Garth Falconer (31)


Michael McLellan (16)
Michael McLellan (61)
Ryan Waide (72)
Kyle Cherry (86)


Kyle Cherry completed the scoring for Ards (Picture: Jonathan Porter/


Ards swept through to the last eight of the BetMcLean League Cup with a comprehensive victory over Dergview at Darragh Park.

The visitors opened the scoring after a quarter-of-an-hour when Michael McLellan beat the offside trap to keep his composure in front of goal and slot past Alan Buchanan.

Dergview levelled just after the half-hour mark, however, when Garth Falconer raced into space down the left to take the ball past keeper Sam Johnston and into the empty net.

But Ards restored their advantage on 62 minutes with McLellan's second of the evening from the spot after Josh Kelly had been clipped by Buchanan as he raced through on goal.

Then, on 73 minutes, Ryan Strain stretched Ards' lead with an arrowed header beyond Buchanan's reach before, with three minutes left, Kyle Cherry completed the scoring with a long range effort which Buchanan let slip through his hands.

Dergview: Al. Buchanan, M. Buchanan, Falconer, McNulty, Ad. Buchanan, Burns, Callaghan, A. Dougherty, Sproule, Logue, Hargan subs Kirk (replaced Hargan 72), Smith (replaced Callaghan 62), Aiken (replaced Logue 68), S. Dougherty (not used), Wallace (not used)

Ards: S. Johnston, Kerr, Taylor, Cherry, McLellan, J. Kelly, Mitchell, McClean, McAleenan, McArthur, Strain subs Mooney (not used), Byers (not used), Nelson (not used), McKenna (replaced Mitchell 88), M. Johnston (replaced Taylor 86), Torrens (not used), Dinu (replaced Strain 82)

Referee: Tony Clarke

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