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Promotion setback for Dergview

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Promotion setback for Dergview thumbnailDergview observe a minute of silence to mark the tragic death of Derry City captain Ryan McBride, who passed away last week at aged just 27.

A RAFT of second-half goals severely damaged Dergview's promotion chances as they were well beaten by neighbours Institute 5-1 at Darragh Park on Saturday.

Dergview ...1
Institute ...5

Before the game, both teams observed a minute of silence to mark the tragic death of Derry City captain Ryan McBride, who passed away last week at aged just 27.

The first half was very open, with chances for both sides, and some hasty tackles coming in from both teams. Despite the entertaining half, both teams ended it goal-less.

The goals would surely come in an action-filled second half. Stephen Curry opened the scoring, latching onto a through ball and poking it past Dergview keeper Stefan McCusker. However, Dergview equalised just two minutes later, with Aaron Arkinson firing in from a cross.

Despite the immediate set back, 'Stute soon regained composure. Jamie McIntyre scored twice with two clinical finishes, one from a short corner beating the defender and firing home, and one from a one-on-one. Former Dergview man Kyle Friel-Curran also netted a brace against the club he left in January to round off the result.

The defeat leaves Dergview with a real challenge to secure one of the two promotion play-off spots.

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