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Carrick Rangers 2-2 Institute

Institute earned a 2-2 draw away to Carrick Rangers on Saturday in the first league game of the season.

‘Stut’se season couldn’t have got off to a better start on Saturday, as Carrick defender Kyle Owens gave away a penalty just three minutes into the game, which Sean Roddy converted to give the visitors the lead.

Institute were playing some excellent football and were well on top of a nervous looking Carrick team. The pressure paid off on the quarter hour mark, as Ryan Semple doubled the visitors lead.

Carrick got back in to the game on 38 minutes as Correy Davidson scored from 12 yards.

Conor McCloskey got Carrick level from the penalty spot on 76 minutes after McGilloway had been fouled in the box meanwhile McGilloway thought he had won the game for Carrick in the dying minutes but his effort was ruled out for offside.

Paul Kee was pleased with the performance of the team saying, “It was a good shift today from the players. Dug deep in the second half when the home team upped the pressure.”

‘Stute’s next match is home to Tobermore United on Friday night, 7.45pm kick off in the Belfast Telegraph Championship.

Institute Team: Ryan, Roddy, Taylor, Jarvis, McLaughlin, Harkin, Semple, McCauley, Dougherty, McCrudden, McKeever

Subs: Wilson, Crown, Patterson, McCready, Walsh

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