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Match Centre

League Cup
Tuesday 27 August 2019 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Clandeboye Park

Referee: Andrew Davey

Bangor home-team
5 FT 3
away-team Carrick Rangers
  •   Thomas Wray 59'
  •   Mark Cooling 83p'
  •   Ben Arthurs 96'
  •   Jordan Lucas 97'
  •   Gerard McMullan 102'
  •   Mark Kelly 84'
  •   Michael Smith 44'
  •   Lee Chapman 110'
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Thomas Wray was amongst Bangor's scorers ©Stephen Hamilton/PressEye.com

SEASIDERS STUN RANGERS WITH LEAGUE CUP VICTORY

Bangor caused the shock of the BetMcLean League Cup with victory over Premiership visitors Carrick Rangers, and that after playing the last half-an-hour with ten men.

It was the Premier Intermediate League side that had the game's first real chance Gerard McMullan forced a great save from Carrick stopper Liam McAuley with almost half-hour played.

With half-time looming, it was Carrick Rangers who took the lead when Michael Smith's low cross was turned into the goal by a Bangor defender.

Undeterred the Seasiders fought back and found an equaliser on 59 minutes through the head of veteran defender Thomas Wray following a long throw in.

With just seven minutes remaining Bangor took the lead against their top-flight opponents from the penalty spot, as Mark Cooling converted.

The advantage was short lived as sixty seconds after the spot-kick, Mark Kelly bundled the ball over the line for Rangers.

Bangor ended the 90 minutes with ten men following Steven Hislop's stoppage time dismissal for a challenge on Caolan Loughran but the Seasiders came out in extra-time all guns blazing with two goals in quick succession.

Ben Arthurs made it 3-2 on 96 minutes after showing great composure to take the ball around McAuley and into the empty net.

Then, a minute later, Jordan Lucas added a fourth when he connected with Gerard McMullan's pass to bury the ball beyond the Carrick keeper.

It got worse for the visitors five minutes after that when McMullan found the bottom corner to put Bangor out of reach.

Carrick did pull a goal back on 110 minutes through Lee Chapman but it was too little, too late to spark a revival for the Premiership side.

Bangor: Craughwell, Fletcher, Beattie, McAlinden, Wray, Wasson, Johnston, Cooling, Arthurs, Lucas, McMullan subs Arthur (not used), Halliday (replaced Arthurs 111), Dickson (not used), Hislop (replaced Johnston 84), Boylan (replaced Lucas 99), Atkinson (replaced Wasson 64), Gibbons (not used)

Carrick Rangers: McAuley, Carson, Rodgers, M. Kelly, Nixon, Magill, Ferrin, Smith, McDermott, Gray, Anderson subs Hogg (not used), Neale (replaced Loughran 103), Surgenor (not used), Loughran (replaced Rodgers 57), Chapman (replaced Magill 82), Smiley (replaced Smith 70)

  • FULL TIME
    Bangor   5 - 3 Carrick Rangers
  •  Red Card

    Steven Hislop

    Unregistered Players

    90+4'
  • GOAL

    Mark Cooling

    Bangor

    83p'
  •  Yellow Card

    Gareth Beattie

    Bangor

    114'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ben Arthurs

    Bangor

    111'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Michael Halliday

    Bangor

    111'
  • GOAL

    Lee Chapman

    Ballymena United

    110'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Reece Neale

    Bangor

    103'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Caolan Loughran

    Ballymena United

    103'
  • GOAL

    Gerard McMullan

    Bangor

    102'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Lucas

    Unregistered Players

    99'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ethan Boylan

    Bangor

    99'
  • GOAL

    Jordan Lucas

    Unregistered Players

    97'
  • GOAL

    Ben Arthurs

    Bangor

    96'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Matthew Johnston

    Unregistered Players

    84'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Steven Hislop

    Unregistered Players

    84'
  • GOAL

    Mark Kelly

    Newry City

    84'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Daniel Magill

    Ards

    82'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Lee Chapman

    Ballymena United

    82'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Michael Smith

    Dundela

    70'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Dylan Smiley

    PSNI

    70'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jack Wasson

    Bangor

    64'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Niall Atkinson

    Unregistered Players

    64'
  • GOAL

    Thomas Wray

    Unregistered Players

    59'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Christopher Rodgers

    Ballymena United

    57'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Caolan Loughran

    Ballymena United

    57'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jack Wasson

    Bangor

    49'
  • GOAL

    Michael Smith

    Dundela

    44'

Bangor

  • Jason Craughwell
  • Isaac Fletcher
  • Gareth Beattie 114'
  • Michael McAlinden
  • Thomas Wray 59'
  • Jack Wasson 49' red substitution 64'
  • Matthew Johnston red substitution 84'
  • Mark Cooling 83p'
  • Ben Arthurs red substitution 111' 96'
  • Jordan Lucas red substitution 99' 97'
  • Gerard McMullan 102'

Substitutes

  • Ryan Arthur
  • Michael Halliday green substitution 111'
  • Paul Dickson
  • Steven Hislop 90+4' green substitution 84'
  • Ethan Boylan green substitution 99'
  • Niall Atkinson green substitution 64'
  • Darren Gibbons

Carrick Rangers

  • Liam McAuley
  • Mark Carson
  • Christopher Rodgers red substitution 57'
  • Mark Kelly 84'
  • Stewart Nixon
  • Daniel Magill red substitution 82'
  • James Ferrin
  • Michael Smith red substitution 70' 44'
  • Ashton McDermott
  • Adam Gray
  • Lloyd Anderson

Substitutes

  • Aaron Hogg
  • Reece Neale green substitution 103'
  • Mark Surgenor
  • Caolan Loughran green substitution 57' red substitution 103'
  • Lee Chapman green substitution 82' 110'
  • Dylan Smiley green substitution 70'

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