a spot-kick saved by keeper James Taylor but, on 71 minutes, Dougan made up for that to set up a gripping finish to the game.

Ben Walker might have restored Bangor's two-goal cushion with around a quarter-of-an-hour to go but he could only look on as his effort came crashing back off an upright.

But, on 80 minutes, Ross Hunter hit Ards' equaliser when he received the ball at the back post and slid it under Taylor.

Ards: Moore, Greer, Ruddy, Scannell, Cafolla, Dougan, Taggart, Miller, Gorman, Steele, Hunter subs Shields, McCallum, McAllister, Ritchie, Tipton, Bayliss, McLaughlin

Bangor: Taylor, Henderson, Harrison, Arthurs, A. Neale, McArthur, R. Neale, Walker, Brown, Francis, Hume subs Orbinson, Beattie, Arthur, Hughes, O'Kane, Devine, Halliday

  • FULL TIME
    Ards   2 - 2 Bangor
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Max Miller

    Ards

    87'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    George Tipton

    Ards

    87'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Hughes

    Bangor

    85'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Dylan O'Kane

    H&W Welders

    85'
  • GOAL

    Ross Hunter

    Unregistered Players

    80'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jack Henderson

    Portadown

    75'
  • GOAL

    Callum Dougan

    Ards

    71'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Adam Neale

    Bangor

    63'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Michael Halliday

    Bangor

    63'
  •  Yellow Card

    Adam Neale

    Bangor

    53'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Scott McArthur

    Bangor

    28'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Dylan O'Kane

    H&W Welders

    28'
  • GOAL

    Ben Arthurs

    Bangor

    18'
  • GOAL

    Scott McArthur

    Bangor

    11'

Ards

  • Alex Moore
  • Max Greer
  • Michael Ruddy
  • Eamon Scannell
  • Patrick Cafolla
  • Callum Dougan 71'
  • Ethan Taggart
  • Max Miller red substitution 87'
  • Matthew Gorman
  • Aidan Steele
  • Ross Hunter 80'

Substitutes

  • Neil Shields
  • Adam McCallum
  • David McAllister
  • Luke Ritchie
  • George Tipton green substitution 87'
  • Finlay Bayliss
  • James McLaughlin

Bangor

  • James Taylor
  • Jack Henderson 75'
  • Lewis Harrison
  • Scott McArthur red substitution 28' 11'
  • Adam Neale 53' red substitution 63'
  • Ben Arthurs 18'
  • Reece Neale
  • Ben Walker
  • Sean Brown
  • Lewis Francis
  • David Hume

Substitutes

  • Marc Orbinson
  • Gareth Beattie
  • Ryan Arthur
  • Jordan Hughes green substitution 85'
  • Dylan O'Kane green substitution 28' red substitution 85'
  • Karl Devine
  • Michael Halliday green substitution 63'