Match Centre

Championship
Saturday, August 3, 2019

Venue: The Dub

Referee: Shane McGonigle

PSNI home-team
0 FT 4
away-team Ards
  •   Aaron Cochrane
  •   Tony Tumelty
  •   Nathan O'Neill
  •   Nathan Best
  •   Kyle McCleery
  •   Thomas Murray 63'
  •   Craig McMillen
  •   Kym Nelson
  •   Michael McLellan 36' 90+4'
  •   David McAllister 55'
  •   Eamon McAllister
  •   Caoimhin McConnell
  •   Lewis Higginson
  •   Kyle Calderwood
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ARDS CRUISE TO COMFORTABLE OPENING VICTORY

Ards began life back in the Bluefin Sport Championship with a comfortable four goal victory at PSNI.

The season opener was played at the PSNI's temporary home venue of the The Dub, and it was the home side who carved out the first chance of the game on 20 minutes when Sean Green saw his close range effort saved at point blank range by Brian Neeson.

It was one way traffic from then on as Warren Feeney's side took the lead with 36 minutes elapsed, Michael McLellan tapping home from David McAllister's inviting cross.

McAllister turned from provider into goalscorer for his side's second goal ten minutes into the second half, he weaved through the PSNI defence and placed his shot past the keeper and in off the post.

On 63 minutes Ards made it three when debutant TJ Murray found space one-on-one with the goalkeper and cooly placed the ball out of his reach.

It continued to be a game dominated by the North Down side as David McAllister's effort came off the cross bar and then McLellan had a goal disallowed for offside.

PSNI's best chance of the half came after 77 minutes when Nathan O'Neill could only rue his header going narrowly wide of Neeson's goal.

Deep into stoppage time, Michael McLellan scored his second and Ards' fourth of the afternoon to claim a first three points of the season in style.

PSNI: di Giorgio, Harland, Curran, Wilson, Turk, Cochrane, Tumelty, Courtney, O'Neill, Moore, Green subs Best (replaced Tumelty 76), Gauthier (not used), McCleery (replaced O'Neill 88), Silcock (not used), Whittle (not used)

Ards: Neeson, McMillan, Armstrong, McGovern, Taylor, Murray, McMillen, Nelson, McLellan, D. McAllister, E. McAllister subs Fox (not used), Higginson (replaced Nelson 83), McConnell (replaced E. McAllister 56), Calderwood (replaced McMillen 72), Wilson (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    PSNI   0 - 4 Ards
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Nathan O'Neill

    Ballyclare Comrades

    88'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Kyle McCleery

    PSNI

    88'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Kym Nelson

    Ards

    83'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Lewis Higginson

    Ards

    83'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Tony Tumelty

    PSNI

    76'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Nathan Best

    Knockbreda

    76'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Craig McMillen

    Ards

    72'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Kyle Calderwood

    Ards

    72'
  •  Yellow Card

    Aaron Cochrane

    PSNI

    69'
  •  Yellow Card

    Craig McMillen

    Ards

    66'
  • GOAL

    Thomas Murray

    Ards

    63'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Eamon McAllister

    Ards

    56'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Caoimhin McConnell

    Ards

    56'
  • GOAL

    David McAllister

    Ards

    55'
  • GOAL

    Michael McLellan

    Ards

    36'
  • GOAL

    Michael McLellan

    Ards

    0'

PSNI

  • Daniele di Giorgio
  • Ross Harland
  • Conor Curran
  • Jonathan Wilson
  • James Turk
  • Aaron Cochrane 69
  • Tony Tumelty red subsititutions  76
  • Jonathan Courtney
  • Nathan O'Neill red subsititutions  88
  • Jake Moore
  • Sean Green

Substitutions

  • Nathan Best green subsititutions  76
  • Antoine Gauthier
  • Kyle McCleery green subsititutions  88
  • Darren Silcock
  • Reece Whittle

Ards

  • Brian Neeson
  • Scott McMillan
  • William Armstrong
  • Jaimie McGovern
  • Johnny Taylor
  • Thomas Murray  63
  • Craig McMillen 66 red subsititutions  72
  • Kym Nelson red subsititutions  83
  • Michael McLellan  36
  • David McAllister  55
  • Eamon McAllister red subsititutions  56

Substitutions

  • Darren Fox
  • Caoimhin McConnell green subsititutions  56
  • Lewis Higginson green subsititutions  83
  • Kyle Calderwood green subsititutions  72
  • Stephen Wilson