Institute’s quest to make it 8 wins in a row ended at Tillysburn Avenue when they were beat 2-1 by Harland and Wolff Welders.
The Welders started the better with Stute keeper Wilson making a few early saves. Carlyle was presented with a golden chance after a mix up in the Welders defence and with only the keeper to beat he slotted it the wrong side of the post.
Half time- H&W 0-0 Institute.
The Welders came out the stronger the second half and went ahead through from a free header from all of 6 yards. ‘Stute regrouped and created a few chances keeping Welders keeper Dougherty on his toes. Matters were levelled in the 70th minute when Roddy scored directly from a free kick. Although equalising- Stute were questioning the referee how the Welders keeper did not see red after taking down Carlyle when through one on one. From then on in it seemed that ‘Stute would go on and find the winner but their inability to defend corners cost them again when Paul Muir scrambled in a winner for the Welders to leave the final score Harland and Wolff Welders 2-1 Institute.