Larne suffer defeat to Institute

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Larne are still without a win in this season’s Championship 1 campaign following Friday’s 2-0 defeat against Institute at Drumahoe.

Despite playing the final 25 minutes against 10 men, the Reds never looked likely to salvage even a point.

The home side took the lead on 23 minutes. McCrudden’s cross into the box was met by Sean Roddy and his shot was heading wide until a deflection off Andy Simms diverted it inside Chris Keenan’s left-hand post.

The lead was doubled on 53 minutes. A free-kick on the left found McCrudden whose shot was blocked by Scott Todd, but, despite the presence of three defenders, Ricky-Lee Dougherty fired a low shot inside the post.

Institute were reduced to 10 men following a straight red for Dean Jarvis. Larne sent on Liam Carland, McClean and McAllister but most of the action centred on the Larne goal. Keenan kept the scoreline respectable with two outstanding saves to deny Parkhouse and Roddy.

Larne: Keenan, S Todd, Lemon, C Todd, Wharry, Workman, Irvine, Devine, Maguire, Berry, Simms, Subs: Carland (Lemon), McClean (Berry), McAllister (Irvine), Hanna.

More coverage from this game and post-match reaction in this week’s Larne Times