PSNI 0 DISTILLERY 2
Two stunning second half goals at Newforge on Tuesday earned Lisburn Distillery an Irish Cup sixth round date with Queen’s University.
The Championship 2 leaders were no match for Tommy Kincaid’s side who fully deserved their victory after surviving a couple of early scares.
The PSNI went close in the ninth minute when Mark Anderson’s free kick curled narrowly over the crossbar and then Ashton McDermott’s shot sailed past the post after a mix up in the visitors’ defence.
Nathan McConnell had the Whites’ best chance of the first half in the 31st minute but police keeper Matthew Quinn was quickly off his line to save.
Distillery broke the deadlock in the 59th minute when Stephen Doyle’s pass found David Wright and he curled a delicious left footed shot into the net from the edge of the box.
The Whites wrapped it up with 12 minutes left when sub Glenn Upton met an inch perfect free kick from Ben Browne to fire a first time volley into the roof of the net from 12 yards out.
Any faint hopes of a PSNI comeback were ended when Peter Steele was sent off a minute later for a second bookable offence.
PSNI: Quinn, Gray, Holden, Brennan, Anderson, Berry, Anderson, McDermott, P.Steele, McWilliams, Dobbin.
Subs: Leitch, Bell.
Distillery: McBride, Thompson, Pike, Morton, Nixon, McConville, McConnell, Browne, Wright, Kingsberry, Doyle.
Subs: Lyons, Upton, Dalzell.
Referee: Wesley Campbell (Augher).