Matt Hazley completed the scoring for Dungannon Swifts (Picture: Russell Pritchard/PressEye.com)
Tuesday, 30 August 2016
Matt Hazley inspired Dungannon Swifts to an ultimately comfortable League Cup defeat of Sport & Leisure Swifts at Stangmore Park.
Stefan Lavery opened the scoring for the Swifts on 25 minutes when he curled the ball into the bottom left corner after Matt Hazley had teed him up.
Terry Fitzpatrick added a second just after the half-hour with a chip over 'keeper Michael Magill from the edge of the box, again with Hazley providing the assist.
Then, on 37 minutes, Hazley was involved again after he was brought down in the area with Paul McElroy duly converting from the spot.
Number four arrived early in the second half after Stefan Lavery teamed up with Cormac Burke for the latter to fire beyond Magill from 18 yards.
It was 5-0 just before the hour mark when Alan Teggart broke clear of the defence to take the ball past Magill and into the net.
Sport & Leisure hit back with two goals in quick succession. On 80 minutes Gavin Johnston fired a penalty into the bottom right corner after Declan Moore had been upended. Then, a short time later, Padraig McKissock reduced the deficit even more after making the most of some slack home defending.
However, in the final minute, Hazley got the reward his earliest endeavours deserved with a shot under Magill to complete the scoring.
Dungannon Swifts: Addis, McCashin, Hegarty, Lowe, O'Rourke, Fitzpatrick, Hazley, McElroy, Glackin, Burke, Lavery subs Coleman (not used), Mitchell (replaced McElroy 69), Harpur (not used), Teggart (replaced Hegarty 49), Clucas (replaced Lowe 72)
Sport & Leisure Swifts: Magill, Lynch, Moore, O'Rourke, S. Tully, Johnston, Daly, McConnell, P. Tully, Gallagher, Burns subs Glenholmes (replaced Gallagher 49), Cavanagh (replaced S. Tully 49), Cunningham (not used), McKissock (replaced Burns 49), Larkin (not used)
Referee: Declan Hassan