Ards 2
Ballymena United 0
League (NIFL Premiership)


Ards 

2 - 0

Ballymena United


League (NIFL Premiership)
Friday, August 30th, 2013
Clandeboye Park
Attendance: 440
7:45 PM Kick-off


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
Tony Kane .2
Stephen McBride
Mark McCullagh
Jonathan Taylor
Alan Teggart
Alan Davidson
Gary Thompson
Neal Gawley
Allan Jenkins .10
Shane Dolan

Bench
Andrew Smith
William Faulkner
Andrew Hunter
Ross Arthurs
Mark McClelland
Michael Ruddy
Aaron Stewart .6
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)

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

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

John Deighan (Referee)



Match Report


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



Squad Statistics (as at August 30th, 2013)


2013-2014 All Time
Age
Dwayne Nelson (GK)28 4 - 162 -
Mark McCullagh26 4 - 11 -
Tony Kane26 51736
Jonathan Taylor25 41354
Stephen McBride30 4 - 4 -
Allan Jenkins31 417612
Alan Davidson25 4 - 428
Gary Thompson23 51456
Neal Gawley27 3 - 3 -
Alan Teggart26 4 - 8215
Shane Dolan25 32165
Gary Liggett (sub)25 51226
Neil Lowry (sub)20 51383



League Table (as at August 30th, 2013)


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

* - Table split into two divisions of six.