MATCH BALL FOR SCANNELL AS ARDS HIT FIVE
Ards produced a storming second half performance to defeat HW Welders at the Blanchflower Stadium.
The Welders had gone in front early on when Callum Byers met a corner from the left to direct the ball past Alex Moore.
They held that lead until six minutes into the second half when Eamon Scannell beat Samuel Johnston from distance at his near post.
Michael McLellan restored the Welders advantage just before the hour with a driven finish from six yards out but two goals in three minutes from Adam Salley and Ross Hunter tipped the balance in favour of the visitors.
Scannell then made it 4-2 with a quarter-of-an-hour remaining with a near post header before bagging his hat-trick on the counter attack not long after that.
HW Welders: Johnston, McMurray, Flynn, Byers, Owens, Harris, McMurtry, Wilson, Ferguson, McLellan, Kinner subs Frazer (replaced Flynn 74), Garrett (replaced Wilson 74), Galbraith (replaced Kinner 84), Akassou (not used), Deans (not used), McCauley (not used), Dornan (not used)
Ards: Moore, Young, Crane, Hall, Taylor, Scannell, Cafolla, Taggart, Hunter, Murray, Salley subs Calderwood (not used), Arthurs (replaced Hunter 76), McAllister (replaced Scannell 79), Mullen (not used), McKendry (not used), McVeigh (replaced Murray 79), Reynolds (replaced Salley 79)