Duns draw a blank

Dundela 0-0 Armagh City 19/08/17 Premier Intermediate League

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Goalkeeper Ryan McBride who kept a clean sheet on his home debut.

The Duns were hoping to continue their bright start to the season when Armagh City visited Wilgar Park in the first home game of the new season.
It was no surprise when the same eleven players took to the field after Tuesdays demolition of Donegal Celtic and the early signs were good for the home side as straight from kick off they went on the attack with Burns and McMaster causing panic in the City defence.
With barely three minutes gone Gary Irwin rattled the Armagh post and soon after Mark McClelland fired a shot just over the bar.
As on Tuesday night Dundela were controlling the game with the young City side struggling to get out of their own half, Daniel Burns having another chance but flashed his shot wide of the goal.
The away side did eventually get forward but McBride was alert to thwart any danger.
HT 0-0
The second half started in much the same fashion as the first with Dundela pushing forward in the driving rain but without creating anything clear cut.
Against the run off play Hynds rattled the Dundela bar with a thunderous effort before Ben Murdock had a great chance for Dundela but failed to hit the target.
Jordan Hughes was then put through but the keeper was able to prevent him from getting in a shot.
McMaster then fired in a dangerous cross but unfortunately for the home side no one could contact before Murdock again had a chance for The Duns but shot well over the bar.
Dundela were becoming frustrated at not breaking the deadlock and were almost punished when Verenka claimed for a penalty after going down in the box but the referee waved play on.
With the City players happy to settle for a draw they slowed things down in the latter stages of the match and were able to see out the remaining minutes to secure a point.
FT 0-0

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