Glentoran fail to trouble Ards

Ards Mark McClelland and Glentoran's Jay Magee in action

Ards Mark McClelland and Glentoran's Jay Magee in action


Ards claimed a vital point in the relegation battle, as Glentoran failed to break down the home sides resilient defence.

Glentoran’s first genuine chance of the game arrived in the 11th minute after Marcus Kane headed the ball across the front of goal, but Stephen McAlorum was only able to divert the ball past the post from six yards out, with a glancing header.

Aaron Boyd worried the Ards defence three minutes before the break, when he chased down a short back pass, with goalkeeper McKibbin kicking the ball off Boyd’s leg and out of play.

Glentoran should have taken the lead in the 68th minute when a Stewart kick caused mayhem in the Ards penalty box. Under-fire goalkeeper McKibbin produced a fine parried save in the midst of the scramble before the ball was hook cleared by the defence.

Willie Faulkner had a golden opportunity to win the game for Ards in the 85th minute when ghosted past the Glentoran defence, but he blasted his shot against the legs of Elliot Morris.

Ards : McKibbin, Spence (52 Gibson), Hunter, Armstrong, Moffatt, Davidson (86 Arthurs), Smith, Henderson, Faulkner, McMillen (67 Dougan), McClelland

Subs : P. McDowell, Roy

Glentoran : Morris, Bradley, Addis, Magee, Hill (83 Miskimmin) , M. Clarke, McAlorum (75 Henderon), R. Clarke (60 Scullion), Kane, Stewart, Boyd

Subs : McGuigan, Hughes

Referee : Keith Kennedy




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