Match Report – Dollingstown 2 v Lisburn Distillery 1
Dollingstown 2 vs 1 Lisburn Distillery
Tennant’s Irish Cup Third Round
Dollingstown started the game off strong coming close to opening the scores in the 18th minute as Johnson made a charging run down the left wing and took a shot straight at ‘keeper Jonah Nicholl who pawed it towards Thompson, thankfully for the Whites his first time shot went straight at Nicholl, who was able to hold on to it.
Distillery had a chance of their on in the 25th minute as the ball fell to the edge of the penalty area for James Wright who headed down to Johnny McCaw but his shot went over the bar.
Thompson was involved in another Dollingstown attack in the 29th as he played a through ball, down the middle of the pitch towards Mooney who was then closed down quickly by Nicholl who was able to save Mooney’s shot and put it f=out for a corner.
Thompson then got a shot of his own off in the 36th minute, which he hit from outside the box. His shot forced Nicholl to dive to his left to make the save and he was able to hold on to the ball.
Distillery had a chance of their own a minute later as Barry Moore crossed the ball from deep in Dollingstown’s half, towards the back post were Paul Young was waiting and rose to win the header but the effort went narrowly wide ands the game remained scoreless.
The deadlock however was eventually broken and unfortunately for the Whites it was Dollingstown who broke it right at the brink of halt time as Johnson received the ball at the edge of the White’s box and drove it past Nicholl who was helpless to stop it.
Distillery tried to get the ball rolling again in the second half, coming close to equalising through O’Hanlon in the 51st minute, as the ball fell to him on the edge of the Dollingstown box but he sliced his shot wide.
Dollingstown had a chance of their own in the 53rd minute as a ball came in to the Distillery box were Mooney headed the ball on target, but his header was tipped away superbly to safety by Nicholl.
Dollingstown almost scored again a few minutes later as Johnson played a one-two with Thompson who laid it back to Johnson inside Distillery’s box where he shifted on to his left foot and struck it well but thankfully towards the wrong side of the left post.
The Whites had a chance of their own in the 71st minute as James Wright played the ball to the edge of the box to Kevin Braniff who curled it first time just past the post.
Distillery’s missed effort proved costly two minutes later the home side’s lead was doubled as Thompson inside the Distillery box, tucked in to the net through Nicholl’s legs.
Distillery fought back and were able to get one back in the 84th minute as Harris crossed the ball in to the box and it appeared that nobody got touch on it and it ended up in the net, but it was too little too late for the Whites and the referee blew the final whistle, putting Distillery out of the Irish cup.
LDFC Team: Nicholl, Irvine, Moore, McCaw, Stewart, Curley, O’Hanlon, Withers, Young, Wright, Beta
Subs: Harris (for Irvine), Braniff (f0r McCaw), Byrne, Clarke (for Young)
Report by Johnny Millar, David Hunter’s full picture galley from this game can be found @ https://flic.kr/s/aHsmJda745