IRISH CUP Round 2
Lisburn Distillery came to the Dub just two weeks ago and left with a decisive 4-1 victory. For Queen’s, Thomas Plant made his first appearance of the season.
As has happened a number of times this season, Queen’s were forced to make an early substitution when Daniel Hanna was replaced by Aaron Keenan and then Chris McIlwaine came on for the injured Thomas Plant. It wasn’t a great spectacle with few good chances created, though the visitors Darren Doherty broke into the box on the left and Queen’s keeper Declan Brown made a fine save with his legs. The scoreless first half was a fair reflection of the play.
The second half was similar with defences on top. With fifteen minutes left Queen’s conceded a free kick on the edge of the box and up stepped McCaw to fire the ball over the wall and into the far top corner. A great strike as were his two goals on his last visit. With five minutes left Queen’s were thrown a lifeline when Stephen McDowell was pushed in the back by Doherty when about to score. The referee awarded a penalty and dismissed Doherty. Unfortunately Matt Hughes’s spot kick was not well hit and Tony Galbraith made an easy save from what turned out to be the last chance of the game.
Next game is home to Moyola Park in the League on Sat 8th Oct ko 3pm.