Gareth Brown (57)
Stephen Curry (86)


Gareth Brown opened the scoring for 'Stute just before the hour (Picture: Matt Mackey/


'Stute might have seized the early advantage when, on two minutes, Jamie McIntyre crossed for Stephen Curry but his 10-yard drive came back off the crossbar.

At the other end Andrew Hoey came close for City after making the most of a Ciaron Harkin error but 'keeper Martin Gallagher did well to save.

Moving into the second half, only a Jordan Bell block denied Curry from close range.

City were reduced to ten men when Philip Donnelly was dismissed following an off-the-ball incident and, moments later, 'Stute moved in front after McIntyre showed superb skill to take the ball past Dale Montgomery before cutting it back for Gareth Brown to slot home at close range.

McIntyre was denied after that when, with 'keeper John Connolly beaten, the ball struck the crossbar for a second time.

However, with four minutes left, Curry grabbed Institute's crucial insurance goal from inside the six yard box after the ball fell invitingly.

Institute: Gallagher, Roddy, Morrow, McDermott, Scoltock, O'Donnell, S. Curry, C. Harkin, Brown, R. Doherty, McIntyre subs McFadden (not used), Pomeroy (replaced McIntyre 88), A. Harkin (replaced C. Harkin 65), Jarvis (not used), Muldoon (not used)

Armagh City: Connolly, Toal, Carville, Montgomery, Mallon, McSorley, Donnelly, Bell, Mullen, Hoey, S. Campbell subs Rice (replaced McSorley 77), S. McGerrigan (not used), Buchanan (replaced Hoey 86), McDowell (not used), Verenka (replaced S. Campbell 65)

Referee: Garvin Taggart

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