INSTITUTE will travel to either Larne or Carrick Rangers in the sixth round of the Irish Cup after progressing into the last 16 with a second half demolition of Loughgall at the Riverside Stadium this afternoon.
The Drumahoe men came from a goal behind and cruised into the next round with goals from Darren McFadden, Stephen Curry, Aaron Walsh and a Dwayne McManus double to end the hopes of the Championshhip outfit who were reduced to 10 men when goalkeeper Garth Buchanan was shown a straight red card for dissent late in the second half.
The fifth round match involving ‘Stute’s sixth round opponents, Carrick Rangers or Larne, was abandoned after a head injury to Larne’s Scott Irvine. The date of that replay has yet to be confirmed.
For ‘Stute boss Paul Kee, he was just delighted to see his side progress and get back to winning ways after a run of poor results in the league.
“We started off slowly and gave them a bit of a head-start but credit to the players the last 20 minutes of the first half they improved and it was good to see Darren McFadden score.
“Stephen Curry got the second goal in the second half and we seemed to be quicker and sharper and played most of the second half in their half,” he added. “To score five goals was great but the win was the most important thing.”
See Tuesday ‘Journal’ for full reaction.