Dean Curry (61)


Dean Curry scored Institute's winner just after the hour (Picture: Freddie Parkinson/PressEye.com)


Institute returned to winning ways as a second half strike from Dean Curry, was enough to see off Larne.

Jake Morrow might have opened the scoring after five minutes but his well hit left footed strike was superbly kept out by a fully stretched Larne 'keeper Stephen McConnell.

Larne went close themselves ten minutes later as Gerard Thompson’s left wing centre found striker Daniel Reynolds but he couldn’t keep his close range header down. 

Just after the mid-way point of the half Larne's James McCabe saw his speculative 20 yard shot tipped over by the alert Martin Gallagher. Minutes later ex-Glentoran winger David Scullion saw his long range effort flash just past Gallagher's left hand post. 

Early in the second half, Larne had a good half chance but Reynolds strike was deflected wide by a diving Caoimhin Bonner. Gallagher was called into action on 55 minutes as he did well to keep out McCabe’s 25 yard effort. 

Institute took the lead on 61 minutes as Aaron Harkin's in-swinging free-kick from the right found an unmarked Dean Curry at the back post and the centre-back side footed home with his weaker right foot from a few yards out.

Larne: McConnell, Fornah, Thompson, Abe, Bradley, Kottoy, Stuart, Downey, Reynolds, Scullion, McCabe subs Arafa (replaced Stuart 61), Guendouze (not used), Tolan (not used), Henry (replaced Downey 66), Georgaklis (replaced Arafa 75)

Institute: Gallagher, Morrow, Bonner, D. Curry, Wilson, McCallion, S. Curry, Harkin, Morrow, McCrudden, Dunne subs Jarvis (replaced Wilson 39), Brown (replaced McCrudden 74), Friel Curran (replaced Dunne 87), Pomeroy (not used), Scoltock (not used)

Referee: Steven Gregg

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