Grove United 3 Ards FC Academy 5
Ards were quick to the lead from the kick off when Brandon played a ball to Sam who calmed slotted past Groves keeper. A minute later the same combination combined and Brandon layed Sam off to make it 2-0. Grove built into the game and just before half time got one back to make it 2-1.
Second half Ards were the quickest to start again and Cole played the ball out wide and krystain went on a solo run and beat the keeper to make it 3-1, but again Grove fought back into the game and made it 3-2. Krystain work rate was rewarded again when he pressed in on the keeper from a clearance and it bounced of him and into the net to put Ards 4-2 up. Credit to Grove who never give up and scored again to make it 4-3. Ards didn't stop but and got their fifth goal when Ben slipped Krystain through and he slotted the ball into the bottom corner, first the game to finish 5-3.
Well done to Ben Herron, Dean Craig and Jay Thompson from U16s who came up help out and all done really well.
Thanks to Grove United for the game, and good luck for the season ahead.
Sam McLaughlin (2) Krystain Kozik (3)