Gareth Brown (24)


Gareth Brown scored the only goal of the game midway through the first half (Picture: Tony Hendron/


Gareth Brown opened the scoring for visitors Institute after 24 minutes when he made the most of some indecision in the Newry defence to beat 'keeper Steven Maguire from close range.

Marty Havern might have levelled almost from the restart only to fire over from the edge of the box while Declan Carville sent another effort over later in the first half.

At the other end, a Michael McCrudden shot was pushed over by Maguire before Havern came close again only to fire into the side netting.

'Stute were denied by the woodwork around the hour mark when Aaron Harkin saw a free-kick strike the inside of the post before travelling across the goalline to safety.

Newry City: Maguire, McArdle, M. Hughes, King, Boyle, McCann, S. Hughes, Carville, McCabe, Johnston, Havern subs Walker (replaced Johnston 64), Mallon (not used), Richmond (replaced S. Hughes 77), Patton (not used), Mullen (replaced Havern 64)

Institute: Gallagher, Jarvis, R. Morrow, Bonner, D. Curry, Brown, S. Curry, A. Harkin, J. Morrow, McCrudden, Dunne subs Scoltock (replaced D. Curry 74), McCallion (not used), N. Harkin (replaced J. Morrow 70), Pomeroy (replaced Brown 86), McLaughlin (not used)

Referee: Declan Hassan

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