Conor Mulholland (45)


Jonathan McCaw (33)
Jonathan McCaw (47)
Nick Beta (51)
Alan McMurtry (85)


Goals from Alan McMurtry (left), Nick Beta (centre) and Jonny McCaw saw Lisburn Distillery win 4-1 at Queen's (Picture: David Hunter)


Lisburn Distillery picked up their first three points of the season with this defeat of Queen's University at The Dub.

The Whites might have gone in front early in the game when Paul Young fired against the crossbar after being played through by Jody Lynch.

But they didn't need to wait long to break the deadlock when, on 33 minutes, Jonathan McCaw fired a free-kick beyond the reach of 'keeper Conor Lally.

Conor Mulholland levelled for Queens on the stroke of half-time after collecting a pass from Nathan Jones before round Jack McCrea in the opposition goal.

However, McCaw restored Distillery's lead early in the second half with another set piece, this time into the top corner after Robbie Budden had conceded on the edge of the area.

And they added to their advantage not long after that through Nick Beta's lob over Lally following some hesitation in the home defence.

Distillery were reduced to ten men with around a quarter-of-an-hour remaining after Tirrell McCrory was dismissed for a second bookable offence but this didn't threaten their dominance and, indeed, they went on to find the net again late in the game courtesy of Alan McMurty's tap in.

Queen's University: Lally, Budden, McManus, McIlwaine, Gibson, Hanna, Macauley, Culbert, Jones, Hughes, Mulholland subs Orr (not used), Quinn (not used), Robinson (replaced Budden 60), McDowell (replaced Macauley 83), Briers (not used)

Lisburn Distillery: McCrea, McParland, Doherty, McCrory, Wharry, Hislop, McMurty, Harris, Young, Lynch, McCaw subs Galbraith (not used), Clarke (replaced McParland 87), Beta (replaced Lynch 46), McSorley (replaced McCaw 84), Grainger (not used)

Referee: Andrew Woodside