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Carrick Rangers 0 Lisburn Distillery 0

Both managers pointed to missed opportunities as Carrick Rangers and Lisburn Distillery cancelled one another out at Seaview.

“It was a strange 0-0,” said Carrick boss Stephen Small.

“I probably counted six good chances for Distillery in the first half, two or three for us.

“In the second half, we had three or four good chances and there were maybe a few for Distillery as well so it was unusual for it to finish up without a goal.”

Distillery made a bright start and should have broken the deadlock in the early stages with Andrew Hunter going close with a header that was saved by Chris Keenan and, just as Gary Liggett looked set to convert the rebound, Keenan recovered to keep the ball out in combination with Ryan Deans.

Jordan Hughes also saw a chipped effort come back off the crossbar and Whites boss Tommy Wright was less than satisfied by his team’s inability to make the most of their opportunities.

“We started very well and should have been two or three up,” he blasted.

“Carrick came back into it and created a couple of openings for themselves but the fact is that if we had taken the chances, the game would have been over and we’d have more than a point to show for it.”

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