Warrenpoint visited the Riverside stadium this afternoon in order to face-off against Paul Kee’s Institute, who have been flying high in the NIFL Premiership so far this season.
In a close-fought encounter, Institute edged the play in the opening phase, and on 41 minutes talisman Stephen O’Flynn knocked the home team into the lead with a header, after connecting well with Man of the Match Declan McKeever’s pinpoint cross.
The Sky Blues created a series of promising chances throughout the second half, and threatened the Warrenpoint goal on a number of occasions, Aaron Walsh twice coming close to increasing the scoreline for his team.
After 5 home games on the trot, Institute now travel to current league leaders Ballymena United in a tie that will test Stute’s Premiership credentials further after their dream start to the season.
Rory Kelly; Graham Crown, Paddy McLaughlin, Mark Scoltock; Stephen Curry, Aaron Walsh, Declan McKeever, Darren McCauley (85 mins); Cormac Burke (29 mins), Stephen O’Flynn (85 mins).
Corey Wilson, Lee Toland (85 mins), Ben Doherty (29 mins), Mark Forker, Paul McVeigh (85 mins).
Martin Marron; Darren King, Jonathan Cowan (72 mins), Dermot McVeigh, Stephen Hughes, Stephen McCabe, Padraig Smith (72 mins), Liam Bagnall, Mark Hughes, Stephen Moan, Jonathan Breen (78 mins).
Jack McCreanor, John Boyle (72 mins), Ruairi Devlin (72 mins), Martin Havern (78 mins).