Michael Ruddy (89)

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Callum Byers and James Gray in action (Picture: Brian Little/PressEye.com)

GLENAVON BEATEN BY LATE ARDS WINNER

Michael Ruddy struck late in the game to secure a narrow victory for Ards over Irish Cup semi-finalists Glenavon.

Simon Kelly conceded an 89th penalty minute for handball and whilst 'keeper James Taylor did well to save Ruddy's spot-kick he couldn't prevent the 23-year-old from tucking away the rebound.

Official Ards FC website report
http://www.ardsfc.co.uk/news/mar17/glenavon250317.html

Official Glenavon FC website report
http://www.glenavonfc.com/?p=35624

BBC Sport NI coverage
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/39395826

Ards: Hogg, Hall, Ruddy, Friars, Byers, McMillen, Doherty, Cherry, Tommons, Liggett, Keke subs McMullan (not used), Arthurs (replaced Keke 90), McComb (replaced Liggett 77), Hughes (not used), McCullough (replaced Cherry 67)

Glenavon: Taylor, Neill, Kelly, Lindsay, Kilmartin, Patton, Doyle, McGrory, Turner, Gray, Renato subs Hamilton (replaced Gray 80), Young (not used), O'Mahony (not used), Jenkins (replaced Renato 63), Norton (replaced Turner 26)

Referee: Lee Tavinder

Attendance: 461

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