DUNGANNON SWIFTS 1 ARDS 0
Another Darren Boyce goal saw Dungannon Swifts claim a narrow victory as Ards’ tough start to the season continued at Stangmore Park.
The striker netted his third goal in the 16th minute with a low drive which caught out the visitors’ goalkeeper.
But it was a game which lacked quality and clear-cut chances.
Andy Hunter spurned Ards’ best opportunity when he headed Ben Roy’s free-kick straight at the ‘keeper late in the second half.
DGN SWIFTS: Buchanan, McKerr, Brennan, McCaffrey, Mulgrew, McCullough (Hutchinson, 70), Harpur, Fitzpatrick, Douglas (C Lavery, 53), Boyce, S Lavery
Subs not used: Doyle, Costello, Copeland
ARDS: McKibben, Hall, Gibson, Hunter, K McDowell (Roy, 51), Faulkner (Dougan, 66), Smyth, Davidson, Moffatt (P McDowell, 28), McMillan, Mitchell
Subs not used: Henderson, Spence
Referee: Keith Kennedy (Lisburn)