Irish Cup: Lisburn Distillery see off PSNI 2-0 in replay

Action from the Irish Cup at Newforge
Action from the Irish Cup at Newforge

Lisburn Distillery booked their place in the sixth round of the Irish Cup by beating 10-man PSNI 2-0 in Tuesday's replay at Newforge.

David Wright gave the Championship One side the lead on 59 minutes when he picked up a pass from Stephen Doyle and curled a left-foot effort into the net.

Glenn Upton swivelled and fired home a first-time shot on 78 and Peter Steele was then sent-off for two yellow cards.

The Whites will host Queen's University in the sixth round on 8 February.

The first attempt to settle the tie at New Grosvenor had ended goal-less and neither side could break the deadlock in the first half of the replay.

PSNI missed a good chance to take the lead in the 17th minute when Ashley McDermott fired wide after visiting goalkeeper Ryan McBride was left stranded following a defensive mix-up.

Six minutes later Distillery's Kris Pike saw his effort parried by Matthew Quinn and Wright's follow-up was blocked by Matthew Holden.

Wright then set up Nathan McConnell on 31 minutes, but Quinn was able to block the striker's shot.

Wright's strike from the edge of the area put the hosts in the driving seat and Upton added the second after getting on the end of Ben Browne's free-kick.

Steele's dismissal completed a disappointing day for the Championship Two outfit, for whom McDermott headed over in the second half.

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