Chris Rodgers (OG) (49)


Ryan Kane (25)


Larne's Chris Rodgers turned the ball into his own net (Picture: Tony Hendron/


Larne were reduced to ten men after just four minutes as Gary Dorrian was shown a straight red card after lashing out at Ciaron Harkin.

The woodwork came to the visitors rescue soon after as Gareth Brown's close range header, with 'keeper Joel Madison beaten, clipped the bar on its way over.

Despite being a man down, Larne took the lead on 17 minutes as substitute Ryan Kane saw his in-swinging free-kick from the left, fizz straight across the six yard box and somehow end up in the net.

The Inver Park men should have doubled their lead on 40 minutes but Emmett Templeton saw his close range strike saved by 'keeper Marty Gallagher.

Institute hit the woodwork for a second time right on the stroke of half-time, as Ciaron Harkin some how blasted the ball against the bar when it looked easier to score.

But the Drumahoe men did level things on 49 minutes. In-form winger Jamie McIntyre skipped through a few challenges before his left wing centre was turned into his own net by the unfortunate Chris Rodgers.

Amazingly 'Stute hit the woodwork for a third time just after the hour mark as Dean Curry's close range effort came back off the post. 

Institute played the last quarter-of-an-hour or so with ten men after Ryan Morrow picked up a second yellow card. 

Institute: Gallagher, Morrow, Roddy, McDermott, D. Curry, A. Harkin, S. Curry, C. Harkin, Brown, McCrudden, McIntyre subs Grace (replaced S. Curry 71), Pomeroy (replaced A. Harkin 90), R. Doherty (not used), McFadden (not used), Muldoon (not used)

Larne: Madison, McKenna, C. Rodgers, Buckley, Wilson, Templeton, Dorrian, Hillen, McCabe, Maguire, O'Neill subs Thompson (replaced Buckley 32), Bradley (not used), Irvine (not used), Kane (replaced O'Neill 7), Henry (replaced Maguire 75)

Referee: Ken Gibbons

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