Emmett Templeton (08)
Darren Doherty (OG) (70)

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Michael O'Hanlon (53)

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Ards manager Niall Currie (Picture: Declan Roughan/PressEye.com)

ARDS WIN AGAIN TO KEEP PACE AT TOP

Emmett Templeton fired Ards in front as early as the eighth minute after getting on the end of a Thomas Lambe pass to lift the ball over the head of Comrades 'keeper Jonah Nicholl.

The visitors levelled on 53 minutes through Michael O'Hanlon with a header from Curtis Dempster's cross.

But, with 20 minutes remaining, Ards' winner came in fortunate circumstances as Darren Doherty turned a Gary Warwick ball into the area past his own 'keeper whilst attempting to make a clearance.

Ards: Brown, Hall, Cully, Convery, Arthurs, Templeton, McKee, O'Neill, E. McAllster, D. McAllister, Lambe subs McDonnell (replaced Templeton 77), Dorian (not used), Warwick (replaced E. McAllister 61), Gage (not used), Browne (replaced D. McAllister 61)

Ballyclare Comrades: Nicholl, Doherty, Woods, McIlveen, Wharry, McCart, Brown, Dobbin, Reid, Simpson, O'Hanlon subs Getty (not used), McQuitty (not used), King (replaced Dempster 70), Dempster (replaced Brown 46), E. Hill (replaced Doherty 80)

Referee: Shane Andrews

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