Lisbellaw United FC
Welcome to the website of Lisbellaw United Football Club (est 1958). We are a club currently experiencing successful times on the field as the 1st team have secured three straight Fermanagh & Western League Division 1 Titles (09/10, 10/11 & 11/12). The Reserve team collected a second straight Reverse Division 1 title (10/11 & 11/12) while they also lifted the Reihill Cup to complete the double in 2012. Our very young 3rd Team once again held their own in a competitive Reserve Division 2 league. Saturday morning Youth Football continues to be a success and new dugouts were installed during the 11/12 season. Plans for a stand are at an advanced stage as the club continues to move forward thanks to the hard work of the committee, groundsmen, sponsors, fans and players alike.
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May 22, 2013 - Youth Fixtures
Good Luck to all our youth teams in action over the coming days, especially Stephen Crawford's U18s who are in the League Cup Final on Thursday evening. Full Youth Fixtures below:
Wednesday 22nd May: Under 15s play Fivemiletown on Taylor Park at 7pm.
Thursday 23rd May: Under 13s play Enniskillen Athletic at the Lakeland Forum, kick off 7pm.
Thursday 23rd May: Under 18s play Lisnaskea Rovers in the League Cup Final in Fisher Park Ballinamallard, kick off 7pm.
Saturday 25th May: Under 11s play Enniskillen Rangers on Taylor Park at 10.30am.
May 21, 2013 - Fantasy Football - Final Standings
The 2012/2013 Fantasy Football is over for the season, a big thank you to all who took part. Below are the final standings. Gareth Domer led for the last number of months and collects the top prize of £170 having seen off the challenge from 43 other competitors. Congratulations to all our prize winners.
May 20, 2013 - Club Notes
The Reserves lost 2-1 in the Reihill Cup Final to Enniskillen Town Reserves on Friday night at Fisher Park, Ballinamallard. The game was tied at 1-1 after 90minutes, Andrew Thompson getting our goal but with penalties the likely outcome Town struck a late winner. It was disappointing for Andy and his side who had produced a good display throughout the game and over the course of the season.
The firsts completed their league programme with a 4-1 defeat against Dergview on Saturday. Jimmy handed first team debuts to Stuart Harkin, Aaron Lindsay and Jamie Coulter who all acquitted themselves well during the game. Alan Veitch registered our goal.
The Under 18 play Lisnaskea Rovers on Thursday in the League Cup Final at 7pm in Fisher Park, Ballinamallard. We wish Stephen Crawford and his side all the best for the game. All support appreciated.
Last week the U15s drew 1-1 with Enniskillen Athletic, Zach Woods got out goal. This Wednesday they play Fivemiletown at 7pm on Taylor Park.
On Thursday the U13s travel to play Enniskillen Athletic at 7pm while the U11s lost 4-1 to Lisnaskea Rovers on Saturday morning. It was a disappointing result but there were good performances from Nathan Copeland, Rhys Irvines and Aaron Young. This Saturday they host Enniskillen Rangers at 10.30am.
The club held its annual dinner dance in Carrybridge Hotel on Saturday night. The award winners were:
U15 Mid Ulster Team, Top Goalscorer: Andrew Woods, Player Of The Year Lewis Vance.
3rd Team Top Goalscorer: Nathan Bryers, Player Of The Year Aaron Lindsay.
2nd Team Top Goalscorer: Keith McGowan, Player Of The Year Lee Farrell.
1st Team Top Goalscorer: Alan Veitch, Payer Of The Year Kyle McCleery.
Supporters Player Of The Year Ian Veitch.
Young Player Of The Year: Chris Nixon.
Clubperson Of The Year: Ciara Crawford.
PLEASE NOTE: The Clubs AGM will be held on Wednesday 29th May at 7.30pm in the Clubhouse.
May 18, 2013 - Dergview 4-1 Lisbellaw United
Lisbellaw completed their league programme with a 4-1 defeat to Dergview on a rain-soaked pitch in Spamount as Darragh Park in Castlederg was unplayable.
James McGrath gave competitive first team debuts to Stuart Harkin, Aaron Lindsay and Jamie Coulter during the game and all three produced accomplished displays. Harkin in particular showing up well at right back in the first half.
Lisbellaw dominated possession over the course of the game but some clinical finishing from Dergview seen them hit four goals from five shots. Three first half goals, two from Gareth Sproule and one from the lively Andrew Sproule all of which came in similar circumstances as passes across goals were turning into the net.
Kyle McCleery came close on two occasions while Alan Veitch poked an effort wide as Lisbellaw struggled to turn territorial advantage into goals. However, Veitch headed in a goal from a Ricky Mullan header early in the second half to give Lisbellaw hope of a revival but Andrew Sproule squashed an chance of a recovery with a fourth goal as Dergview ran out 4-1 winners.
May 17, 2013 - Town Snatch Reihill Cup In Dying Minutes
Enniskillen Town Reserves 2-1 Lisbellaw United Reserves (After Extra Time)
Enniskillen Town secured the Reihill Cup on Friday night in Ballinamallard with a last gasp Sean Gallinagh goal. The game was tied 1-1 at full time and with just moments left in the second period of extra time and the game set for penalties Gallinagh coolly tucked away the winner from inside the box to the delight of his team-mates.
It was Town who had the first to get a sight of goal in this re-match following an abandonment two weeks ago, a low cross from the left was steered goal wards forcing Lisbellaw netminder Eoin Murphy into a smart save at his near post on 5 minutes.
Despite a slow start it was Lisbellaw who took the lead with just 9 minutes played. Andy Thompson received a short corner before unleashing an unstoppable shot from wide on the right into the far corner, giving the Town keeper Damian Wardman no chance.
The goal seemed to spark Town into life, and it was the Enniskillen men who went on to dominate most of the first half although they created little in the way of clear chances. Indeed it was Lisbellaw who looked more dangerous, Keith McGowan denied by a linesmans flag despite the ball coming off the head of an opposing player before Malcolm Little came close to doubling Lisbellaw's advantage in what had being a tight first half, the striker heading inches wide from close range.
Town were level just 2 minutes into the second half. A dubious free kick on the edge of the Lisbellaw area was duly converted by Christopher Currie who bent the ball beyond the reach of Murphy. Minutes later, it took a last ditch block from Jason Brown to keep the sides level.
Following a lull in proceedings Lisbellaw introduced youth players Craig Johnston and Mark Glenn. Both looked lively, especially tricky winger Johnston who was delivering great crosses from wide left. Lee Farrell hit a speculative effort from 30 yards which narrowly missed the target, with Wardman well beaten.
It took until the final few minutes of normal time for either keeper to be called into action. David Stokes broke from midfield, but the town net minder was out swiftly to quash the danger on the edge of the area. 1-1 it finished after 90 minutes.
In extra time, Currie looked dangerous for Town, but the best chance of the first period of extra time fell to Lisbellaw. Town ‘keeper Wardman spilled a simple through ball, and Andy Thompson seized on the loose ball. However, he was denied a clear shot at the empty net as a Town defender made a vital block to save his side.
With the game looking destined for penalties, Town’s Sean Gallinagh hit the winner 1minute into added time of extra time. The Town striker turned neatly and finished coolly with his left foot, which settled what was an even contest throughout.
May 15, 2013 - Outstanding F&W Games
The Final 1st Team game of the season against Dergview was called off due to a waterlogged pitch in Castlederg last night (Tuesday). The game has been rescheduled for this Saturday 18th May at 2.30pm.
A date, time and venue has been set for the F&W Youth Division League Cup Final where Lisbellaw will face Lisnaskea Rovers. The match will be played on Fisher Park in Ballinamallard at 7pm on Thursday 23rd May.
May 14, 2013 - Reihill Cup Re-Match
May 13, 2013 - Team of the Year Nominees
Remarkably no Lisbellaw United player is among the 20 footballers nomination for the Fermanagh & Western Division 1 Team of the Year dispite a second place finish in the league behind newly crowned champions Enniskillen Town. The full list of nominees is below:
F&W DIVISION 1 TEAM OF THE YEAR 2012/2013 NOMINEES
In the Player of the Year Category, the three shortlisted players are:
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