Kym Nelson (13)
Craig McMillen (40p)
Kyle Calderwood (90 2)


Kym Nelson opened the scoring for Ards (©INPHO/Jonathan Porter)


Ards made it two wins from two for new boss John Bailie with a comprehensive victory over Loughgall at the Bangor Fuels Arena.

It took Ards less than a quarter-of-an-hour to open the scoring when, from David McAllister's corner, Kym Nelson fired home from close range after the ball wasn't cleared.

Then, five minutes from the break, Craig McMillen made it 2-0 with successfully converted spot-kick into the bottom corner after the referee had spotted handball in the area.

The Villagers attempted to get back into the game in the second half but despite efforts from, amongst others, Jordan Gibson and Nathaniel Ferris, they found no way past Brian Neeson.

Ards made sure of the points in stoppage time through substitute Kyle Calderwood with a superb finish from inside the area after a defensive error.

Ards: Neeson, McMillan, Armstrong, McGovern, Taylor, Murray, McMillen, Nelson, D. McAllister, E. McAllister, Harris subs Pollock (not used), D. Wilson (replaced E. McAllister 77), McConnell (not used), Calderwood (replaced Murray 84), Magee (replaced McMillan 88)

Loughgall: Buchanan, Kerr, Rea, Brennan, Lyttle, Ferguson, Malone, S. McCullough, Ferris, Gibson, Hoey subs Soares (replaced Malone 49), Scott (not used), Copeland (not used), Douglas (replaced S. McCullough 74), Smith (replaced Ferguson 85)

Referee: Glenn Buchanan

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