Matthew Ferguson (11)


Richard Gowdy (44)
Liam Bracken (63)


Newington's Liam Bracken is congratulated on his winning goal against Lisburn Distillery. Picture © David Hunter.


The Whites started strongly, taking the lead on 11 minutes when a Gary Workman ball bypassed the Newington defence to put Matthew Ferguson through to beat 'keeper Dean Smyth one-on-one.

Newington came close to equalising on 38 minutes when Richard Gowdy made a great run into the box, beating three defenders, only to blast the ball over the crossbar from just a few yards out.

However, Gowdy went one better just before the break with a volley from inside the box to level the score.

The Swans then sealed the points not long after the hour mark when Liam Bracken got his head to a Chris McFall free-kick to direct the ball beyond the reach of 'keeper Jonah Nicholl.

Lisburn Distillery: Nicholl, Moore, A. Wright, McMurtry, Reid, J. Wright, Harris, Workman, Withers, Ferguson, McCaw subs Saunders (not used), Curley (not used), Hislop (replaced Workman 80), Clarke (replaced Moore 53), Young (replaced Withers 66)

Newington: Smyth, McFall, Begley, Gowdy, White, Dempsey, McDonnell, Burns, Morrison, Bracken, Logan subs Donnelly (replaced Bracken 90+1), Moore (not used), McAuley (replaced McDonnell 75), Hanvey (not used), Adams (not used)

Referee: Shane McGonigle