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Danske Bank Premiership
Dungannon Swifts 1 Ards 2
First half goals from Guillaume Keke and Kyle Cherry spurred us on to a win over
Dungannon, despite the second half dismissal of Joe McKinney.
It was not a great start for us when on just seven minues a foul from David McAllister
on Andrew Burns saw the Swifts awarded a penalty kick. Ally Teggart failed to make
the most of the gift though when his spot kick came back off the post and safely
into the arms of Aaron Hogg.
McAllister would soon enjoy an opening for Ards but he couldn’t find the net and
then Jamie Glackin was off target for the Swifts. Dungannon had their fair share
of the first half but it was Ards who took the lead on 29 minutes. A cross into the
box from the left by Kyle Cherry was dealt with poorly by the Dungannon defenders
and Guillaume Keke pounced on the loose ball to open his Ards account.
A minute from the break the Ards lead was doubled. Cherry on target this time, moving
to head the the ball past Coleman and send his side in 2-0 up at the break.
Dungannon would pull a goal back on 64 minutes after good play from Glackin and Lavery
allowed Andrew Burns to place the ball past Hogg with a left foot finish. The Swifts
would be boosted further on 70 minutes when Ards were reduced to ten men. A clash
in the centre of the park saw Joe McKinney given his marching orders for an apparent
use of an elbow on Douglas Wilson.
The final ten minutes saw the home side press Ards hard. A handball outside his area
saw Hogg receive a yellow card but nothing was gained by Dungannon from the resulting
free kick. Minutes later and absolute heroics from Greg Hall maintained the scoreline
when he headed a goal bound shot off the line.
Some more gutsy defending ensured Dungannon could find no way through and so we held
on for our first win of the new season.
10th August 2016
18 Aaron Hogg, 2 Greg Hall, 25 Emmet Friars (capt.), 5 Johnny Taylor, 3 Michael Ruddy,
7 Craig McMillen, 20 Kyle Cherry, 8 Ross Arthurs, 10 Joe McKinney, 11 David McAllister,
19 Guillaume Keke
4 Stuart McMullan (for McMillen 87), 12 Jordan Hughes, 16 Gareth Tommons (for McAllister
74), 17 Carl McComb (for Keke 78), 22 Jamie Rea
Keke (29), Cherry (45)
McAllister (7), Hall (19), Hogg (79), Friars (90+3)