Annagh blow apart Stute's big plans as Storm Elin takes toll in PlayR-Fit Championship

Portadown boss Niall Currie
Portadown boss Niall Currie Portadown boss Niall Currie

ON a day when the PlayR-Fit Championship was decimated by Storm Elin, Institute missed the chance to breeze into second place when they surprisingly lost 3-1 to Annagh United at the Brandywell.

A Stevie Murray double and a goal for Jack Evans did the trick for Annagh, Stute replaying through Tiarnan McKinney.

In the only other game to survive, Ards and Ballinamallard drew 2-2 at Clandeboye Park.

Leaders Dundela's clash with Bangor at Wilgar Park, promotion-chasing Portadown's match with Ballyclare Comrades at Shamrock Park, Newington's trip to Knockbreda and Dergview at home to H&W Welders were all called off.

Dundela are three points ahead of Niall Currie's second placed Ports with a game in hand.


Knockbreda P Newington P; Ards 2 Ballinamallard 2; Dergview P H&W Welders P; Dundela P Bangor P; Institute 1 Annagh 3; Portadown P Ballyclare P


Tuesday, December 12: Ballyclare Comrades v Newington (7.45pm)

Friday, December 15: Bangor v Knockbreda (7.45pm)

Saturday, December 16 (3pm unless stated): Newington v Institute (Inver Park, 2pm); Annagh v Dergview; Ballinamallard v H&W Welders; Ballyclare v Dundela; Portadown v Ards