Maxwell goal enough for Dergview to see off PSNI

PSNI .... 0

Dergview ... 1

BOTTOM of the table Dergview collected a much-needed three points with victory over PSNI at Newforge on Saturday in the Championship.

Mark Anderson almost handed the PSNI an early lead when he spotted Dergview keeper Ruairi McElroy had drifted off his line but his attempted lob was touched over at the last moment.

Dergview also came close during the opening the exchanges when a corner reached Lee McNulty only for his header to come back off the crossbar.

But, on 19 minutes, the visitors grabbed what proved to be the only goal of the game when a McNulty effort rebounded off the back of Dale Maxwell's head and into the net.

At the other end a few minutes later the ball was scrambled off the line and out for a corner as the PSNI pressed for an equaliser while Kyle Crawford's acrobatic overhead kick moments later went just over.

Played switched again with former Northern Ireland international Ivan Sproule going one-on-one with Ben McCauley only for the keeper to come out on top.

Dergview threatened first after the break with a 25-yard free-kick which looked destined for the top corner but McCauley produced a superb save to tip it over.

Then PSNI substitute Tony Tumelty broke through the Dergview defence and let fly from inside the 18 yard box only to see the ball go over the crossbar.

Dergview should have doubled their lead midway through the half when McCauley was lobbed and the ball was destined for the back of the net but Philip Simpson used his pace to get back to clear the danger off the line.

McCauley was called upon again to make another fine save following a Dergview corner. Stretching full length of the goal to safely collect the ball as it headed into the bottom corner.

Dergview: McElroy, Wallace, Falconer, Maxwell, McNulty, Callaghan, G. Doherty, Kirk, McGuckin, A. Sproule, I. Sproule subs McCullagh (not used), M. Buchanan (not used), Ad. Buchanan (replaced G. Doherty 76), Crawford (not used), Aiken (not used).

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