DERGVIEW claimed the bragging rights in a first derby meeting with Ballinamallard United in six seasons at Ferney Park this afternoon.
Goals by Paul Smith, Garth Falconer, Philip Wallace and an own goal helped the Derg visitors to victory over their rivals whose only response came from former Dergview player Aaron Arkinson.
Smith opened the scoring by picking the pocket of a defender and rounding Ducks keeper John Connolly but the lead was short-lived as Arkinson scampered through to lob Alan Buchanan just three minutes later.
However it was the Darragh Park men who took control in the second half.
Falconer connected with an inviting Adam Buchanan cross to power a header to Connolly’s top left hand corner and shortly afterwards it was 3-1 when Adam Dougherty and Mattie Callaghan combined on the left for Wallace to slide in at the back post.
And victory was complete when Andy Sproule showed his marker a clean pair of heels before his dangerous low cross was turned into his own net by Sean McEvoy.
Ballinamallard United: Connolly; Taheny; Smyth; McCann; McEvoy; Edgar (Kelly 70); Henderson; Arkinson; McCartney (Mullen 46); Cashel (Robb 79); Campbell.
Subs not used: Harney; Warrington.
Dergview: Al Buchanan; Ad Buchanan; M Buchanan; McNulty; Maxwell; Burns; Sproule; Kirk (Callaghan 49); Dougherty (Doherty 84); Smith (Wallace 65); Falconer.
Subs not used: Hargan; McCorkell.
Referee: Neil Robinson
FULL REPORT AND REACTION IN MONDAY’S TYRONE HERALD
SKIPPER Tommy Wray believes that with a few additions Dergview can be a more competitive team next season.