IRISH CUP: Dungannon breeze past Championship side Dergview

Dungannon Swifts 3 Dergview 0

Saturday, 7th January 2017, 5:08 pm
Updated Monday, 9th January 2017, 1:12 pm
Dungannon Swifts Cormac Burke celebrates.

Dungannon eased past Championship side Dergview to book their place in the last 16 of the Irish Cup.

There were no shocks at Stangmore Park, with the Swifts leading 2-0 at the break through Jarlath O’Rourke and Cormac Burke.

Andrew Mitchell made it 3-0 shortly after the restart.

There was an element of fortune about O’Rourke’s opener in the 42nd minute.

A cross from Mitchell was blocked by the goalkeeper and, as a defender tried to clear, the ball ricocheted in off O’Rourke.

Then in first half stoppage time some clever footwork on the edge of the box from Burke created a chance, and he fired home.

Prior to that Dungannon had found it tough going.

Burke had a couple of attempts on target while Ally Teggart saw an effort deflected wide, but otherwise Dergview were well in it.

At the other end David Armstrong made a goal-line intervention to deny Kyle Friel-Curran just before the Swifts’ second.

Any doubts over the outcome were settled four minutes into the second half.

A goalkeeping error presented Mitchell with a chance, and he hooked the ball home from the tightest of angles.

DGN SWIFTS: Coleman, Lowe, Armstrong, Wilson, O’Rourke (Clucas, 68), Harpur, Glackin, Burke, McMahon (McElroy, 68), Teggart, Mitchell (Lavery, 55)

Subs not used: Addis, Hegarty

DERGVIEW: Mulcahy, Porter, Falconer, Wray, Buchanan, Sproule, Burns, Arkinson, Cashel (Wallace, 57), Friel Curran (Lecky, 57), Campbell

Subs not used: Robinson, Ballard, McManus

Referee: Peter McGrath (Belfast)