DFC made the long journey to Portstewart missing both strikers and central midfield but nevertheless gave a highly impressive performance despite losing this key game 1-0.
Portstewart main outlet was there attacking wing back who nearly opened the scoring on 5 minutes after a great driving run but his well hit shot drifted wide of the far post.
Then on 25 minutes Liggett who worked really hard throughout the game had his shot saved at the near post and on 40 minutes and Portstewart thought they had went in front when there striker let fly from distance but Maguire made a memorable flying save.
In the opening 20 minutes of the second half the home team kept pressing but DFC more than matched their opponents in every department.
Then on 75 minutes the home side got a very lucky break that was decisive when the left back simply won his challenge to clear the ball from well inside his own half and this broke very kindly for the right winger who most people thought was in an offside position and he calmly fired low into the bottom corner,
King, Jones and Patterson made way for McMath , Gourley and Conlon as DFC went searching for the equaliser they deserved for there efforts but the home side held out for the important victory.