Lisbellaw United 1 Irvinestown Wanderers 3

Irvinestown Wanderers bounced back from their heavy 7-0 defeat to Lisbellaw United with a hard earned 3-1 win away to Lisbellaw United at Drumad on Saturday.
Rory Cassidy’s side had taken the lead through Christopher Lyons only for Jamie Coalter to level up proceedings for the home side.
However, second half goals from Caolan Ward and John Doonan secured the three points for the visitors.
“We suffered a big defeat in our last game against Tummery so it was important for the boys to bounce back and they did that. We wanted to get a result on Saturday and to get that as well as a performance is very pleasing. It was a much needed win and the boys played well and hopefully we can now push on,” said Cassidy.
Irvinestown began the game brightly and with eight minutes on the clock they swooped for the opening goal of the game.
Lyons picked up the ball on the right and he fired the ball across James McGrath in the Lisbellaw goal and into the bottom corner to give the away side the ideal start.
Indeed, it took a fine save from McGrath to deny the away side a second goal, the keeper saving superbly from Gary Maguire following a Joey Miller cut back.
However, with 20 minutes gone Lisbellaw hit back to equalise although there was a touch of fortune with the goal as Coalter’s strike took a deflection that saw it loop up over TJ McMulkin in the Wanderers goal for 1-1.
Lisbellaw then thought they had taken the lead when Andy Little slotted home but his effort was ruled out for offside while at the other end McGrath was again called on, this time to save from Ronan Ormsby.
It was Irvinestown though who were to regain the lead on the hour mark as Doonan’s long clearance sailed over the home defence and was latched on to by Ward who lifted the ball over the advancing McGrath for 2-1.
Lisbellaw did enjoy a period of pressure after this as they sought a second equaliser but they could not carve out anything clear cut and with eight minutes to go Irvinestown went on to seal the points.
The Wanderers won a corner which Gary Maguire swung in and Doonan was on hand to head home from six yards to wrap up a 3-1 victory for the away side.