Match Report – Lisburn Distillery 7 v Sport & Leisure Swifts 2
13th October 2018-10-14
Bluefin Premier Intermediate League
Lisburn Distillery 7 vs Sport and Leisure Swifts 2
Sport and Leisure opened the scores in the 10th minute as Patrick Doyle threaded a through ball in between Curran and Hill, straight to the feet of Darren Gallagher, who picked his spot past Nicholl, into the bottom right corner f the net.
It looked like it was going to be a bad day in the office for Distillery as Sport and Leisure then added to the score line in the 34th minute. This time it was Ryan Burns who found his name on the goal sheet, tapping in from five yards as the ball was failed to be cleared away from the S and L corner.
Distillery were able to get a goal back five minutes later as McMurtry’s cross into the box was pawed out by Saunders only as far as O’Hanlon who cut back inside, sending his defender the wrong way and opening space for the ball to be played in to Wright, who was running into the box and smacked it past the keeper.
The Whites used this goal scoring momentum to full effect and were able to get an equaliser just before the half came to a close, this time it was Paul Young who got his name on the score sheet, his shot from inside the box deflected in the net, putting the keeper off his dive.
As the second have begun, Paul Young was straight back amongst the action ,as he played a through ball for Matthew Ferguson, who was kept on side from the full back on the far wing, allowing Ferguson time to compose himself and lift the ball up and over Saunders, who had rushed off his line to close Ferguson down.
The game had changed entirely by this stage and it was as good as game over for the visitors when, on 54 minutes, Ryan Burns was dismissed for a totally reckless challenge.
It was no surprise then when Distillery’s fourth goal came in the 60th minute as Harris ran on to a cross in to the box and tapped in from five yards to make it four to the Whites.
Wright was able to get his second of the game soon after as he continued his run alongside Ferguson who had beaten the offside trap and played Wright in for his second tap in of the game.
O’Hanlon assisted the 6th goal of the game, in the 78th minute, this time playing substitute Francis Dugan in to get his first of the game.
The seventh Distillery goal of the game almost came a few minutes later, in the 83rd minute; however, the post denied Johnny McCaw from getting his name on the score sheet, after he rattled a shot from outside the box.
However, McCaw refused to let this trouble him and he didn’t have to wait long to get his name on the goal scorer’s sheet, scoring in the 86th minute finished the game off.
A truly remarkable come back then for the Whites and doubtless they will be hoping that their first three points of the season spurs them on to even greater things in the weeks ahead.
Lisburn Distillery Team Lineup:
Nicholl, McMurtry, Curran, Hill, Reid, Hislop, Harris (C), Wright, Young, O’Hanlon, Ferguson. Subs:- Beggs, Moore (for Hill), Byrne, McCaw (for Harris), Dugan (for Young)
Match report by Johnny Millar
David Hunter’s picture gallery from the game can be viewed on Flickr @ https://flic.kr/s/aHsmpckSb5