Chris Trussell (81)
Denver Taggart (84)


Stephen Curry (31p)
Stephen Curry (45)
Kyle Friel Curran (79)
Gareth Brown (86)


Stephen Curry and Adam Gray (Picture: Declan Roughan/


In a game which had little meaning ahead of two huge play-off games between the clubs, both managers fielded weakened sides.

Institute took the lead on 31 minutes when Stephen Curry converted from the spot and Curry doubled his tally and Institute's lead on the stroke of half-time with a 22-yard drive past Ross McKnight.

The points looked to be secured on 79 minutes, when Kyle Friel-Curran neatly lobbed 'keeper McKnight from the edge of the box.

However, Comrades fought back with two quick goals. On 81 minutes Denver Taggart finished from 5 yards, after 'keeper Gareth Muldoon had initially blocked efforts from two Comrades players.

Then, two minutes later, Chris Trussell rounded the 'keeper to score, after being played through by Kyle Robinson.

Institute secured the win on 86 minutes, with Gareth Brown heading in from six yards.

Ballyclare Comrades: McKnight, McCart, McCauley, Gray, McClurg, Woods, Robinson, McIlveen, Trussell, Taggart, Nolan subs McQuitty (replaced Woods 46), Youle (replaced Tolan 64), Robinson (not used), Haggan (replaced McClurg 51), Flood (not used)

Institute: Muldoon, Devlin, D. Curry, McDermott, Scoltock, S. Curry, Foy, McCallion, Dougherty, McIntyre, Curran subs A. Harkin (not used), Brown (replaced S. Curry 64), Roddy (replaced D. Curry 46), McLaughlin (replaced Foy 66), Gallagher (not used)

Referee: Garvin Taggart

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