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Five goal blitz dashes Lisburn Distillery's hopes

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Five goal blitz dashes Lisburn Distillery's hopes thumbnailLimavady Unitedís Joe McCready beating Lisburn Distillery defenders on Saturday.

Limavady United.............5 Lisburn Distillery..............0

LIMAVADY United's terrible twins Joe McCready and Robbie Hume staged a second half five goal blitz to crush Lisburn Distillery's hopes and strengthen their hold on the top of the PIL table. But the score does not tell the full story as the first half saw the champions labour to break down stubborn resistance and the home support was as downcast as the skies overhead. The platform for the second half was a dominant display from the midfield.
United took control of the game from the start and the first chance came in the eighth minute as Hume's long ball found McCready in the box but his touch took him too wide of the keeper and by the time he shot, he was off target. On 13 minutes, Lee Harkin found Hume inside the box but his snap shot was blocked for a corner.
Next McCready had another effort, darting into the box before pulling his shot wide in the 17th minute before Hume took over again, trapping the ball with his back to the goal before turning and volleying just over the bar.
The Whites were unable to get out of their own half as United launched attack after attack with a quick free kick cut back by McCready for Owens however his shot was wide. He faired better on 29 minutes with a 20 yard free kick that was creeping in until McCrea hurled himself across his goal to parry.
Some nine minutes later, he had a similar effort which cleared the wall but was at the right height for McCrea to pull off another diving save. The last action of the half was the best as Harkin's inspired chip into the box fell perfectly for Hume in the six yard box but his shot was blocked.

 

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