ARDS HIT THREE TO TAKE OVERNIGHT TOP SPOT
Ards moved into the overnight lead in the Lough 41 Championship following a three-goal defeat of Ballyclare Comrades at Clandeboye Park.
After a somewhat cautious start to the game at both ends it fell to Patrick Cafolla to open the scoring just before the half-hour mark when he found the top corner from around 20 yards from goal.
Ards then doubled their advantage on 43 minutes through Ross Arthurs to take a commanding lead into the break.
The home side rattled the crossbar midway through the second half before play broke down the other end for the visitors to strike the woodwork themselves.
However Calvin McCurry made sure of the points for Ards four minutes from time.
Ards: Neeson, Young, Dinu, McGovern, McGrandles, Arthurs, Cafolla, Murray, Scannell, Jallow, McCurry subs Carry, O’Kane, Macrory, Glover, Reynolds, Duckett, O’Neill
Ballyclare Comrades: Ferguson, Woods, McKenna, Ramsey, McDermott, Tully, Dobbin, Mathieson, McCart, Gray, Donnelly subs Purcell, Hassin, Mooney, Heggarty, McKim, Johnston, Devine