Aaron Hogg pulled off a great save at the end to keep a clean sheet (Picture: Freddie Parkinson/PressEye.com)

CARRICK STRETCH UNBEATEN RUN TO SIX

A scoreless draw at Wilgar Park ensured that Carrick Rangers held onto second spot ahead of the Bluefin Sport Championship split while Dundela dropped to fourth.

The East Belfast men started brightly with Daniel Burns turning on the edge of the area and curling a shot past the upright.

Christopher Watts then had a chance as he got on the end of David McMaster's corner-kick, however he headed wide of the mark. 

Towards the end of the first half a Reece Neale free-kick found Caolan Loughran whose header was kept out by Ryan Nimick on the line. From the resulting corner a shot from Loughran was cleared despite protests that it had crossed the line.

Around the hour mark Carrick threatened with a carbon copy of the chance from the first half, a Neale corner found Loughran who again saw his header kept out on the line.

Dundela were reduced to ten men with just under a quarter-of-an-hour remaining when TJ Murray was found guilty of a second bookable offence.

However, despite this, Dundela nearly found the winning goal at the death only to be denied by an unbelievable diving save from Aaron Hogg.

Dundela: Sergeant, King, Brown, Murray, Morrison, Murdock, McMaster, Nimick, Watts, Devine, Burns subs McNicholl (replaced McMaster 61), Bingham (not used), Hanley (not used), McComb (replaced Watts 61), Browne (not used)

Carrick Rangers: Hogg, Neale, Surgenor, Rodgers, McCauley, Loughran, Kelly, Anderson, McNeill, M. Smith, Nixon subs Strain (replaced Nixon 59), McDermott (not used), Adamczyk (replaced Smith 74), Gage (not used), Coyle (replaced McCauley 81)

Referee: Niall Gallagher

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