An eagerly awaited return to action for both teams due to the adverse weather conditions in recent weeks, and it was the Reserves who made the ideal start early on.
Owen McLaughlin won a free-kick on the left side which young Corey Jamison whipped into the near post, and after a fumble from the Articlave ‘keeper Steven Campbell turned in the loose ball to make it 1-0.
The impressive Jamison was soon involved again when he played a dangerous ball over the top of the opposition defence and Jamie Connor held off the attentions of his marker to lob a tidy finish over the advancing goalie to make it 2-0.
Dervock however, seemed to lift their foot off the gas as Articlave began to probe and cause the home defence some problems, Michael McDaid and Regan White with some neat hold up play and darting runs in behind respectively.
>As the Reserves became nervous, Articlave capitalised when Connor McCoriston ran onto a short back pass to round the ‘keeper and pull a goal back just before half-time.
With Steven Campbell and Danny Holmes also going close for Dervock, Articlave pushed for the equaliser which would take the game to extra time, but the ‘wee Reserves’ held on to make it to the next round.
Dervock Reserves: 1 Scott Weir 4 Nicky McCook 6 Aaron Martin 8 Corey Jamison 9 Steven Campbell 10 Jamie Connor 13 Owen McLaughlin 15 Joseph Ferguson 16 Kevin Holmes 18 Mervyn McConaghy C 23 Keenan Buick
Subs: 7 Vince Kane 14 Danny McMullan 20 Daniel Holmes
Articlave: 1 Robert Ewing GK 2 Nathan Black 3 Darren Hutton 4 Liam Kearns 5 Colin Hutchinson 6 Jordon Brown 7 Sean McKendry 8 Lee Lindsay 9 Regan White 10 Michael McDaid 11 Connor McCorriston