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It was an even game until Ards used their attacking pace and scored two on the counter
United replied with a screamer from Gavin Crawford.
Unfortunately the home team couldn’t keep the score to a one deficient when Ards nicked another from a corner.
In the second half, United held the ball well but couldn’t turn the possession into the goals that mattered.
Ards added another late on to make it four.
Line up: Stefan Graham [C], Greg Hall, Sam Lurring, Scott Brashaw (Thomas Rodgers), Alan Patterson (Naseem Ouldhamlat), Chris Coleman, Gregg Allison, Davis Kelly, Richard Annett (Graeme McMullan), Robbie Lurring
Unused sub: Ethan Majury, Jake McCarten
Match report: Downpatrick II 8 – 3 B United Swifts
Game started even enough with both teams having the odd half chance before Downpatrick took lead midway through first half.
The Swifts hit back straight away and equalised through Patrick Harkin with a smart drive from edge of box.
The home team took the lead almost immediately with a ball over the top to their pacey striker, Ben, who finished well.
They added two late in the half to take a commanding lead.
Glenn Bennett gave United hope with a strong header from a Harkin free kick.
Swifts had a McMenamin goal disallowed for offside from another free kick, The Swifts argued their case with the referee but the decision stood.
Downpatrick went up the other end to score.
They added a penalty before Gareth Bingham reduced the arrears but Downpatrick would add another before the end to seal a comfortable win for the home side.
Line up: Stephen McNair, Ryan Rooney, Patrick Harkin, Will McNeill, John McMenamin [C], Jamie McNeill, Cameron McKissick (Matthew Lindsay), Gareth Bingham, Glenn Bennett, Ben Ford (Kian Connolly), Luke Craig (Liam Rodgers)