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Loughgall 0 Ards 4
Two goals from trialist Joe McKinney helped us to a 4-0 win over Loughgall in Saturday’s
Niall Currie had again split his squad by sending a team to play PSNI as well as
facing his former side at Lakeview Park. Despite the unavailability of a number of
players, Ards had raced into a 3-0 half-time lead thanks to goals from Johnny Taylor,
Craig McMillen and the first from McKinney.
The early stages of the match were bossed by the visitors and so it was no surprise
that Ards took the lead on 17 minutes when Taylor rose to head in a corner from McMillen.
After several further missed chances the lead was doubled when Jack Upritchard raced
up the line and squared the ball for McMillen, who smashed the cross home.
Minutes later it was 3-0 with the goal of the day. Trialist Guillaume Keke laid the
ball off for McKinney who, some 30 yards from goal, fired a shot right into the top
In the second half Ards had a chance to extend their lead to four when they were
awarded a free kick, but Keke’s tame effort was easily saved.
Eventually Ards did notch the fourth though, when McKinney took charge of the play
and danced by a couple of Loughgall defenders before scoring his second of the day.
Liam McAuley, Thomas Healy, Johnny Taylor, Emmett Friars, Kyle Buckley, Craig McMillen,
Joe McKinney, Ben Browne, David McCullough, Jack Upritchard, Guillaume Keke
Matty Cunningham, Reece Atkinson
16th July 2016
Joe McKinney struck twice against Loughgall Picture: Gareth McCluskey