Jamie Dunne opened the scoring for Institute (©INPHO/Brian Little)
Saturday, 23 February 2019
Institute secured victory over Dungannon Swifts at the Brandywell thanks to a goal in each half.
'Stute had an early chance when, on three minutes, Jamie McIntyre was played through by Ronan Wilson only to fire straight at keeper Alex Moore before Seanan Clucas cleared the danger.
Joe McCready then had a go on 12 minutes, turning Jakes Dykes before shooting with the outside of his foot but the ball ultimately drifted wide.
The deadlock was broken after a quarter-of-an-hour through Jamie Dunne who linked well with McCready before slotting the ball past Moore.
Dungannon pressed to get back into the game with Mark Patton crossing from the left for Paul McElroy to fire into the arms of Martin Gallagher.
But 'Stute looked to double their advantage as the half progressed, coming close again on 33 minutes when McCready dragged an effort just wide of an upright.
The Swifts had the first effort of the second half when Daniel Hughes spotted Gallagher off his line but could only lob the ball over the bar.
McCready thought he had doubled Institute's lead just after the hour but this was ruled out offside before, at the other end, Kris Lowe showed great individual skill in collecting a Clucas pass, flicking the ball up and then cracking an effort against the crossbar.
Hughes had another effort not long after that, meeting a McElroy pass into the box but again couldn't keep the ball down while McElroy then fired wide following a good move a few minutes later.
However, McCready made sure of the points for Institute with nine minutes remaining when he used his strength to beat Dykes to a Ryan Morrow ball over the top and duly fire past Moore.
Clucas had a late chance at sparking a Swifts revival but his 30 yard effort sailed just over.
Institute: Gallagher, R. Morrow, McLaughlin, Doherty, Dunne, S. Curry, Jarvis, McIntyre, Wilson, McCready, McBride subs Bonner (not used), Moorehead (replaced S. Curry 69), J. Morrow (not used), Brown (replaced McIntyre 90+2), Kelly (not used), Smith (replaced McCready 87), Leppard (not used)
Dungannon Swifts: Moore, Dykes, Wilson, Clucas, Hughes, McElroy, Teggart, O'Rourke, Patton, Hutchinson, Campbell subs Moran (not used), Lowe (replaced Wilson 46), McGinty (not used), Gallagher (not used), Ferrin (not used), Lindsay (not used)
Referee: Andrew Davey
|Jamie McIntyre||90 +2|
|Alan Teggart||45 +1|
|Gareth Brown||90 +2|