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Ards must start pointing way ahead, warns Frazer


By Alex Mills

Flying winger Jonny Frazer has warned Ards that they must start putting points on the board if they want to avoid an early dogfight at the bottom of the Danske Bank Premiership table.

Colin Nixon's team have finished empty handed in their opening two fixtures and, with David Jeffrey's new-look Ballymena United visiting the Bangor Fuels Arena tomorrow, things are not likely to get any easier.

They earned plaudits from their performance against Crusaders at Seaview, even though they lost 4-2, but there were few positives from last week's home defeat by Glentoran.

Although they had three players carted off - Sean Noble, Dave Elebert and Kym Nelson - Frazer says his team had a poor day.

"We have to take last week's disappointment on the chin and get on with it," he said. "It's not an ideal start.

"We gave a good account of ourselves against Crusaders. The boss encouraged us to take the same energy and hunger into the Glentoran game.

"But we were poor, although we were not helped by the fact that we had three players carried off in the first half. We were a bit disjointed after that.

"Ballymena have started the season really well. David Jeffrey totally revamped his squad over the summer. David has made some significant signings, so it will be another tough game.

"Our priority now is to get off the mark. Last season we went five or six games without getting any points. We don't want to be dragged into that sort of dogfight at the bottom end of the table so early in the campaign."

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