Ards F.C. Disability Squad Results & Profiles

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Day one at the George Best Cup was grading day to decide the groups for Day 2. Ards faced some tough games but won two games, drew against the best team the faced, and had two narrow defeats. Good luck to the team for their games tomorrow!

 

Ards 0 Glentoran 1

Ards 0 United Warriors A 0

Ards 2 (Samantha 2) Lisburn Gladiators 0

Ards 7 (Bobby 2, Curtis 2, Chris, Britney, Samantha) Prosper Athletic 4

Ards 1 (Sam) Linfield B 2

George Best Cup Day 2

 

It was a proud day for Ards Football Club we finished runners up in their category. This was the first time that Ards have competed in the George Best Cup.

 

Ards finished joint second in their group, losing one game and drawing their other two. This qualified Ards for a quarter final tie against Linfield B. Ards had enjoyed many close games against Linfield in this season's Championship, but a victory against The Blues had been elusive. This time, however, Ards secured an extra time winner to progress to the semi-final stage.

 

Ards drew their semi-final 0-0 against English side Leek Town. A further period of extra time could not separate the two teams so the game went to penalties. Ards scored all six of their penalty kicks, before goalkeeper, and captain, Bailey Pyper impressively saved Leek Town's sixth penalty to send Ards to the final.

 

Ards faced Eaton Socon from Wales in the final. The Welsh team scored an early goal, and Ards gave everything in the remainder of the match but just couldn't find an equaliser. The Ards players were very disappointed at the end, but they can hold their heads high. The players gave everything that they had, and were a credit to the club. 

 

Congratulations to everyone in the squad, and in particular Curtis who was voted player of the category.

 

Ability 2 - Group 2

Ards 0 Eaton Socon 1

Ards 1 (Curtis) St James B 1

Ards 1 (Curtis) Evergreen 1

 

Quarter Final

Ards 2 (Samantha, Curtis) Linfield B 1 (AET)

 

Semi Final

Ards 0 Leek Town 0 (Ards won 6-5 on penalties)

 

Final

Ards 0 Eaton Socon 1

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 Sat 21/5/22 the Ards FC Disability Team finished their league campaign at Valley Leisure Centre. 

 

Ards 0 Linfield 0

Ards 6 (Craig 3, Sam 2, Bobby) Coleraine 1

Ards 0 Castle United 2

 

The team finished the season on second place in the IFA Disability Championship only a few points behind Linfield. Congratulations to everyone on a great season.

Results 23/4/22

 

CHAMPIONSHIP Ards 2 (Craig 1, Connor 1) Linfield 2

Ards 6 (Sam 1, Craig 3, Samantha 2) Coleraine 1

 

FRIENDLIES Ards 5 (Sam 3, Samantha 2) Coleraine 1

Ards 1 (Craig 1) St James Swifts 0

3 TEAM TOURNAMENT RESULTS 19TH MARCH

Match Results –

Ards 1 Linfield 3

Linfield 0 Glentoran 2

Ards 0 Glentoran 3.

Winners ---Glentoran Inclusion FC.

Ards Disability Team results Sat 12th March 2022

 

Ards 2 Linfield 4 (Samantha ,Craig)  LEAGUE

Ards 3 Castle 1 (Samantha , Craig 2  LEAGUE

Ards 0  Castle 1  FRIENDLY

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Ards Disability Team results Sat 12th Feb 22

 

Ards 2 Linfield 4

Ards 2 Coleraine 0

Ards 4 Down Special Olympics 1

Ards 0 Castle 0

 

Goalscorers: Samantha 2 , Sam 2 , Craig 4

 

Another productive day for the Ards squad winning

2 with one defeat and a rare 0-0 draw 

Ards Disability Team results Sat 29th Jan

 

Ards 0 Linfield 5

Ards 4 Coleraine 1

Ards 4 Down Special Olympics 2

 

Goalscorers: Samantha 5 Sam 2 Connor 1

 

More great performances from the players after a disappointing

1st game against a strong Linfield team Ards banged in 4 goals

in each of their next two games to finish on a high with 2 wins .

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SAT 15TH JAN 2022 -The Ards FC Disability Squad played their first ever match in Newtownards on Saturday afternoon when they took on Antrim & Newtownabbey . Both teams played at a high tempo with an abundnace of energy and commitment . Add to that some fine passing football and it resulted in an entertaining 2-2 draw with Samantha Smallwood & Ethan scoring Ards goals . Well done to both teams .

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