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Danske Bank Premiership
Ards 3 Dungannon Swifts 3
MATCH SPONSOR: UNIVERSAL BOOTLEGGERS QUIZ TEAM
We came from behind three times to claim a point at home to Dungannon with another
injury time goal from Carl McComb securing the draw.
A far from inspiring first half looked destined to end scoreless, only for former
Ards striker Andrew Mitchell to break the deadlock when he got on the end of a Peter
McMahon cross on 38 minutes. Four minutes into the new half and an improved Ards
were level as Michael Ruddy converted his third penalty of the season after ref Arnold
Hunter blew for a foul on Johnny Taylor.
Dungannon were quick to take control again though and they were back in front on
55 minutes when Cormac Burke headed in a rebound after Seanin Clucas had somehow
put his initial effort against the crossbar.
Ards’ second equaliser of the game arrived on 73 minutes when a long ball out of
our own half picked out David McAllister on the edge of the Dungannon box and he
turned his man before threading the ball just inside Andy Coleman’s near post for
a goal that the keeper won’t be keen on watching again in a hurry.
With the match at 2-2 Ards’ tails were up the threat only grew from Niall Currie’s
men, but hopes of a point looked to be dashed when the Swifts netted a third goal
goal with three minutes left. A forward header from Mitchell beat the whole Ards
defence to send Burke clear and he looked very calm under pressure as he tucked the
ball underneath Aaron Hogg.
But there was yet another goal in the game as Ards drew level once more a minute
into added time. Joe McKinney’s flick over the visitors’ defence played in substitute
Gary Liggett and though he was denied by Coleman, the keeper only succeeded in deflecting
the ball into the path of Carl McComb who ran in to guide the ball into the empty
net from just couple of yards.
22nd October 2016
18 Aaron Hogg (GK), 38 Fra Brennan, 25 Emmet Friars (capt.), 5 Johnny Taylor, 3 Michael
Ruddy, 7 Craig McMillen, 6 David McCullough, 10 Joe McKinney, 11 David McAllister,
8 Ross Arthurs, 19 Guillaume Keke
4 Stuart McMullan, 9 Gary Liggett (for Arthurs 70), 16 Gareth Tommons (for McMillen
77), 17 Carl McComb (for Keke 66)