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Match Centre

Championship
Friday 21 January 2022 (kick off: 8.00 PM)

Venue: Clandeboye Park

Referee: Evan Boyce

Ards home-team
0 FT 1
away-team Annagh United
  •   Ruairi McDonald 44'
football
Ruairi McDonald ©James Wickham/Annagh United FC

McDONALD STRIKE GIVES ANNAGH THE EDGE

Annagh United claimed all three points from their trip to North Down to take on Ards at Clandeboye Park.

Ards crafted the first effort of note when Daniel Reynolds crossed from wide of the right for the incoming Benny Igiehon to attempt an ambitious flick over his shoulder and whilst the home side attempted to keep the ball active the move eventually fizzled out.

Christopher Crane then later sent a low cross into the box but, again, Igiehon was unable to make a connection at the near post.

For Annagh Robbie Norton whipped a cross into the area only for keeper Jack Lemoignan to gather just as Stephen Murray was poised to pounce while, at the other end, Patrick Cafolla had a go from outside the area but Eoin Hughes comfortably gathered. Gary Donnelly then attempted a dipping effort from distance but the ball went just over the top.

However, the deadlock was broken in Annagh's favour just before the break when Owen McConville laid the ball off for Ruairi McDonald just outside the area to send a rising finish over Lemoginan into the net.

The visitors might have doubled their advantage early in the second half when Murray burst into the right side of the area but Lemoignan did well to come off his line and deal with the threat.

But the remainder of the game was a largely scrappy affair with neither side able to must up anything more than a succession of half chances although Igiehon did come close right at the end with a close range near post header that produced a good stop from Hughes.

Ards: Lemoignan, Young, McGovern, McGrandles, Donnelly, McAllister, Ferrin, Igiehon, Crane, Cafolla, Reynolds subs Neeson (not used), Dinu (not used), Arthurs (replaced McAllister 85), O'Hare (not used), Jallow (replaced Ferrin 68), McCurry (not used), Tully (replaced Reynolds 63)

Annagh United: Hughes, McConville, Campbell, Harpur, Henderson, Duffin, Murray, Norton, McDonald, Rogers, Upton subs Cully (not used), Moffatt (replaced Norton 70), Palko (replaced McDonald 46), Eagle (replaced Duffin 78), McCullough (replaced Murray 70)

  • FULL TIME
    Ards   0 - 1 Annagh United
  •  Yellow Card

    Ben Eagle

    Unregistered Players

    87'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    David McAllister

    Ards

    85'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ross Arthurs

    Ards

    85'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Peter Duffin

    Annagh United

    78'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ben Eagle

    Unregistered Players

    78'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Stephen Murray

    Annagh United

    70'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Robbie Norton

    Annagh United

    70'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan Moffatt

    Annagh United

    70'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Scott McCullough

    Annagh United

    70'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    James Ferrin

    Ards

    68'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Salou Jallow

    Ards

    68'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Daniel Reynolds

    Ards

    63'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Joe Tully

    Ards

    63'
  •  Yellow Card

    Conall McGrandles

    Ards

    46'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ruairi McDonald

    Dungannon Swifts

    46'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Gabriel Palko

    Annagh United

    46'
  • GOAL

    Ruairi McDonald

    Dungannon Swifts

    44'
  •  Yellow Card

    James Ferrin

    Ards

    34'

Ards

  • Jack Lemoignan
  • Conall Young
  • Jaimie McGovern
  • Gary Donnelly
  • David McAllister red substitution 85'
  • James Ferrin 34' red substitution 68'
  • Benny Igiehon
  • Christopher Crane
  • Conall McGrandles 46'
  • Patrick Cafolla
  • Daniel Reynolds red substitution 63'

Substitutes

  • Brian Neeson
  • Sam Dinu
  • Ross Arthurs green substitution 85'
  • Ruairi O'Hare
  • Salou Jallow green substitution 68'
  • Calvin McCurry
  • Joe Tully green substitution 63'

Annagh United

  • Eoin Hughes
  • Owen McConville
  • Jordan Campbell
  • Ryan Harpur
  • Niall Henderson
  • Peter Duffin red substitution 78'
  • Stephen Murray red substitution 70'
  • Robbie Norton red substitution 70'
  • Ruairi McDonald red substitution 46' 44'
  • Aaron Rogers
  • Lee Upton

Substitutes

  • Ryan Moffatt green substitution 70'
  • Gabriel Palko green substitution 46'
  • Ben Eagle 87' green substitution 78'
  • Scott McCullough green substitution 70'
  • Mark Cully

Annagh United

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