Matthew Ferguson has been in fine goalscoring form for Lisburn Distillery this season (c) David Hunter


After a few dismal seasons for the New Grovenor side – things are looking up for Lisburn Distillery who currently top the Bluefin Sport Premier Intermediate League spearheaded by the goals of Matthew Ferguson.

The midfielder turned striker has scored 12 times in all competitions for the Whites this season and the 22 year-old is enjoying the season so far.

“Playing up top, I’m back in the position where I’m most comfortable and it’s paying off for me. I’m scoring a few goals,getting a few assists and helping out the team. But it’s not only me, from one to sixteen on a Saturday, we’re sitting top of the league and from the start of the season as well.”

“The place in good confidence and we’re looking to take it one game at a time and hopefully build on each performance every week.”

Formerly of Ballymena United and following a spell at Dundela, Matthew signed for the Whites in the summer, but there is a reluctance to discuss title talk just yet!

“We all know everyone is thinking about promotion, we don’t want to talk about it too much as a couple of bad results could set us back but it is in our hands. But we are trying to take it one game at a time and when it comes to a point where it is realistic then it will be mentioned.

“Our target at the start of the season was top six but at the minute we’re just trying to keep doing what we are doing.”

It’s been a tough road back however for Ferguson, who suffered a dislocated knee at Ballymena United in February 2016, shortly after winning the County Antrim Shield final with the Sky Blues.

“I’m feeling the best I’ve ever felt, playing with confidence and playing with players around me. Playing in the position where I am most comfortable, I was young at Ballymena and tried to soak up all the experience but was unlucky with injuries.

“Missing seven months with a dislocated knee was tough but I am where I am now and scoring goals whilst my confidence is high and try doing my best for the team.”

“We hopefully might see Lisburn Distillery back in the Championship and maybe even back in the Premiership for years to come!”

Next up for Lisburn Distillery this Saturday is a home game against Armagh City in the Bluefin Sport Premier Intermediate League (kick-off: 2.00pm)

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