Andrew Simpson (71)
Matthew Ferguson (85)
Daniel Wilson (OG) (90 1)


Donegal Celtic

Brent Ritchie (54)
Stephen O'Flynn (65)


Plenty to shout about - Lisburn Distillery's Alan McMurtry set up the winner in a 3-2 win over Donegal Celtic (© David Hunter)


Distillery came back from two goals down to defeat Donegal Celtic at Ballyskeagh.

After a scoreless first half the deadlock was broken on 54 minutes following miscommunication in the Distillery box allowed Brent Ritchie to send the ball past 'keeper Jonah Nicholl.

The Hoops moved further ahead on 65 minutes after Michael McClory had time to pick out Stephen O'Flynn who, in turn, beat Nicholl from an acute angle at the near post.

However, the Whites responded emphatically, getting three goals in the last 20 minutes to claim the points.

The first came from substitute Andrew Simpson when he headed home an Alan McMurtry free-kick before, on 85 minutes, Matthew Ferguson volleyed low and hard into the bottom corner after Nicholl's long clearance over the Celtic defence.

The winner came in stoppage time after McMurtry's driven cross from the right took a deflection off Celtic defender Daniel Wilson and past his own 'keeper.

Lisburn Distillery: Nicholl, McMurtry, Douglas, Reid, Reid, Wharry, Hislop, Harris, Clarke, Workman, McCaw, Young subs Saunders (not used), Ferguson (replaced Clarke 63), Simpson (replaced Harris 69), Corry (replaced Hislop 69), Moore (not used)

Donegal Celtic: McIlhone, Farrelly, Healy, Burns, Wilson, Kirgan, Ritchie, Derry, O'Flynn, Ryan, McClory subs Herdman (replaced McClory 80), Craig (not used), Steenson (not used), McCoubrey (replaced Ritchie 82), McDermott (replaced Ryan 67)

Referee: David Kelly

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