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Larne 0 Ards 1
Another strike from Craig McMillen - his fourth of pre-season - gave us a single
goal win over Larne at Inver Park.
This pre-season friendly won't live long in the memory, but Ards did enough to earn
their narrow victory. Ards almost had the lead in the first minute of the game when
former Larne striker Guillaume Keke latched on to a ball over the top, but the French
forward saw his effort saved by the goalkeeper.
The visitors would have to wait until the 49th minute to opening the scoring. A cross
from the left-flank by Michael Ruddy was met at the back post by Craig McMillen,
who found the net from around 10 yards.
Ards were unable to add to McMillen's strike, but they did see more of the ball in
the second half, with Carl McComb and trialist Seamus McDonnell keeping Larne on
While this was a forgettable game for the Ards support, it was a useful workout for
the players and coaching staff.
Liam McAuley, Fra Brennan Johnny Taylor, Stuart McMullan, Jamie Rea, Gareth Tommons,
David McCullough, Ross Arthurs, David McAllister, Guillaume Keke, Gary Liggett
Callum Byers, Emmett Friars, Michael Ruddy, Craig McMillen, Gerard McMullan, Carl
McComb, Seamus McDonnell, Dalton Tate, Jack Upritchard
23rd July 2016
Craig McMillen scored the only goal of the game Picture: Gareth McCluskey