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Paul Muir (Picture: Kelvin Boyes/


NEW Welders manager Paul Miskelly asked for three points from his debut game and he got them.

The home team showing much more determination than of late ran out 2-1 winners in this entertaining game against probably the best away side seen at Tillysburn this season.

Right from the first whistle the Welders went on the attack and as early as the fourth minute Josh Cahoon had a good chance to open the scoring only to see his effort saved by keeper Wilson.

Ryan Harvey was creating havoc in the Stute defence with his carefully timed runs and defence splitting passes.

Stuart King went close after twelve minutes after being put through by Harvey.

Institute were playing a slick brand of football and the home defenders were kept busy, on more than one ocassion they were almost caught out but managed to keep the scoresheet clean.

With half time approaching Harvey put King through but his shot ran along the goal line and out of play.

On the restart it was nip and tuck with both sides creating chances but neither able to break their duck.

On fifty minutes a goal for the Welders, it came from a Harvey corner kick which was well met by Craig McMillen and nodded into the net.

Play flowed from end to end and 'Wack' McMillen saw his effort go just over the bar.

Home keeper Michael Dougherty was fortunate to stay on the park when he brought down an Institute player, receiving a yellow from referee Andrew Davey. From the resulting free kick Institute drew level when Sean Roddy blasted the free kick into the net.

It was now a fight to the finish with the Welders looking for their first win in seven outings.With fifteen minutes remaining Big Paul Muir got the all important winner when he rose above everyone to nod Harvey's corner kick into the net.

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