Match Report 30/11/19 – Lisburn Distillery 0 v Newington 0
Lisburn Distillery 0 vs Newington 0
30/11/19 Bluefin Sport Premier Intermediate League
Newington started this match on the front foot as an early shot from Michael Gallagher in the 7th minute forced home keeper onto a an early save with an outstretched leg.
The Whites gradually worked their way into the game however it wasn’t until the 20th minutes that they were able to get away their first effort of note as a Free kick from Kevin Braniff from about thirty yards out, bounced in front of Newington ‘keeper Marc Maybin but the bounce was kind and he was able to pick it up without any danger.
The Whites rode their luck a little after this as a well struck shot from distance from Daniel White rattled off the Distillery post before being eventually cleared from danger.
The Whites then created a dangerous opening themselves as Braniff broke with the ball on the left hand side in the 29th minute and played a through ball down the left for Paul Young, Young took a touch and played a through ball into the centre of the box for the expectant Withers but his shot was well over from about ten yards out.
Braniff then volleyed over the bar in the 30th minute and shortly after this Timmy Clarke played a one, two with Young down the left wing, giving Clarke space to run in to and time to deliver a cross towards the front post for Braniff. His connection however was weak the forward didn’t get a strong enough touch on it to get it past the keeper, who was full stretch to make the save.
No goals then in the first half and the second started similarly with defences on top however a corner swung in for Newington in the 52nd minute towards the goal mouth saw Jonathan Gowdy attempt an overhead kick from inside the six-yard box, the ffort however was straight at Nicholl and then cleared from danger.
Chance for Distillery in the 60th minute as a free kick was taken quickly down the left wing towards Paul Young who crossed it towards the back post were the defender headed the ball out for a corner before it could fall to the advancing Distillery frontline.
Chances were few and far between in this war of attrition and it wasn’t really a surprise when the game eventually ended scoreless with both sides leaving with a point a piece.
Report by Johnny Millar
Team Lineup: Nicholl, Long, Clarke, McAlea, Moore, Getty, Harris, Withers, Braniff, Young, M.Rooney
Subs D.Rooney (for McAlea), O’Hanlon (for M.Rooney), Curley, McCaw (for Young), Beta.
David Hunter’s full picture gallery from the game can be found on Flickr @ https://flic.kr/s/aHsmJL9cLN