Alan McMurtry (centre) and Matthew Ferguson (right) were on target in the Whites' victory over Moyola Park (Picture © David Hunter)
Friday, 04 May 2018
Lisburn Distillery secured the points from this visit to Moyola Park with two goals in the latter stages of the second half.
The first chance of the game fell for Lisburn Distillery when, on 23 minutes, Matthew Ferguson struck a half volley over the bar. Moyola responded quickly when Aaron Harris carried the ball from deep, moving to the edge of the box before striking a low shot just wide.
With no clear chances it seemed as though a long range shot would be needed to break the deadlock. Moyola very nearly had that when in the 31st minute Benji Agnew turned into a volley, looping it just wide of the target in what would have been a spectacular goal.
Then, on 39 minutes, Agnew drove into the box but could only turn his shot inches wide.
Despite a more energetic start to the second half the first proper chance didn't arrive until the 63rd minute when Agnew who seemed certain to score but only to be thwarted by a well timed block.
The deadlock was broken with just over a quarter-of-an-hour remaining when a corner was tapped in by Matthew Ferguson.
Moyola might have levelled on 79 minutes when Stephen Greer ran at the defence but could only shoot straight at the keeper.
And Jonah Nicholl did well again soon after to deny David Paul with a fantastic save.
But the visitors sealed their victory with five minutes to go through Alan McMurtry who beat Marcin Farniok with a long range finished to complete the scoring.
Moyola Park: Farniok, McAllister, Harris, McQuillan, McClure, Doey, Greer, Forrest, D. Paul, McAuley, Agnew subs Rafferty (replaced Agnew 79), Hassan (not used), McGlade (replaced McAllister 65), Shaw (not used), Moore (not used)
Lisburn Distillery: Nicholl, Corry, Moore, Curley, A. Wright, Harris, McMurtry, Clarke, Workman, Ferguson, Young subs Saunders (not used), Reid (replaced Moore 62), Beta (replaced Young 65), Wharry (replaced A. Wright 78), Hislop (not used)
Referee: Barry Monaghan