Lisbellaw United FC
Pre Season to Date
Aug. 1, 2012
The First Team have had 3 good workouts in the past week. They face Sirocco Works this Saturday in Drumad at 2pm as Pre Season continues. The Kennedy Cup which provides the curtain raiser for the beginning of the new season will again involve Lisbellaw, who this year face Enniskillen Town, Mulhern Cup winners in 2011/12. That game is scheduled for the 14th August at Drumad before the League Commences on Saturday 18th August with an away game against newly promoted Irvinestown Wanderers.
Recap on Games played in Pre Season to Date
Ballinamallard Reserves 3-2 Lisbellaw United (Tuesday 31st July)
Ballinamallard found the net twice in the closing 10minutes to book their place in the Coffey Cup Final against Enniskillen Town. In an intriguing contest, chances were at a premium but when Maggie Maguire was adjusted to have fouled Stephen Sheridan in the penalty box, Darren Higginbottom had a glorious chance to give the ‘Mallards the lead. His penalty though was blazed well over the bar in what the best chance of a scoreless first half.
Stuart Cochraine met a Matthew Keenan free kick to head Lisbellaw in front early in the second half only for Sheridan to equalise shortly after when put through on goal, coolly lifting the ball over McFrederick.
The ‘Law hit the front with 18minutes remaining, Ricky Carroll bundling home from close range and over the next 10minutes the leaders looked comfortable. A misplaced Darren Rogers pass found its way to ‘Mallard substitute John Edgar who advanced on the Lisbellaw goal and rounded McFrederick for 2-2.
Referee Tim Marshall took centre stage in the closing moments as he failed to give Lisbellaw what looked like a nailed on penalty only to award Ballinamallard a second penalty of the game at the other end. This time ex-Lisbellaw man Chris Crilly stepped up and sent the keeper the wrong way giving his new team the victory.
TEAM: W. McFrederick, M. Maguire, S. Cochrane, R. Carroll, M. Keenan, G. McCleery, D. Rogers, K. McCleery, M. McFrederick, R. Carroll, A. Veitch. Subs Used: K. McGowan, P. McGrath, J. Brown.
Lisbellaw United 5-0 Ahoghill Rovers (Saturday 28th July)
This was a Charity Match hosted by the ‘Law in aid of the CRY Charity (Cardiac Risk in the Youth). The game was in memory of Steven Lowry, captain of Ahoghill who died suddenly from a cardiac related condition in November 2011, aged just 27. He has connections in Lisbelllaw and the game itself was only secondary on the day.
Ahoghill proved to be stubborn opponents and it took Lisbellaw 40minutes to make the breakthrough, Raymond Carroll heading home at the back post. In the second half the hosts dictated the game and were to run in goals from Matthew McFrederick (2), Kyle McCleery and Ricky Mullen.
TEAM: W. McFrederick, M. Maguire, S. Cochrane, R. Carroll, M. Keenan, R. Mullan, K. McCleery, G. McCleery, M. McFrederick, R. Carroll, A. Veitch. Subs Used: P.McGrath, P. Baron, J. Brown.
Clones 1-7 Lisbellaw United (Thursday 26th July)
A pair of hat-tricks from Ricky Carroll and substitute Lee Glass eased Lisbellaw into the Semi Final of the Coffey Cup in Lisnaskea with this Quarter Final win. In a tight first period Ricky Carroll gave us the lead before Seamus Quigley rifled in a free kick for Clones. An own goal on the stroke of half time gave Lisbellaw a 2-1 interval lead but in a dominate second period Lisbellaw hit 5 goals with Glass netting three having been introduced from the bench 25minutes from time.
Team. W. McFrederick, M. Maguire, S. Cochrane, R. Carroll, J. Brown, R. Mullan, K. McCleery, D. Rogers, G. McCleery, R. Carroll, A. Veitch. Subs Used: K. McGowan, L. Glass, C. Beacom, G. Wilson.
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