Craig Harris (48)
Scott McMillan (57)
Ross Arthurs (63)


Michael McCrudden (32)
Michael McCrudden (54)


Ross Arthurs knocked home the Welders winner at Tillysburn (Picture: Stephen Hamilton/


HW Welders twice came from behind to claim a maximum return from Institute's visit to Tillysburn Park.

Institute grabbed the opening goal after 32 minutes when Michael McCrudden made the most of the out of sorts Welders defence with a close range finish after Stephen Curry cut the ball in from the left.

The Welders levelled early in the second half when Craig Harris gave Martin Gallagher no chance with a piledriver from distance.

McCrudden restored 'Stute's advantage on 54 minutes when he reacted quickest to a deflected Mark Scoltock effort to tuck the ball past Jason Craughwell.

Back came the Welders with a second equaliser, this time courtesy of a Scott McMillan header.

Then, just after the hour, Ross Arthurs secured the points for the East Belfast side after a David Rainey cross was flicked into his path by Dan McMurray.

HW Welders: Craughwell, McMillan, Armstrong, McKeown, McMurray, Harris, Middleton, Nelson, Gwiazda, Arthurs, Rainey subs Bonnes (replaced McMillan 75), Malone (not used), Boyd (not used), Whittle (replaced Rainey 75), Robinson (not used)

Institute: Gallagher, R. Morrow, D. Curry, Bonner, Scoltock, Grace, S. Curry, Harkin, Jarvis, McCrudden, Dunne subs Pomeroy (not used), J. Morrow (not used), Wilson (replaced Harkin 65), McCallion (replaced Jarvis 65), Brown (replaced D. Curry 75)

Referee: Evan Boyce

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