Ards 2 - 0 Ballymena United

League - NIFL Premiership
Friday, August 30th, 2013, 7:45 PM at Clandeboye Park
Attendance: 440
Referee: John Deighan
Ards Ballymena United

Goalscorers
Ben Roy (32)
William Faulkner (80)
None.

Team Managers
Niall Currie Glenn Ferguson

Starting Eleven
Graeme McKibbin
David Armstrong
David Gibson
Gary Spence
Neil Dougan
Ryan Henderson
James Cully
Craig McMillen
Paul McDowell
Kyle McDowell
Ben Roy
Dwayne Nelson
Jonathan Taylor
Mark McCullagh
Stephen McBride
Tony Kane
Alan Davidson
Alan Teggart
Allan Jenkins
Gary Thompson
Neal Gawley
Shane Dolan

Bench
Andrew Smith
William Faulkner
Andrew Hunter
Ross Arthurs
Mark McClelland
Aaron Stewart
Michael Ruddy
Gavin Taggart
Gary Liggett
Neil Lowry

Substitutions
Andrew Smith for Ryan Henderson (46)
William Faulkner for Ben Roy (46)
Andrew Hunter for David Armstrong (68)
Gary Liggett for Neal Gawley (61)
Neil Lowry for Stephen McBride (82)

Bookings
Paul McDowell (15)
Craig McMillen (55)
David Armstrong (57)
Andrew Smith (90)
None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Dwayne Nelson (GK) 162 apps -
Tony Kane 73 apps6 goals
Stephen McBride 4 apps -
Mark McCullagh 11 apps -
Jonathan Taylor 35 apps4 goals
Alan Teggart 82 apps15 goals
Gary Thompson 45 apps6 goals
Alan Davidson 42 apps8 goals
Neal Gawley 3 apps -
Allan Jenkins 76 apps12 goals
Shane Dolan 16 apps5 goals
Gary Liggett (sub) 22 apps6 goals
Neil Lowry (sub) 38 apps3 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Gary Thompson (23 years 102 days)
Oldest Player:Allan Jenkins (31 years 335 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 17 days
Domestic Players:8 (72.73 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Neil Lowry (20 years 26 days)
Oldest Player:Allan Jenkins (31 years 335 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 4 days
Domestic Players:13 (81.25 % of matchday squad)

ARDS picked up their first win of the campaign with a relatively untroubled defeat of Ballymena United at Dixon Park.

They deservedly moved in front after 32 minutes through Ben Roy when, from just inside the box, he rifled a right-foot shot past the outstretched Dwayne Nelson into the top corner.

Moments before that, at the other end, Alan Teggart took the ball past two Ards defenders before crossing for Neal Gawley who just failed to connect when the slightest of touches would have turned the ball home.

Paul McDowell might have doubled the lead for Niall Currie's side seven minutes from the break only for the ball to flash over the crossbar.

United really should have levelled midway through the first half when Shane Dolan flicked the ball on for Alan Davidson but he could only fire weakly straight at 'keeper Graeme McKibbin.

Ards extended their advantage with 11 minutes remaining when William Faulkner sent a right-foot cross/shot into the far corner.

Match report written by Official NIFL Website



Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Cliftonville 4 3 0 1 13 8 5 9
2. Portadown 4 2 2 0 7 4 3 8
3. Ballinamallard United 4 2 1 1 4 1 3 7
4. Dungannon Swifts 4 2 1 1 8 7 1 7
5. Ballymena United 4 2 0 2 7 10 -3 6
6. Glenavon 4 1 2 1 12 10 2 5
7. Glentoran 3 1 2 0 3 2 1 5
8. Coleraine 4 0 4 0 7 7 0 4
9. Crusaders 4 1 1 2 5 5 0 4
10. Ards 4 1 0 3 5 8 -3 3
11. Warrenpoint Town 4 1 0 3 6 11 -5 3
12. Linfield 3 0 1 2 3 7 -4 1
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