Pre-Match Guide | Institute 18/02/23

We welcome Institute to Dixon Park tomorrow afternoon for our next Lough 41 Championship fixture.

Match Info

When: Saturday 18th February – Kick-Off 3:00pm

Where: Dixon Park

What: Lough 41 Championship

Entry: Pay at the gate – £8 (Adult) / £5 (OAP & U16) / £3 (U12 in the company of an adult)

Match Sponsor: Beechview Developments

Ball Sponsor: Terry Coulter Cars

The Opponents

Institute fell to defeat against Newington at the Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium on Tuesday night. Patrick Downey opened the scoring after just seven minutes with a fierce strike from inside the box. Then, on 39 minutes, Tiarnan McNicholl doubled Newington’s lead to complete the scoring and ultimately secure the win.

The Comrades

The Comrades grabbed a late winner to defeat Ards in an entertaining encounter at Dixon Park on Tuesday night. Darius Roohi fired the Comrades in front on 27 minutes with a curling effort from 16 yards after his initial effort had been blocked. Ards levelled a minute into the second half through Patrick Cafolla after the ball had been played in from the left but Roohi restored Ballyclare’s lead just before the hour from close range for his second of the evening. The visitors hit back again on 69 minutes through Ross Arthurs’ header at the near post but, right at the end, Gary Donnelly bagged the winner with a great finish into the far corner from the left side of the box.

Last Time Out

The last time these two sides met was just two weeks ago when a single goal was enough to see Comrades advance to the last eight of Irish Cup with a win over Institute at the Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium. The deadlock was broken on 58 minutes when Cillin Gilmour whipped the ball in with pace from a free kick taken just outside the left edge of the box, and it was met by a perfectly flicked header by Cónal McGrandles which flew past the ‘keeper and into the roof of the net. The visitors saw the remainder of the game out to seal a win deserved on their second half performance.