Kym Nelson (33)
Craig McMillen (59)


Joseph Tully (20p)
Joseph Tully (43)


(© Ballyclare Comrades FC)


Ards and Ballyclare Comrades shared four goals in an entertaining encounter at the Bangor Fuels Arena.

The visitors moved in front after 20 minutes when a Jordan Malone free-kick into the box was adjudged to have been handled by William Armstrong with Joe Tully stepping up to convert from the spot-kick that followed.

Kym Nelson levelled for Ards just after the half-hour mark with a header from six yards after he was picked out by a set piece from the left.

Ballyclare regained the advantage a couple of minutes from the break with Tully's second of the afternoon, a lob over keeper Brian Neeson after Tom Mathieson had delivered a long ball forward.

Ards might have restored parity early in the second half when Michael McLellan sent a long range effort against the crossbar but they did equalise again just before the hour thanks to Craig McMillen's rifled finish after a David McAllister effort rebounded out to him.

Ards: Neeson, McMillan, Armstrong, McGovern, Taylor, Murray, McMillen, Nelson, McLellan, D. McAllister, E. McAllister subs Dalzell (not used), D. Wilson (replaced McMillen 76), McConnell (not used), Calderwood (replaced E. McAllister 71), Jallow (replaced Taylor 89)

Ballyclare Comrades: McCauley, Woods, McCune, McCart, J. Dobbin, Donnelly, C. Dobbin, Mathieson, Tully, Malone, Gray subs McIlveen (replaced C. Dobbin 75), Henry (not used), Robinson (replaced Mathieson 67), Nolan (replaced Gray 76), Doey (not used)

Referee: Diarmuid Harrigan

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