THE Seasiders maintained their unbeaten home record with a comfortable win over struggling Banbridge at a rain and windswept Clandeboye Park.
Man of the Match was lanky midfielder Ben Browne with a second half hat trick.
It took the players a while to get used to a slippery surface, but Bangor grabbed the lead after twelve minutes when winger Gareth McLaughlin crossed from the left and central defender Dean Youle rose to glance the ball from eight yards into the right hand corner of the net.
The visitors' defence worked hard to restrict Bangor to that one goal at the break, but after the interval the home team turned the screw, going two up on 64 minutes after the lively Browne beat a couple of Banbridge defenders to Jonny Bowers' 25 yard free kick and slid home from six yards.
Nine minutes later Browne was on the end of Andy Morrow's cross from the right to give keeper Michael McAllister no chance from 15 yards.
On 83 minutes Banbridge defender James Wilson tripped Andy Morrow in the box, and Browne competed his hat-trick with a rocket shot from the spot past a helpless McAllister.
Bangor: Cairnduff, Youle, Watterson, Hylands, McLaughlin, Browne, Morrow, Rafferty, J. Bowers, G. Bowers, G. Beattie subs Scates (not used), O'Gormley (replaced J. Bowers 71), Leitch (replaced Rafferty 55), McQuillan (replaced G. Bowers 80), Harper (not used)
Banbridge Town: McAllister, Wilson, Robb, Thompson, Nelson, McGrath, Jones, McCartan, Downey, Kingsberry, Gallagher subs McBurney (replaced Nelson 50), Haughey (not used), Cree (not used)