Niall Grace (22)
Ryan Morrow (26)


Brandon Nelson (04)


Ryan Morrow grabbed Institute's winner midway through the first half (Picture: Declan Roughan/


Institute marked their first game at their new home, Wilton Park, with an impressive win over Harland & Wolff Welders.

Welders started on the front foot, taking the lead after four minutes when Chris Middleton's right wing cross was only half cleared straight to Brandon Nelson, who with his left foot made no mistake blasting home from the edge of the box.

'Stute levelled on 22 minutes. Gareth Brown's clever clipped cross found Niall Grace, who chested the ball down before firing home past Welders 'keeper Robert Robinson from ten yards.

The Waterside men took the lead a few minutes later when Ryan Morrow netted his second outstanding pile driver of the season, blasting home from 25 yards, low into Robinson's bottom right hand corner.

'Stute went close to adding a third on 50 minutes but Michael McCrudden's clever chip, which had Robinson beaten, sailed just over the bar.

On 79 minutes Paddy McLaughlin's side should have netted a third after Mark Scoltock’s knock down fell to fellow centre-back Caoimhin Bonner, but the defender failed to trouble Robinson and blasted wide from close range.

In the closing stages the Welders piled on the pressure with high balls into the box, but they failed to really test 'keeper Marty Gallagher, as trio Mark Scoltock, Bonner and substitute Dean Curry headed everything clear.

Institute: Gallagher, R. Morrow, Seydak, Bonner, Scoltock, Grace, McCallion, A. Harkin, Brown, McCrudden, Wilson subs D. Curry (replaced S. Curry 83), Jarvis (replaced McCallion 75), J. Morrow (not used), S. Curry (replaced Wilson 59), Dunne (not used)

HW Welders: Robinson, Armstrong, McMillan, McMurray, Middleton, Harris, Deans, Malone, Nelson, Arthurs, Rainey subs Bonnes (replaced Malone 62), Gwiazda (not used), Withers (replaced Rainey 74), Spence (replaced Nelson 62), Craughwell (not used)

Referee: Diarmuid Harrigan

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