Dean Curry (09)
Niall Grace (31)


Niall Grace doubled Institute's lead (Picture: Tony Hendron/


Institute moved in front after nine minutes through Dean Curry. A free-kick wide on the right was hoisted into the box by Niall Grace, and Curry was allowed to make a run and connect with the ball to steer it into the net.

On 24 minutes Michael McCrudden skipped into the box and made space to shoot from a tight angle, which 'keeper Ray Kelly punched up in the air and eventually for a corner.

United finally had a chance a minute later, but Gerald Gillan's shot inside the box bobbled wide after the ball was caught under his feet.

'Stute continued to dominate the game, and on 31 minutes Aaron Harkin fired a free kick across the box to the back post for Ronan Wilson, who just failed to connect.

However the miss was forgotten moments later with a goal of simplicity. The ball was played down the right, and cut back for Grace, lurking unmarked on the edge of the box, whence he side footed coolly into the net.

United came out in the second half with a lot more conviction, and had their best spell of the game. Gillan had a 51st minute shot on the turn bobbled past the post. In the next minute a good flowing move beginning with Glenn Law was to finish with Lee Harkin firing over. On 59 minutes Paul Owens through ball found Joel Bradley on the edge of the box, but the ball went across the box and wide. 

Institute: Gallagher, R. Morrow, Seydak, Bonner, D. Curry, Grace, Wilson, A. Harkin, Jarvis, McCrudden, Dunne subs Scoltock (not used), J. Morrow (replaced A. Harkin 65), N. Harkin (replaced Dunne 85), Brown (not used), Moorehead (replaced Wilson 72)

Limavady United: Kelly, Devlin, McKeever, Watt, Crown, Owens, Murray, Carlin, Gillan, Law, Bradley subs Mullan (replaced Law 81), McClelland (not used), L. Harkin (replaced Carlin 30), Logue (replaced Murray 65), Wells (not used)

Referee: Jamie Robinson

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