Peter Thompson scores as Linfield held by Lisburn Distillery

Leaders Linfield missed a chance to go seven points clear at the top of the Premiership as they were held at home by bottom-placed Lisburn Distillery.

The lowly Whites led for most of the match through a Mark Cooling penalty on 14 minutes after Blues keeper Stuart Addis had brought down Gary Thompson.

Peter Thompson, returning after an illness absence, came off the bench to score Linfied's equaliser.

He netted in the 65th minute after Michael Carvill had squared the ball.

After Saturday's home defeat by Carrick Rangers, Distillery manager John Cunningham was happy to pick up the important point.

"I am pleased for the players because they took a bit of stick for not getting a result on Saturday," said Cunningham.

"We had a gameplan and the players put in a fantastic shift.

"We knew we would come under pressure from a team of Linfield's quality, but we had opportunities on the break and if our final pass had been better we might have got that second goal."

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