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Declan McKeever ( 8)
Michael McCrudden (45)


Declan McKeever (Picture: Lorcan Doherty/


'STUTE opened the scoring after eight minutes through Declan McKeever who cooly chipped the advancing Wayne Drummond.

The Derry side continued to dominate and indeed it was on a rare up-field sortie that the home team were awarded a penalty when Steven Garrett was upended in the box. Verner hit it straight at Corey Wilson, bouncing off his legs and out of play.

Just on the half time whistle Michael McCrudden made it two nil outpacing the leaden footed Welders back four to plant the ball in the net.

On the resumption it was more of the same with 'Stute looking like the team most likely to add to their tally.

The Welders had the odd half chance but all to no avail.

Paul Muir had the best effort of the half when his bullet like header looked goal-bound only to be cleared on the line.