DOLLYBIRDS GET OFF TO WINNING START
Dollingstown kicked off the new Lough 41 Premier Intermediate League campaign with a two-goal defeat of Lisburn Distillery at Planters Park.
The Dollybirds opened the scoring through Daniel Gordon after 20 minutes but despite periods of pressure from the Whites throughout the first half they failed to threaten the home advantage.
The home side made sure of the points just before the hour through Gary Liggett after the Whites rearguard failed to fully clear a free-kick.
And despite Johnny Clapham's side enjoying plenty of possession throughout the second period they ultimately found the Dollingstown defence impenetrable.
Dollingstown: Buchanan, Redpath, McConnell, Liggett, Johnston, Toman, Gordon, Stewart, Taylor, Ewart, Hand subs Mooney (not used), Patterson (not used), Rea (not used), McCabe (replaced Ewart 86), Kernaghan (not used), Barr (replaced Johnston 27), Gardiner (not used)
Lisburn Distillery: Nicholl, Dillon, Clarke, Irvine, Getty, Higginson, O'Hanlon, Harris, Napier, Young, Brannigan subs Pollock (not used), McCaw (replaced Young 65), Moore (replaced Dillon 65), Grattan (replaced Higginson 86), Sullivan (replaced Brannigan 86)