Jonathan Frazer (84)
Michael McLellan (90)


Johnny Frazer gave Ards the lead late in the game (Picture: Stephen Hamilton/


Two late goals helped Ards to a second away win of the campaign with victory over Ballinamallard United at Ferney Park.

A slow paced opening to the game produced little by way of scoring opportunities with Shane McGinty perhaps coming closest with a couple of opening but both low efforts were weak and drifted wide of the target.

Josh McIlwaine threatened for the Mallards just before the half-hour mark but Ards 'keeper Aaron Hogg did well to deal with the threat.

At the other end Reece Glendinning had Ards' best chance of the opening period with a curling right-foot effort which drifted just wide.

Ballinamallard were reduced to ten men late in the first half following McIlwaine's dismissal for a second bookable offence after a late challenge.

Despite being a man down Gavin Dykes' side twice came close early in the second half through Ryan Curran with one right-foot shot going wide whilst another ended up in the side netting.

Jonathan Leddy also threatened with a header which was cleared off the line.

However, Colin Nixon's visitors collected the points thanks to two late goals.

On 84 minutes Johnny Frazer opened the scoring with a header after Ards broke quickly on the break before, right at the end, he turned provider to cross from Michael McLellan to slam the second home.

Ballinamallard United: Brush, McConnell, McLaughlin, Taheny, Clarke, McGinty, Leddy, Curran, Smyth, McIlwaine, McCartney subs Martyn (replaced Taheny 89), Burns (not used), Brennan (not used), Armstrong (replaced Clarke 81), Hutchinson (replaced McConnell 73)

Ards: Hogg, Byers, Taylor, Elebert, Glendinning, Frazer, Cherry, Tommons, McMillen, Keke, McComb subs Hall (not used), Hanley (replaced Cherry 10), McLellan (replaced Keke 68), Liggett (not used), McAllister (replaced McMillen 59)

Referee: Ian McNabb

Attendance: 185

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