Match Report 21/04/18 – Lisburn Distillery 0 v Dundela 3
21/04/18 Premier Intermediate League
Lisburn Distillery 0 vs. Dundela 3
Distillery started the game brightly and indeed had the first chance of the game as Ferguson got his head to McMurtry’s cross into the box on the 2nd minute, however, he was unable to turn the ball in to the net.
The Whites continued to look dangerous as they came close again this time Ferguson received the ball on the edge of the Dundela box and turned his player giving him space to play a through ball to Withers who shot well over the bar but really should have at least hit the target.
Distillery had a few chances in the opening minutes, which had they been converted the game may have had a different outcome, another notable chance came in the 13th minute as Withers’ cross fell to Workman in space in the box who had time to look up and seen Ferguson in space in front of goal and he was able to get a shot off which was blocked well by the keepers foot and the ball fell back out to Workman, who this time found McCaw, who’s shot was again blocked well by the Dundela defence.
This missed chance cost the White two minutes later as Dundela were awarded a penalty following a clumsy challange by home keper Saunder and spot kick was duly converted by the leagues top goal scorer, Jordan Hughes, who sent Saunders diving as he placed the ball in to the middle of the net.
We didn’t have to wait long until the Duns got their second goal of the game, this time McClelland intercepted an under hit Timmy Clarke back pass which didn’t quite reach the Distillery keeper and McClleland slid in to beat Saunders to the ball and tap it under the diving keeper who picked up an injury in the process.
The Duns as result started to grow in confidence and began to play the football which has got them to the top of the league, bombarding the Distillery defence, coming close to getting a third soon after as Owen Beggs’ volley flew over the bar.
Jordan Hughes then had a chance to add to his season’s total, running on to a back pass, this time from Wright, sending Hughes one on one with Saunders who Hughes tried to chip, however was not able to get it right and the ball fell on the roof of the net.
The Whites looked to fight their way back in to the game coming close to scoring as McCaw used excellent trickery out on the right wing to beat his man and play the ball to Workman, whose first time cross found the head once again of Ferguson, who headed just wide.
A minute into the second half Barry Moore received his first yellow card of the game and it didn’t take long until he got another one and as a result will miss out the next game.
It was Hughes again who finally put the game to bed the game driving home past replacement ‘keeper Jonah Nicholl who had came on to replace the injured Saunders earlier in the game.
A dismal day was capped off for the Whites when McCaw also received red reflecting Distillery’s day.
Match report by Johnny Millar
Team Line up: Saunders, McMurtry (yellow), Wright, Moore (red card), Clarke, Hislop, Harris, Workman, Whithers, Workman, McCaw (red card), Ferguson.
Substitutions: Nicholl (on for Saunders), Reid (on for McMurtry), Young (on for Workman). Curley, Beta
David Hunter’s Picture gallery from this game can be found on Flickr @ https://flic.kr/s/aHsmau9PSh