Lisburn Distillery 0-4 Linfield

Linfield ensured their 50th Irish League championship success thanks to a thumping win over Lisburn Distillery.

Michael Carvill headed in the opener on 30 minutes after the Whites failed to clear a free-kick.

Peter Thompson added the second from the penalty spot on 62 after Robert Garrett was fouled by Pat McShane.

William Murphy squared the ball to Carvill who rolled the ball into the net on 65 and Mark McAllister fired the ball into the bottom corner after 73.

Carvill had another chance to score in the second half but Billy Brennan produced a fine save.

For the Blues, it is their fifth championship success in six years in their 125th anniversary year.

Blues captain Alan Blayney said his side "were a special bunch of players who had proved they were capable of handling the pressure".

"We had a wee blip around Christmas but it's been a great season and all the players are ecstatic," he added.

Leading goalscorer Peter Thompson said David Jeffrey's side has been made to battle for the title.

"We have gone on a good run recently and we deserved it in the end," commented Thompson.

"The players deserve a lot of credit - we set about the task to win the game as we always do and the quality of football we played was very good," added Jeffrey.

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