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Danske Bank Premiership

Coleraine 3 Ards 1


Two early goals from Coleraine had us behind after eighteen minutes as we fell to our fifth defeat in a row.


Ards started the game brightly with chances from Matthew Shevlin inside the opening minutes however these were comfortably saved by the Coleraine goalkeeper.


After this bright start, Ards fell behind in the ninth minute when Ian Parkhill fired past Hogg in the Ards net from 20 yards. Coleraine doubled their lead three minutes later when Jamie McGonigle shot low into the corner of the net.


In the thirty second minute, Matthew Shevlin was fouled inside the penalty box and the referee awarded a penalty to Ards. Michael Ruddy stepped up and converted his eighth penalty of the season.


Ards were unable to find an equalising goal in the second half. As the match neared the end, Coleraine were able to break down the left and score a third and final goal through substitute James McLaughlin.


28th January 2017


Team

18 Aaron Hogg, 2 Greg Hall,  4 Stuart McMullan, 5 Johnny Taylor, 3 Michael Ruddy, 41 Kevin Bradley, 16 Gareth Tommons (capt.), 11 David McAllister, 20 Kyle Cherry, 17 Carl McComb, 42 Matthe Shevlin


Substitutes

8 Ross Arthurs (for Shevlin 84), 19 Guillaume Keke (for McComb 71), 27 Gerard McMullan (for Bradley 75), 25 Emmet Friars, 6 David McCullough


Referee

Evan Boyce


Goals

Ruddy (pen, 32)


Yellows

Ruddy (23), Taylor (69), Cherry (81)


Attendance

539

Michael Ruddy converted his eighth penalty of the season.
Picture: Gareth McCluskey