Rhys Grainger (11)


Stefan Lavery (05)
Stefan Lavery (37)
Philip Donnelly (42)
Andrew Hoey (52)
Andrew Hoey (59)
Stefan Lavery (60)
Stefan Lavery (70)
Stefan Lavery (73)
Shea McGerrigan (86)


Stefan Lavery celebrates his fifth goal (Picture: Tony Hendron/PressEye.com)


Stefan Lavery bagged five goals as visitors Armagh City trounced Lisburn Distillery at Ballyskeagh.

Lavery put the visitors ahead after only five minutes when he tapped home a cross come shot from the right by PJ Lavery.

Five minutes later the home side were back on level terms when Reece Grainger got a clear run on goal and duly slotted the ball past Sean Morgan.

City made most of the running but it was not until after the half hour mark when they regained the lead.

Once again it was Stefan Lavery who capitalised on a defensive error.

Just before the interval Philip Donnelly extended City's lead when he scored from close range from a Stefan Lavery pass.

Andrew Hoey made it four early in the second half following good build up play with the final pass once again coming from Stefan Lavery.

Hoey claimed the final tough in a goalmouth scramble for his second and his sides fifth.

Minutes later Lavery completed his hat-trick as he beat the offside trap before slotting the ball home. His fourth came from a fine through ball from Shea McGerrigan and his fifth was a superb finish as he again outpaced the home defence.

Shea McGerrigan made it nine for the visitors when he swept the ball home from a superb Donnelly pass.

Lisburn Distillery: Nelson, Gibson, Begley, Burns, Simpson, Halfpenny, Rooney, McIlhagga, Grainger, Corrigan, Chapman subs Knipe (not used), Pierce (replaced Gibson 63), Roohi (replaced Halfpenny 56), Murtagh (replaced Corrigan 54)

Armagh City: Morgan, Campbell, Noonan, Lennon, Mallon, Bell, Kelly, P.J. Lavery, Donnelly, Hoey, S. Lavery subs S. McGerrigan (replaced Bell 60), Cullen (replaced Kelly 74), Grimley (replaced Lennon 62), Toal (not used), Atrach (not used)

Referee: Graham McIlwrath