DERGVIEW confirmed four new signings following Saturday’s penalty shootout victory over Ballinamallard United in the annual John Forsythe Memorial charity game at a sun-kissed Darragh Park.
The new quartet includes former Loughgall United defender Graeme Taylor, midfielder Adam Buchanan, who joins from Killen Rangers, Stephen Wallace, a member of Harry McConkey’s NI Regions’ Cup squad and Dylan McCorkell, who was on the books of Danske Bank Premiership side, Coleraine.
The signings follow the arrival of striker Robbie Godfrey and Clarke was delighted that all four had put pen to paper for the forthcoming Championship campaign.
Wallace is currently injured but the rest all played a part in Saturday’s pre-season friendly and Clarke was delighted how they acquitted themselves against Premier League opposition.
He said, “They’re are all good players from the greater area looking to bridge that gap from intermediate to senior football. “
Saturday’s friendly, in memory of Dergview stalwart John Forsythe with all monies raised going towards Liam McHugh’s ongoing Cystic Fibrosis fund-raising effort, attracted a good crowd who were treated to a highly-competitive fixture.
Garth Falconer fired the hosts into the lead from the penalty spot but the contest finished all square thanks to a Ryan Curran deflected free kick which looped into the roof of the net over the diving Stefan McCusker.
In the penalty shootout McCusker though had the last word by saving the final Mallards spot-kick to leave the guesting Mark Cutler to secure the win it for the home side.
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