Stephen Acheson (30)
Stephen McCavitt (63)
Conor Downey (79)

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Matthew Ferguson (75)

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Stephen McCavitt doubled Banbridge's lead (Picture: John McVitty/PressEye.com)

BANBRIDGE SECURE OPENING DAY THREE POINTS

Stephen Acheson opened the scoring for Banbridge after half-an-hour when he deflected a goalbound effort past Whites keeper Jonah Nicholl

That was how it stayed until just after the hour when Stephen McCavitt made it 2-0 with a finish from Darren McGrath's lay-off. 

Distillery pulled back through Matthew Ferguson with a quarter-of-an-hour to go with a header beyond Gerard McErlean but, four minutes after that, Conor Downey completed the scoring after connecting with a cross from the right.

Banbridge Town: McErlean, Wilson, Devlin, Acheson, Greene, McGuinness, Allison, Gould, McGrath, McCavitt, Clydesdale subs McCreanor (not used), Morrison (not used), Downey (replaced Clydesdale 64), Dennison (not used), Moffatt (not used)

Lisburn Distillery: Nicholl, McMurtry, Clarke, Moore, Byrne, Wright, McCaw, Harris, Ferguson, Dugan, Young subs Saunders (not used), Beta (replaced Young 59), Swann (not used), Hislop (replacd Wright 59), Storey (not used)

Referee: Peter Murray