Match report – Lis Distillery 0 v Bangor 2
Match Report – 06/11/21 – Lisburn Distillery 0 v Bangor 2
Premier Intermediate League
Lisburn Distillery’s pointless start to the league season continued on Saturday as they lost 2-0 to high flying Bangor although they will have been encouraged by a performance which ensured the league leaders had to work exceptionally hard for their victory.
After a relatively slow opening period of play with chances virtually non existent it was the Whites who closest to the breakthrough as the fall fell kindly to Jonny McCaw on the edge of the six yard area, his effort appeared to be heading into the net but the slightest of deflections from a Bangor defender ensured the effort went narrowly wide of the visitors post.
After this chances once again became extremely limited for both sides and no doubt the Whites would have been delighted in going in all square at the break however it was not to be.
Bangor’s Kyle Woods picked up an injury and was subsequently replaced by Ben Arthurs on 43 minutes and within seconds his appearance made all the difference. A free kick was awarded to the Seasiders on 44 minutes, up stepped former White Mark Cooling whose goal bound effort was superbly saved by home ‘keeper Jonah Nicholl but the parry then fell kindly to the in running Arthurs who slotted home from close distance to give Bangor the lead. The Whites players protested in vain about his being offside when the free kick was taken but the match officials refused to listen to their pleas and Bangor went into the break 1-0 ahead.
Second half continued in a similar vein to the first with few chances although Michael Halliday had a glorious chance to extend Bangor’s lead on 58 minutes but his close range header somehow went wide of the Distillery goal.
A brief let off then for Distillery although on 66 minutes they did concede a second, once again to substitute Arthurs who beat the offside trap before calmly slotting the ball into the corner of the net past the advancing Nicholl.
After this it was just a matter of Bangor seeing the game out and this they duly did with only the one minor scare as a thunderous strike from Barry Moore on 86 minutes sailed narrowly over the visiting crossbar much to the relief of Bangor ‘keeper Matty Anderson.
Disappointment then once again for the Whites who really need to start picking up some points soon
LDFC LINE UP:- Nicholl, Dillon, Moore, Reid, Getty, Higginson, O’Hanlon, Harris, Napier, McCaw, Lucas
Subs: Bell, Irvine, Sullivan (for Higginson), C.Young, McCauley (for McCaw), Withers (for Lucas)