Glentoran in hat for next round after beating Ards at Oval

Glentoran's David Scullion and Ards Craig McMillan in action
Glentoran's David Scullion and Ards Craig McMillan in action

GLENTORAN 2 ARDS 2

Second half strikes from Danny McKee and Fra McCaffrey put Glentoran into the Sixth Round of the Irish Cup, in a dreary affair at The Oval.

Championship club Ards held the Glens for 59 minutes, but their former youth team player McKee found a 59th minute goal to give the home side a slender win their endeavours deserved.

Although Ards played well for the opening hour, Glentoran could have scored a few more goals in the second half, and it was no surprise when Fra McCaffrey added a second in the 93rd minute.

Glentoran: Morris; Garrett (HT Birney), Addis, Holland, McCullough; Henderson, Gordon (80 McCaffrey), McAlorum; Stewart (89 Gray), Scullion; McKee

Subs Not Used: Hogg, Nelson

Ards: Shanahan; Hall, Convery, Gage, Shannon (78 Beggs); Cully, Arthurs; Warwick (68 McAllister), Faulkner, McMillen (55 Cockcroft); Dolan

Subs Not Used: Burns, Curtis

Ref: Ross Dunlop (Carrickfergus)