Cameron Stewart (04)
Kirk Millar (27)
Andrew Waterworth (45)
Stephen Lowry (70)
Aaron Burns (90 2)


Guillaume Keke (15)


Cameron Stewart turns to celebrate opening the scoring (Picture: William Cherry/


Linfield shared the goals around the squad as they cruised to a comfortable defeat of Ards at Windsor Park.

Cameron Stewart kicked things off as early as the fourth minute when he rose to nod home a Paul Smythn corner.

Guillaume Keke levelled for the visitors after a quarter-of-an-hour but Kirk Millar restored Linfield's lead 12 minutes after that before, on the stroke of half-time, Andrew Waterworth stretched their advantage.

Stephen Lowry added a fourth midway through the second half with Aaron Burns completing the scoring in stoppage time by nutmegging Aaron Hogg.

Official Linfield FC website report

Official Ards FC website report

BBC Sport NI coverage

Linfield: Carroll, Stafford, Stewart, Haughey, Callacher, Waterworth, Lowry, M. Clarke, Mulgrew, Quinn, Smyth subs Millar (replaced Stewart 17), Burns (replaced Smyth 72), Ward (not used), Casement (not used), Carson (replaced Mulgrew 72)

Ards: Hogg, Hall, Ruddy, Taylor, Friars, Tommons, Doherty, McCullough, McAllister, McComb, Keke subs Liggett (replaced McComb 61), McMillen (replaced Doherty 69), Byers (not used), Shevlin (not used), Cherry (replaced McCullough 42)

Referee: Steven Gregg

Attendance: 1689

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