Dollingstown made the short journey to former fellow Mid Ulster competitors Hanover in the tie of the round in the Match Intermediate Cup on Saturday and came away with a very professional 2-0 victory.
Despite the loss of a number of regular players and those coming in playing in unusual positions this was a comprehensive overall team performance from the opening minutes.
Ryan Gourley forced the first chance on 8 minutes when his wicked cross was almost headed into his own net by the full back rushing back to clear and Ryan Lawless had two further great chances in the opening period but failed to convert both of them.
The second half continued at pace and after the hour mark Richy Thompson was introduced for Lawless and almost immediately DFC made the break through they deserved. Adam Patterson made a superb reverse pass to set up Glenn Hand who had led the line superbly all afternoon and he coolly slotted in at the near post.
Hanover almost equalised from a free kick that scraped the outside of the post before Davy Gray came on to replace Gourley.
Hanover went in search of the equaliser and Matty Walker made a great headed clearance from a dangerous cross before Gray wrapped up the game with a calm finish into the bottom corner.
This was a very solid overall team performance today for DFC who host table topping Queen’s next Saturday at 2pm in the league.