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Formed away back in 1880 Lisburn Distillery are one of Ireland’s oldest football clubs.
Known affectionately as “The Whites”, the club is based in Lisburn, Northern Ireland and features football for all ages from 8 years old up to senior football.
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It was a real case of flat beer coming after sparkling champagne for the Whites on
Saturday as they ended their season, and indeed a three game winning run, by losing
With a decent breeze behind them in the first half Queens were soon in control of the game and it was no surprise when they took the lead on 17 minutes when Nathan Jones was on hand to calmly finish following a kind break of the ball via the Distillery defence.
Second half saw the Whites with the strong breeze to their backs and this certainly saw them lift their game considerably. Chances came through Andrew Simpson, whose effort went over the Queens crossbar and skipper Stephen Curley whose well stuck header went narrowly wide.
The Whites also seemed to have a strong call for a penalty when McMurtry was tumbled by the Queens goalkeeper but the referee refused to give it and indeed proceeded to book the Distillery player for what he deemed as a dive.
Things then went from bad to worse for the visitors as George Douglas was quite rightly given a straight red card for a desperate lunge on a Queens defender, a real case of frustration descending on the young defender.
It just wasn’t going to be Distillery’s day and when Hanna toe poked home from short
range to make it 4-
On the day Queens fully deserved their victory but for Distillery it was a disappointing end to the season although with league status already secured for next season at least there were no tears to be shed at the end of this one.
So with the season now completed eyes will already be turning to season 2017-
Match report by Colin Hopkins
LDFC Team v Queens: McCrea, McParland, Douglas, Doherty, Curley, McCaw, McMurtry, Harris, Beta, Simpson, Peoples
Subs: Nelson, Boyd (for Simpson), Croft, Gordon (for Harris), Bell (for Peoples)
Queens 4 v Lisburn Distillery 0
Jones x 2, Hanna x 2
Saturday 29th April 2017 -