The thoughts of Mac (Colin McIlwaine)– Lisburn Distillery 2 Crumlin United 0
A goal in each half, both well taken goals in their own right, was enough to see Lisburn Distillery into the second round of the Toals Steel & Sons Cup.
Matthew Ferguson scored the opener, Aaron Harris killed the game off and that is probably as much as most people will remember in a game that dragged on rather than flowed.
But that was of little concern to Mac who summed the afternoon up when he said; “The target was to make sure we were in the second round; getting the clean sheet and the win was what we set out to and I am very happy about that.
As far as the performance goes it wasn’t as exciting as people might have wanted to see but I thought we ground it out well – we were definitely not up to the level of what we can do but we did enough and if that is what it has to be, fair enough.
The bottom line was about starting off well at home; we know how important it is going to be here this year and we have to make the most of being at home. Credit to Crumlin and Ciaran (Caldwell) they gave is a tough game but we did enough and if we had taken one or two other chances it would have been a lot more comfortable.”
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