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2010s v Portavogie

Updated: Sep 21, 2019

Today we had a last minute change of opponent and instead played Portavogie 09 Colts. Ards didn’t let the older age of our opponents bother them and started well and attacked instantly. We seemed to catch Portavogie cold and a lovely finish from Dylan put us 1 up within the first minute. The lads continued to play some lovely football. Ards made the ball do the work from mid field and left the opponents chasing shadows. Within the first 15 minutes Dylan had struck twice more using lovely skills to slot the ball home giving him a first half hat trick! Portavogie hit a high ball over the top towards the end of the half and an awkward bounce allowed them to get a toe on it getting a goal back.

In the second half Ards moved a few players around to see how they coped in different positions, and again played some lovely football. Goals from Joel, and a corner from Cody that was knocked in by their defender gave us two more. Portavogie made a few changes and put us under some pressure, but our mid field and defence held firm. A quick break and Charlie hit a shot to the right of their keeper slotting home another. With the game almost over Matthew found himself in space in their half. With nobody closing him down he hit a long shot and it somehow squeezed past the keeper.

Man of the match could only be one person for scoring a superb hat trick- Well done Dylan!