Mourne Cup Report
29/07/17 Mourne Cup
Dungannon Swifts 4 v Lisburn Distillery 0
Valley Rangers 2 v Lisburn Distillery 1
Lisburn Distillery played in the Mourne Cup 2017 where the faced Dungannon Swifts in their first game of the tournament.
The Swifts proved to be tough opposition from the start scoring on the 2nd minute as a cross was delivered from the right wing into Fitzpatrick who extended his leg to get a touch on it to open the scores.
Lockhart doubled the Swifts lead shortly after with a shot from distance which found the bottom corner of the net.
Dungannon continued to show that they were a quality side with great passing play dominating the first half and scoring a third on the 33rd minute through Fitzpatrick who added to his own goal tally combining with Hutchison before passing it into the net.
Dungannon finished the game off late in the second half by getting their fourth goal through McMahon who got through one on one with the Distillery keeper after a defensive mistake from the Whites, McMahon kept a cool head to put the ball past the keeper.
Distillery had only a short time to rest before going into their second game of the tournament were they faced Valley Rangers.
Distillery looked the stronger of the two teams opening the score line through a free-kick taken by Curtis Johnston, the keeper didn’t even move as the ball sailed into the top left corner of the net.
However, Valley Rangers got a lucky deflection from a shot from outside the box which deflected into the top corner of the net to tie the scores.
The bad luck continued for Distillery as goalkeeper Jonah Nicholl went off injured forcing midfielder Stephen Hislop to step up into the role.
Valley rangers capitalised on this and shortly after finished the game off by heading home from a corner to secure the victory.
Altogether a frustrating tournament, however it was good for the players to get the fitness under their belts in preparation for the new season.
Highlights from both games will appear on Lisburn Distillery TV later this week
Match report by Johnathan Millar