Belfast Telegraph

World Cup 2018

Fixtures & Results

Sweden SWE 1

South Korea KOR 0

REPORT

Belgium BEL 3

Panama PAN 0

REPORT

Tunisia TUN 1

England ENG 2

REPORT

Colombia COL 1

Japan JPN 2

REPORT

Poland POL 1

Senegal SEN 2

REPORT

Russia RUS 3

Egypt EGY 1

REPORT

Portugal POR 1

Morocco MAR 0

REPORT

Uruguay URY 1

Saudi Arabia SAU 0

Full Time

Iran IRN

Spain ESP

Denmark DNK

Australia AUS

France FRA

Peru PER

Argentina ARG

Croatia CRO

Brazil BRA

Costa Rica CRI

Nigeria NGA

Iceland ISL

Serbia SRB

Switzerland SUI

Belgium BEL

Tunisia TUN

South Korea KOR

Mexico MEX

Germany GER

Sweden SWE

England ENG

Panama PAN

Japan JPN

Senegal SEN

Poland POL

Colombia COL

Saudi Arabia SAU

Egypt EGY

Uruguay URY

Russia RUS

Spain ESP

Morocco MAR

Iran IRN

Portugal POR

Denmark DNK

France FRA

Australia AUS

Peru PER

Iceland ISL

Croatia CRO

Nigeria NGA

Argentina ARG

Mexico MEX

Sweden SWE

South Korea KOR

Germany GER

Switzerland SUI

Costa Rica CRI

Serbia SRB

Brazil BRA

Senegal SEN

Colombia COL

Japan JPN

Poland POL

Panama PAN

Tunisia TUN

England ENG

Belgium BEL

Home Sport Football Irish League Ards

Nixon pays tribute to Ards' commitment in consecutive victories

Ards 1 Carrick Rangers 0

By Keith Bailie

Ards manager Colin Nixon praised his players after they claimed their second win of the festive period.

The Red and Blues added to Saturday's 2-1 victory over Ballinamallard United by seeing off Carrick Rangers thanks to Scott Davidson's strike.

"It's a fantastic feeling to claim back-to-back victories," said Nixon. "I think the players deserve all the credit because they have kept themselves right over the Christmas period and they have given me everything. These were two important, hard-fought wins."

Ards made a lively start with Michael McLellan firing over the bar after a knock-down from Davidson in the 14th minute.

They made the breakthrough on the half-hour mark. Two Carrick defenders collided underneath a clipped ball, which allowed Davidson to turn a shot past Harry Doherty from close range.

Carrick appealed for a penalty in the 49th minute when Eamonn McAllister was pulled back by Michael Ruddy and, a minute later, McAllister forced Sam Johnston into a good save.

The visitors saw the game out with 10 men when Mark Clarke hobbled off after David McAlinden had deployed all three subs, while Ards could have been a man light after Johnny Taylor kicked out in the 83rd minute.

Referee Shane Andrews, however, only produced a yellow card and did likewise when Carrick's Daniel Larmour collided with Josh Kelly in stoppage time.

Ards: Johnston, Glendinning, Taylor, Elebert, Ruddy, Davidson, Tommons (Cherry, 59 mins) , Kelly, McAllister, Mitchell (Arthurs, 15 mins), McLellan. Unused subs: Hanley, McAleenan

Carrick: Doherty, Chapman, Larmour, McNally, Edgar, Roy (Suarez, 57 mins), Surgenor (Clarke, 74 mins), Hassin, McAllister (Gage, 74 mins), Smyth, Mooney. Unused subs: Maybin, Morrow.

Referee: Shane Andrews (Comber)

Man of the match: Michael McLellan

Match rating: 3/10

Belfast Telegraph

Daily News Headlines Newsletter

Today's news headlines, directly to your inbox.

Popular

From Belfast Telegraph