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Seasiders planning to sink the Welders


Bangor boss Garth Scates

Bangor boss Garth Scates

Bangor boss Garth Scates

The last time Bangor played Harland & Wolff Welders at Clandeboye Park the home club were preparing to celebrate winning the Belfast Telegraph Championship One title.

Unfortunately for the Seasiders a second half Josh Cahoon goal gave the Welders a draw and handed Institute the title.

However, Bangor boss Garth Scates isn't dwelling on last season's defeat.

He is now focused on winning tomorrow's top of the table clash. After two games the Welders are in pole position with six points, while Bangor are in second with four.

Scates said: "The Welders are a fantastic team and they've had a great start to the season, so I'm expecting a very difficult game. But the truth is you face a difficult game every time you play a league match.

"The Welders came here last season and drew with us to stop us winning the league, so we know what they're capable of.

"People have said that there are two or three teams in the division who can win this league but I think there are actually four or five teams."

At Taylor's Avenue, Carrick Rangers face Larne in the East Antrim derby.

Manager Tommy Kincaid, defender Darren Nixon and midfielder Jimmy McIlhagga will go up against their old team Ards at New Grosvenor.

Elsewhere, Loughgall host Ballyclare Comrades, Knockbreda take on Donegal Celtic and last season's two promoted sides Armagh City and the PSNI clash at Holm Park. In Championship Two, the top two clash in West Belfast as Pat McAllister's Sport & Leisure Swifts host Moyola Park.

Belfast Telegraph