Match report 11/11/17 Tobermore 3 v Lisburn Distillery 0
Bluefin Premier Intermediate League
11/11/17 Tobermore United FC 3 vs Lisburn Distillery 0
A disappointing league result for the Whites which, although still top of the table, leaves them only one point above Dundela who have a game in hand.
Tobermore’s first goal came late in the first half and was the result of a defensive error inside the box when Joe Reid miskicked which allowed Stephen Lamont to tap in to open Tobermore’s account.
Their second goal came soon after on the 42nd minute through another defensive mistake, this time from Stephen Curly who failed to clear the ball on the edge of the Distillery box allowing the ball to fall to Tobermore’s Doherty who hit the ball on the half volley sending it into the right side of the net out of the reach of the diving Nicholl who couldn’t get a hand to the ball as I curled away from his reach.
Distillery came close to getting a goal back on the 44th minute as Harris found McMurty with a ball over the top which McMurtry hit first time on the half volley from outside the box, the effort however didn’t overly trouble the keeper.
Tobermore sealed the deal in the first few minutes of the second half as Neil Lamont beat the offside trap and charged down the right wing to get his shot off, which was saved by Nicholl, however, Lamont was able to follow up on the rebound and put the game to rest by placing the ball in the bottom right corner of the net.
Distillery had a chance to come back into the game with a McCaw free kick on the 62nd which nearly caught the keeper off guard as it scraped past the far right post.
This was probably the closest Distillery came all day to scoring, they’re going to need to be a lot more clinical in front of goal if they are going to continue to challenge for the league title.
Match report by Johnny Millar
Team Lineup: Nicholl, Corry, Moore (yellow card), Reid, Curly, Hislop, Harris, McMurtry, Young, Workman, Ferguson.
Substitutions: Saunders, McCaw (on for Workman), Clarke (on for Young), Martin, Beta (on for Corry).
David Hunter’s full picture gallery from the game can be found @ https://www.flickr.com/gp/156507118@N06/hHe9WK