Newington 0 v Lisburn Distillery 4 Match report
16/08/17 Bluefin Sport Premier Intermediate League
Newington FC 0 v Lisburn Distillery 4
A great start to Lisburn Distillery’s season as the White’s find themselves on the top of the table following their four nil victory over Newington.
Distillery showed signs that they are going to have an attacking style of play for the upcoming season as they created chances right from the first whistle. Nick Beta headed just high of the net 7 minutes in, a clear chance that maybe should have been converted.
The attacking pressure however continued as just a minute later Distillery hit the bar through Ferguson’s half volley.
The Whites came another step closer to the net in the 18th minute through McCaw who ran onto a through ball by Corry which beat the Newington defence and was controlled by McCaw with his head before being volleyed into the keeper’s hands.
A chance missed, however McCaw was able to redeem himself when just before the half came to a close he spotted the run of Workman down the right wing and played in a superb through ball to his fellow midfielder who duly composed himself well under pressure and rifled the ball into the top left hand corner of the net from a tight angle, making it one nil to the Whites going into the break.
Distillery came out on to the pitch raring to go for the second half, getting an early goal on the 48th minute through Workman made it two for himself and his team as he ran onto a Ferguson through ball and took an early shot which left the keeper standing as the ball went into the bottom corner of the net.
Workman was then involved in another chance minutes later as his free kick found the head of Reid who squared the ball back across the goal only to be cleared away.
The chances kept coming for Distillery who managed to make it three nil as goalkeeper Nicholl’s free kick managed to find the head of Nick Beta who flicked it into the path of Paul Young who confidently placed the ball through the keeper’s legs and in to the back of the net.
Ferguson then put the game to rest in the 84th minute as Harris played him through one on one with the goalkeeper and he kept his composer and coolly place the ball in the back of the net to make it four.
A great start to the season for Distillery who are top of the league and ready to face Queens on Saturday.
Team lineup: Nicholl, Corry, Clarke, Reid, Wharry, Harris, McCaw, Young, Workman, Ferguson, Beta
Substitutes: Toolan, McMurtry (for Young), Martin (for Beta), Gordon, Hislop (for McCaw).
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