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Dergview denied all three points in Christmas cracker

Thursday, 29 December 2016

LATE goals, red cards and missed penalties - Dergview's 1-1 draw with Institute at Darragh Park on Boxing Day proved to be a real cracker!

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Institute ...1

Playing with 10 men from the seventh minute when Ivan Sproule was shown a straight red card after appearing to catch Ryan Morrow with a flailing arm, Richard Clarke's side dug deep and grabbed what everyone thought was a late winner on 89 minutes through Philip Wallace.

However, Matt Buchanan's own goal in injury-time ensured the visitors - who also had a man sent off just before the break as Stephen O'Donnell picked up a second yellow card - had the final say.

Institute created the opening opportunity when Dergview's goalkeeper Kealan Mulcahy had to be at his best to keep out Mark Scoltock's close range header, after Aaron Harkin's right wing corner had picked out the big centre-back at the near post.

Dergview hit the woodwork right on the stroke of half-time as Jude Ballard's long range strike was tipped onto the post by keeper Marty Gallagher and Ryan Campbell's follow-up strike was ruled out for offside.

'Stute winger's Jamie McIntyre and Stephen Curry came off the bench in the second half for Alex Pomeroy and Michael McCrudden respectively and they made a major impact.

In fact on 58 minutes McIntyre's inch perfect right wing cross found Gareth Brown, but with the goal at his mercy, the striker somehow headed wide.

Institute missed a golden chance to take the lead on 80 minutes as Curry was brought down inside the box by Garth Falconer.

Fortunately for the ex-Newbuildings United man, keeper Mulcahy came up trumps, diving to his right to keep out Brown's resulting penalty, before getting up and keeping out Ciaron Harkin's close range follow-up effort.

Incredibly on 89 minutes, Dergview took the lead with their first real attack after the break and substitute Philip Wallace made no mistake, slotting the ball home from close range, to spark wild celebrations.

However the action wasn't finished as virtually straight away Stute equalised as Curry's left wing centre was turned into his own net by Matt Buchanan.

Dergview: Mulcahy, Porter, Robinson, Buchanan, Falconer, McManus (Wallace 69), Ballard, Arkinson, Burns, Campbell (Lecky 69).

Institute: Gallagher, Morrow, McDermott, Scoltock, Roddy (McFadden 69); C Harkin, O'Donnell, A Harkin; Brown, Pomeroy (McIntyre 58), McCrudden (Curry 69). Referee: Declan Hasson (Limavady).

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