WELDERS GET THE BETTER OF ARDS
Goals from Scott Davidson and Matthew Henry helped HW Welders defeat Ards at the Blanchflower Stadium.
Davidson opened the scoring for the Welders on 28 minutes when, on the counter, he got on the end of a low driven ball across the box to smash the finish past Brian Neeson.
The Welders then doubled their advantage early in the second through substitute Matthew Henry after Davidson found him in space inside the area to beat Neeson at the near post.
Ards pulled one back on 78 minutes after Salou Jallow found Paddy Cafolla on the edge of the area who then turned and sent a clinical strike past Ben McCauley from 12 yards.
HW Welders: McCauley, McMurtry, McCarthy, McMurray, Byers, Dornan, Graham, Davidson, Murray, Anderson, Boyd subs Robinson (not used), Nelson (replaced Boyd 83), Henry (replaced McMurtry 46), Wright (not used), Tommons (not used), Moore (replaced Anderson 70), Stewart (not used)
Ards: Neeson, Young, McGovern, McGrandles, Nelson, McAllister, Ferrin, Crane, Cafolla, Reynolds, Jallow subs Carry (not used), Dinu (replaced Ferrin 58), O’Kane (not used), Arthurs (replaced Young 58), Calderwood (not used), Scannell (not used), McCurry (replaced Reynolds 58)