Michael O'Hanlon is closed down by Banbridge defenders Stuart Thompson (left) and Ryan Moffatt in the 0-0 draw at Crystal Park (© David Hunter)


Banbridge Town and Lisburn Distillery failed to produce any goals in a scoreless draw at Crystal Park.

The first half was an even affair with the sides trading chances throughout.

The Whites pressed first with a Timmy Clarke volley over the bar while, at the other end, Lewis Houston saw a first time effort suffer a similar fate.

Barry Moore was next to fire over before Banbridge's Conor Downey came closest with a well taken free-kick which, again, was too high.

And so it continued ... Moore for Distillery followed by James Costello before the visitors crafted the last chance of the half when Mikey Withers shot just the wrong side of the post.

Banbridge looked more likely to find a way through after the break with Matthew McCartan and Costello again tested Jonah McNicholl - and then Costello came closest of all in cannoning a shot off an upright.

Distillery's last chance came in the closing moments after Aaron Harris found Kevin Braniff but his drive towards the right post was saved by Gerard McErlean. 

Banbridge Town: McErlean, Wilson, Devlin, Thompson, Clarke, McCartan, Houston, Downey, Greene, Costello, Moffatt subs McGuinness (not used), Scott (not used), Calvert (not used), Tumilty (not used), Orr (not used)

Lisburn Distillery: Nicholl, Long, Moore, McAlea, Stewart, Getty, O'Hanlon, Harris, Withers, Braniff, Clarke subs Wright (replaced McAlea 75), Byrne (not used), McCaw (replaced Withers 79), Beta (replaced O'Hanlon 85)

Referee: Michael McKenna