Aaron Arkinson (37)

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DERGVIEW MOVE INTO TOP FOUR

Dergview rode their luck in the second half against Knockbreda to move into the top four for the first time this season.

A close-range finish by Aaron Arkinson was all that separated the sides at the final whistle although Raymond Bell's visitors were left cursing their luck as they twice had goals chalked off for offside.

And when 'Breda did find a way past home net-minder Jack Boggs the visitors hit both post and crossbar in the one attack.

That said Dergview had their opportunities on the counter attack but poor decision making in the final third meant Richard Clarke's charges never killed off the visiting challenge.

Dergview opened in lively fashion and on 36 minutes Aaron Arkinson poked home after good approach play by Matty Buchanan, Ryan Mayse and Nathan Cashel.

Cashel should have added a second just before the break but in the second half it was the visitors who forced the issue by going route one.

Carl McComb somehow failed to hit the target from eight yards when it seemed easier to score before the same player headed onto a post with James Wright's follow-up effort diverted onto the crossbar and over.

Knockbreda continued to press for an equaliser while Clarke's men were looking to break quickly in a bid to grab that all-important second goal.

Arkinson, Mayse and McShane all had opportunities to double the advantage on the counter attack while in the dying minutes the visitors' Michael Halliday scooped over from substitute Dylan Wilson's pull-back before fellow replacement Jordan Hughes had a goal ruled out for offside right at the death.

Dergview: Boggs, Porter, Ballard, Maxwell, Robinson, McManus, Burns, Cashel, Mayse, Carlin, Arkinson subs McShane (replaced Carlin 53), Lynch (not used), Murray (replaced Cashel 77), Coulter (not used), M. Buchanan (replaced Robinson 55)

Knockbreda: McErlean, King, Cockcroft, Owens, A. Wright, McCain, McMaster, J. Wright, McComb, Halliday, Burns subs Johnston (not used), Davison (replaced A. Wright 75), Wilson (replaced McMaster 82), Hughes (replaced McComb 62), Williamson (not used)

Referee: Tim Marshall

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