Lisburn Distillery 2 v Queens Univ 0
20/08/17 Bluefin Sport Premier Intermediate League
Lisburn Distillery 2 v Queens University 0
The Whites continued their winning start to the season by beating Queens University in their second league game.
The game kicked off with McCaw picking up an early yellow card which seemed to set the tone for the way in which this game would end.
McCaw however redeemed himself minutes later by putting the Whites in front on the 15th minute when his volley from outside the box left the keeper unable to move as the ball sailed in to the top left corner of the net, a goal which will undoubtedly be an early contender for the goal of the season.
Nevertheless, undeterred by the early goal Queens showed that they were going to be difficult opposition, Mullholland, heading just over the bar on the 19th minute failing to equalise the scores.
Distillery also had their fair share of missed opportunities, one clear missed chance coming to mind during injury time when McMurtry played a driven ball into the box for Young who took his eye off it allowing it to fall to Harris who tried to curl it into the top corner of the net narrowly missing out on adding to the score tally.
As a result of this miss, Distillery came out into the second half only one up, this one nil lead would prove hard to keep as Gary Workman got sent off early in the second half leaving the Whites to hold on to their lead for the remaining half an hour.
Distillery showed a great defensive effort with a notable performance from goalkeeper Jonah Nicholl who helped his side retain the lead.
The game became balanced out on the 86th as Ciaran O’Hare for Queens received his second yellow to make both teams down to ten men after only being subbed on to the pitch ten minutes earlier.
The teams now once again level on numbers the Whites soon took advantage of the return to parity as Paul Young kept a cool head to calmly slot the ball home as the game headed into injury time.
Another good result for the Whites keeping them on the top of the table although with only two games played everyone realises that there is still very much a long road ahead.
LDFC Team: Nicholl, McMurtry, Wharry, Reid, Clarke, Harris, McCaw, Workman, Young, Ferguson, Beta
Subs: Saunders, Hislop (for Beta), Simpson (for McCaw), Curley, Corry
Report by Johnny Millar
A fill picture gallery from the game can be found on our Official Flickr page @ https://flic.kr/s/aHsm6UZQyx