Institute lost their position at the top of the table after a goalless draw at the Riverside Stadium which will go down as two points dropped. The returning Michael McCrudden put in a lively performance and saw two first half efforts from close range well blocked by the goalkeeper, with Stute well on top. The visitors saw more of the ball in the second half, but Institute had the lion’s share of the chances and with Knockbreda trying to cling on for the draw, McCauley fired just over when presented with a good opportunity to win it in the dying minutes.
INSTITUTE: Doherty, Crown, P McLaughlin, Curran, McKeever; Walsh, Varma, McCrudden, McCauley; Parkhouse, O’Flynn (S Curry).
Subs not used: Hume, Devlin, C McLaughlin, Gallagher.