Armagh City's Ryan Corrigan (left) and Lisburn Distillery's Jonny McCaw during the draw at Holm Park. (©David Hunter)
Saturday, 22 September 2018
Armagh City picked up their first point of the campaign with this draw at home to Lisburn Distillery who themselves are awaiting their first win of the season.
The Eagles moved in front on 26 minutes in somewhat fortunate circumstances when Whites defender Barry Moore who directed the ball into his own net whilst attempting to clear danger from inside the box.
That was how it stayed until just before the hour after Francis Dugan worked his way into the box to beat the offside trap and fire low into the bottom right corner.
City keeper Declan Devine prevented a second around ten minutes later after managing to tip a Matthew Ferguson header onto an upright while also denying Conor Curran's free-kick a short time after to ensure the game ended all square.
Armagh City: Devine, L. Grimley, Kerr, Mallon, M. McKenna, Duffy, Fields, Duffy, Corrigan, Pedlow, S. McKenna, Wilson subs Courtney (replaced Duffy 67), Larkin (not used), Tavares (not used), Bates (replaced Pedlow 89), Balnanosis (replaced Wilson 73)
Lisburn Distillery: Nicholl, Corry, Curran, Moore, Reid, Harrison, McMurty, Harris, Ferguson, O'Hanlon, Dugan subs Kennedy (not used), Wright (not used), McCaw (replaced Dugan 67), Young (replaced O'Hanlon 67), Beta (not used)
Referee: Stephen Anderson
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