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Douglas Wilson (75)

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Douglas Wilson grabbed Dungannon's winner (Picture: Declan Roughan/PressEye.com)

SWIFTS OFF THE MARK

Dungannon Swifts collected their first points of the season with this defeat of Ards at the Bangor Fuels Arena.

Scoreless at the break, the first real effort of note came on 18 minutes when Paul McElroy had a go from long range only for the ball to dip over the crossbar.

At the other end Guillaume Keke found himself one-on-one with the 'keeper only to send the ball straight at Stuart Addis.

The game changed on 75 minutes when Ards were reduced to ten men following David Elebert's dismissal for a second bookable offence - a challenge on Ryan Harpur - and from the subsequent free-kick Douglas Wilson's effort took a deflection past Hogg to give the Swifts the advantage.

Ards: Hogg, Hall, Elebert, Taylor, McMillen, Cherry, Tommons, Frazer, Liggett, Keke, McAllister subs Byers (replaced Liggett 73), McLellan (replaced Keke 81), McComb (replaced McLellan 81), Davidson (not used), Hanley (not used)

Dungannon Swifts: Addis, Wilson, Fitzpatrick, McMahon, Mayse, McElroy, Harpur, O'Rourke, Lowe, Clucas, McMenamin subs Hughes (not used), Hegarty (replaced Fitzpatrick 73), Teggart (not used), Burke (replaced McElroy 73), Hutchinson (replaced McMahon 84)

Referee: Arnold Hunter

Attendance: 309

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