Match report – Irish Cup Fifth Round – Coleraine 7 v Lisburn Distillery 0
6th of January 2018
Tennents Irish Cup
Coleraine 7 vs Lisburn Distillery 0
The Whites travelled to Coleraine yesterday to face the highflying Bansiders who are currently sitting second in the Danske Bank Premier League, only one point behind league leaders, Crusaders.
Yesterday’s performance highlighted their league standing, with any hopes of a Distillery upset dashed as early as the first minute with the hosts scoring their first goal in the first minute of the game through McConaghie’s header.
After that early set back the Whites settled somewhat however it was Coleraine who continued to dominate the chances and on 28 minutes the highly impressive Dooley got on the end of Carson’s cross into the box to double their lead.
A third goal followed before the half came to a close, a tap in for McGonigle made it three nil as the whistle blew and the first half ended.
The second half continued in a similar vein to the first which meant we didn’t have to wait long in to the second half for Coleraine to continue to put the ball in the net, this time Martin Smith superbly putting the ball past Nicholl.
Smith then helped out a few minutes later to get Coleraine’s fifth goal of the day as he passed to substitute Parkhill who picked his spot well from the edge of the box rifling home a fifth goal.
Coleraine’s sixth goal was expertly taken by the 18 year old substitution Matthew Kirk who received the ball on the edge of the Distilery box, and curled the ball into the top right corner of the net leaving Whites goalkeeper Nicholl with no chance.
Smith had a chance to add to his goal tally shortly after, hitting the frame of the goal on the 85th minute.
Distillery’s best chance came on 88 minutes when debutant Adam Wright failed to convert from close range thus denying the visitors a consolation goal for their efforts.
Coleraine’s final goal of the day came on the 89th minute again from Kirk who got his second of the day after coming off the bench, he ran on to a long ball over the top of the defence riding a challenge from Joe Reid and placing the ball calmly past Nicholl.
LDFC Team Line up: Nicholl, Reid, AdamColeriane 7 LDFC Wright, Wharry, McMurtry, Clarke, Hislop (off for McCaw), Harris, James Wright (off for Workman), Ferguson, Young (off for Beta).
Substitutions: Saunders, Curly, Martin, McCaw, Workman, Beta, Simpson.
Match report by Johnny Millar
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