Match Report 28/10/17 Lisburn Distillery 3 v Sport & Leisure 0
Bluefin Premier Intermediate League
Lisburn Distillery 3 vs Sport and Leisure Swifts 0
Lisburn Distillery returned to the top of the Bluefin Premier Intermediate League on Saturday with a comfortable victory over Sport and Leisure Swifts.
The first goal of the game came in the 17th minute as Gary Workman broke with the ball in the middle of the park, his run out to the right wing drew Swifts defenders out of position leaving a huge gap in the left for Aaron Harris to exploit. Workman’s square ball was calmly put away by Harris who opened up his goal tally for the season.
The Swifts also had chances early on in the game, Stephen O’Neil’s run on the 25th minute gave the Whites a scare as he breezed past four defenders, before coming up against Joe Reid who forced him into a tight angle on the left side of the box, not giving him any room to get a decent connection on his shot, which was an easy save for goalkeeper Jonah Nicholl.
Distillery had a chance to double their lead right at the start of the second half as Paul Young’s saved shot fell to the feet of McMurtry who only had one Swifts defender to beat between him and the goal, however, the defender stood his ground and McMurtry’s effort was right at him, the rebound however fell to the feet of Workman who was quickly closed down by the keeper and the ball fell once again for McMurtry , who once again hit it straight down the middle, this time to be saved by the keeper.
However, the Whites didn’t have to wait long for their second goal to come as they were rewarded a free kick on the 54th minute which Workman drove into the box, his pin point free kick picking out the head of Ferguson who got his 10th goal of the season.
Distillery sealed the victory on the 84th minute as Aaron Harris found acres of space down the right wing and was able to play the ball across to Ferguson who was unable to get his second of the game as he tripped over the ball just a few yards out from the net. However, substitute Timmy Clarke made sure that the chance did not go to waste as he quickly ran to follow up, smashing the ball into the roof of the net inside the 6 yard box.
A comfortable victory then for the Whites the result putting them back on top of the table as we head into November.
Match report by Johnny Millar
LDFC Team lineup: Nicholl, Corry, Moore, Wharry, Reid, Young, Harris, Hislop, Workman, Ferguson, McMurtry.
Substitutions: Saunders, Douglas, Clarke (on for Young), McCaw, Beta (on for Workman).
David Hunter’s full picture gallery from the game can be found on the clubs official Flickr page @ https://flic.kr/s/aHsm7ZtRpm