Kieran O'Connor levelled for Lisburn Distillery in their 2-2 draw at Knockbreda (Picture: David Hunter)
Saturday, 09 April 2016
The visitors got a real boost in the second minute of this game when, following a fine run and cross by Lee Chapman, Rhys Grainger headed the ball into the net for the first goal.
'Breda responded on three minutes when David McMaster got to the byline and crossed for Jordan Hughes to equalise.
On 19 minutes 'Breda went ahead with a fine goal from Dylan Wilson who shot high into the opposite top corner of the goal from the edge of the box.
The visitors, to their credit, kept going and deservedly equalised on 58 minutes when Kieran O'Connor got behind the home defence and coolly finished.
The Whites could have taken all three points but for a couple of good saves by home keeper Stephen McKay although 'Breda almost snatched a winner deep in added time when, following a corner, a shot went just past the post.
Knockbreda: McKay, King, Cockcroft, E. Hughes, Owens, McCain, Wilson, Templeton, Gibson, J. Hughes, McMaster subs Burns (replaced Gibson 78), Ferguson (not used), M. Johnston (replaced McMaster 63), Halliday (not used), D. Johnston (replaced Cockcroft 82)
Lisburn Distillery: Brown, Pierce, Begley, Burns, Simpson, McIlhagga, Rooney, McDonnell, Grainger, O'Connor, Chapman subs Halfpenny (replaced O'Connor 73), Gibson (not used), Evans (not used), Roohi (replaced Rooney 13), Trohear (not used)
Referee: Damien Basketfield