Match Report Lisburn Distillery 4 v Colin Valley FC 1
18/11/17 Intermediate Cup Second Round
Lisburn Distillery 4 v Colin Valley 1
Distillery started off this game strongly on the front foot getting their first goal in the 6th minute through Wharry who headed home from a Workman corner to make it one nil to the Whites.
However, Colin Valley came straight back into the game scoring an equaliser a minute later when the Whites defence didn’t clear their lines and a Colin Valley striker was allowed to slide to get a touch on a driven cross into the box.
This set back only seemed to spur Distillery on as they continued to attack the Colin Valley defence, showing a lot of confidence going forward albeit without the finishing touch although Matthew Ferguson did come close on the 13th minute, hitting the crossbar from outside the box.
The second Distillery goal didn’t arrive until the 31st minute when Nick Beta beat the offside trap before letting the ball bounce in front of him and proceeding to hit it on the half volley in to the bottom right hand corner of the net.
We didn’t have to wait long until the next goal came in, this time from Andrew Simpson who got his second, and indeed his second headed, goal of the season as he found himself on the end of another Workman cross, confirming Workman’s second assist of the game.
The hosts were in the ascendancy by this stage with another goal coming in the 41st minute as McCaw dropped his man before playing the ball to Clarke whose cross got cleared away but only as far as Workman who beat his man and played the ball through to the unmarked Ferguson who made it 4-1.
The second half didn’t live up to the excitement of the first and no more goals were scored by either team, however the Whites continued to apply the pressure and possibly could have finished the game with a few more goals than they did, Burns came the closest to goal on the 87th minute as he tried to chip the keeper, but the ball went just over the bar.
Match report by Johnny Millar
Team Line-up: Saunders, Moore (off for Martin), Wharry (yellow card), Curley, Workman (off for Burns), Clarke (off for Young), Harris, Simpson, McCaw, Ferguson, Beta.
Substitutions: Nicholl, Martin, Hislop, Young, Burns.
David Hunters full picture gallery from the game can be found at https://flic.kr/s/aHskxt3JFv