Belfast Telegraph

Fans to get answers after Bangor are saved from being shut down

By Keith Bailie

Bangor Football Club will hold an open meeting to address the concerns of supporters ahead of tomorrow's Championship One clash with Larne.

Yesterday a winding-up order against the 98-year old club was dismissed by the High Court, after they settled their debt with TAL Engineering.

Last week, the Belfast Telegraph revealed that club had failed to successfully complete their Championship Licence application, which means they will be demoted to third-tier of Irish League football at the end of the season.

The meeting will take place in the Clandeboye Road social club at 1pm, with the game against Larne set to kick-off at 3pm.

Bangor's local rivals Ards will be relieved that their landlords have not been shut down. The exiled Newtownards club will be hoping to use Bangor's ground in the Premiership next season.

Following Tuesday's 2-1 win over Lurgan Celtic, Ards lead the Championship by four points with three games left to play. The Red & Blues can secure the title tomorrow if they beat third-placed Institute tomorrow at Drumahoe and H&W Welders are defeated by already-relegated Donegal Celtic in West Belfast.

Ards boss Niall Currie said; "Our fans shouldn't expect us to play pretty football between now and the end of the season. It's all about getting over the line.

"The players aren't playing with freedom and the moment as they're under a bit of pressure, but I believe we have the quality to get the job done."

The teams at the bottom of the Premiership will be hoping the Welders prevail, as they cannot be promoted to the Premiership. Conversely, Ards' opponents won't get a Play-Off unless Currie's men lift the league title.

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