Ards 1sts were on the road again last Saturday with an away league match against Ballymoney.
Both teams played each other three times last season with Ards losing the away match early season then winning both other matches at Hamilton Park.
Player unavailability saw Matt Kane, Josh McFarland and Paul Cox return to the starting lineup with Ards hoping to improve on the opening season defeat away to Limavady.
This was not to be the case and just like last season it was Ballymoney who dominated early on and finished the first ahead 19 - 0.
Ards improved in the second half, however, they weren't able to get back into the game but did manage to get a consolation score from forward Paul Hamilton.
Final score: Ballymoney 26 v Ards 5
Ards find themselves in a disappointing start to the season with two defeats in their opening two matches, however this is no different than last season when Ards lost their opening matches but then went on to have what could be deemed a successful season by finishing third in the league.
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Team selection has not been published for this fixture yet.