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Match Centre

Championship
Saturday 19 October 2019 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Dixon Park

Referee: Declan Hassan

Ballyclare Comrades home-team
1 FT 1
away-team Ards
  •   Gary Donnelly 13'
  •   Michael McLellan 32p'
football
Gary Donnelly opened the scoring for Ballyclare ©INPHO/Brian Little

HONOURS EVEN AT DIXON PARK

Ards and Ballyclare Comrades remain four points apart following this draw at Dixon Park.

Ballyclare opened the scoring on 13 minutes after Ciaran Dobbin ran onto a ball delivered to the edge of the area before playing it across for Gary Donnelly to send a left-foot finish beyond Brian Neeson.

Donnelly might have added a second a few minutes after that but could only fire into the side netting after creating space for himself inside the area.

Ards got back on level terms just after the half-hour mark through Michael McLellan's who sent Ben McCauley the wrong way from the spot for his sixth goal of the season.

After the break Joe Tully tested Neeson with a free-kick from outside the area, but the Ards keeper dealt with the threat at his near post.

For Ards, Ben Cushnie got on the end of a ball over the top but pulled his effort across the face of goal while another Ards chance not long after that was touched over the bar from close range.

Both sides had chances late in the game, with Tully coming close at one end while Ballyclare keeper McCauley turned the ball over at the other.

Ballyclare Comrades: McCauley, McCune, Robinson, J. Dobbin, C. Dobbin, Tully, Malone, Gray, Henry, Doey, Donnelly subs Hegan (not used), McIlveen (replaced Donnelly 87), Nolan (replaced C. Dobbin 75), McNeill (not used), Weatherhead (not used)

Ards: Neeson, McMillan, McGovern, Taylor, Murray, McMillen, Nelson, McLellan, E. McAllister, Harris, Calderwood subs Armstrong (not used), D. McAllister (replaced McMillen 59), McConnell (not used), McClean (not used), Cushnie (replaced Calderwood 59)

  • FULL TIME
    Ballyclare Comrades   1 - 1 Ards
  • GOAL

    Michael McLellan

    HW Welders

    32p'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Gary Donnelly

    Ballyclare Comrades

    87'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Samuel McIlveen

    Ballyclare Comrades

    87'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jaimie McGovern

    Ards

    80'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ciaran Dobbin

    Ballyclare Comrades

    75'
  •  Yellow Card

    Gary Donnelly

    Ballyclare Comrades

    75'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Francis Nolan

    Unregistered Players

    75'
  •  Yellow Card

    Craig Harris

    HW Welders

    65'
  •  Red Card

    Craig McMillen

    Ards

    60'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Craig McMillen

    Ards

    59'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Kyle Calderwood

    Ards

    59'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    David McAllister

    Ards

    59'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ben Cushnie

    Glentoran

    59'
  • GOAL

    Gary Donnelly

    Ballyclare Comrades

    13'

Ballyclare Comrades

  • Ben McCauley
  • Lee McCune
  • Thomas Robinson
  • John Brendan Dobbin
  • Ciaran Dobbin red substitution 75'
  • Joe Tully
  • Jordan Malone
  • Adam Gray
  • Matthew Henry
  • Jonathan Doey
  • Gary Donnelly 75' red substitution 87' 13'

Substitutes

  • Tom Hegan
  • Francis Nolan green substitution 75'
  • Jake McNeill
  • Samuel McIlveen green substitution 87'
  • Ryan Weatherhead

Ards

  • Brian Neeson
  • Scott McMillan
  • Jaimie McGovern 80'
  • Johnny Taylor
  • Craig McMillen 60' red substitution 59'
  • Thomas Murray
  • Kym Nelson
  • Michael McLellan 32p'
  • Eamon McAllister
  • Craig Harris 65'
  • Kyle Calderwood red substitution 59'

Substitutes

  • William Armstrong
  • David McAllister green substitution 59'
  • Caoimhin McConnell
  • Craig McClean
  • Ben Cushnie green substitution 59'

Ballyclare Comrades

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