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Match Centre

Championship
Tuesday 28 January 2020 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Bangor Fuels Arena

Referee: Ben McMaster

Ards home-team
1 FT 2
away-team HW Welders
  •   Craig McMillen 58'
  •   Matthew Ferguson 16' 81'
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Matthew Ferguson scored both Welders goals ©INPHO/Jonathan Porter

FERGUSON DOUBLE SECURES WIN FOR WELDERS

Matthew Ferguson bagged both goals as HW Welders defeated Ards at the Bangor Fuels Arena.

The 24-year-old opened the scoring with just over a quarter-of-an-hour on the clock after receiving the ball from Alan McMurtry before turning outside the area and sending an unstoppable effort into the top left corner beyond the reach of Brian Neeson.

Ards attempted to carve out the equaliser with Craig McMillen and Michael McLellan both fizzing efforts just wide while, at the other end, McMurtry saw a low drive pushed away by Neeson.

However, Ards did get back on level terms just before the hour when McMillen delivered a corner from the left which bypassed everyone before ending up in the far corner of the net.

And the home side might have moved in front soon after when McLellan did well down the right to cross to opposite side of the box but the onrushing Kym Nelson was unlucky to head into the side netting.

Gary Spence had a chance to restore the lead for the Welders later in the game only to head over from a corner around six yards out before, with nine minutes remaining, Ferguson scored what proved to be the winner with an unstoppable strike from 12 yards after Ross Arthurs had nodded the ball on.

Ards: Neeson, McMillan, Armstrong, Harwood, Murray, McMillen, Nelson, McLellan, E. McAllister, Calderwood, Jallow subs Dinu (not used), Wilson (not used), Gemmell (not used), McConnell (replaced McMillen 78), Cushnie (replaced Murray 85)

HW Welders: Miskelly, McMurtry, McMurray, Wright, Spence, Deans, Graham, Arthurs, Harris, Ferguson, Davidson subs Harrison (not used), Gwiazda (replaced Graham 67), Nelson (not used), Grierson (not used), Dornan (replaced Ferguson 87)

  • FULL TIME
    Ards   1 - 2 HW Welders
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Matthew Ferguson

    HW Welders

    87'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Charlie Dornan

    HW Welders

    87'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Thomas Murray

    Ards

    85'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ben Cushnie

    Glentoran

    85'
  • GOAL

    Matthew Ferguson

    HW Welders

    81'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Craig McMillen

    Ards

    78'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Caoimhin McConnell

    Unregistered Players

    78'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    David Graham

    HW Welders

    67'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Luckas Gwiazda

    HW Welders

    67'
  • GOAL

    Craig McMillen

    Ards

    58'
  • GOAL

    Matthew Ferguson

    HW Welders

    16'
  •  Yellow Card

    Scott Davidson

    HW Welders

    13'

Ards

  • Brian Neeson
  • Scott McMillan
  • William Armstrong
  • Adam Harwood
  • Thomas Murray red substitution 85'
  • Craig McMillen red substitution 78' 58'
  • Kym Nelson
  • Michael McLellan
  • Eamon McAllister
  • Kyle Calderwood
  • Salou Jallow

Substitutes

  • Sam Dinu
  • Dylan Wilson
  • Cai Gemmell
  • Caoimhin McConnell green substitution 78'
  • Ben Cushnie green substitution 85'

HW Welders

  • Ryan Miskelly
  • Alan McMurtry
  • Daniel McMurray
  • Adam Wright
  • Gary Spence
  • Ryan Deans
  • David Graham red substitution 67'
  • Ross Arthurs
  • Craig Harris
  • Matthew Ferguson red substitution 87' 16' 81'
  • Scott Davidson 13'

Substitutes

  • Lewis Harrison
  • Luckas Gwiazda green substitution 67'
  • Brandon Nelson
  • Harry Grierson
  • Charlie Dornan green substitution 87'

HW Welders

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