Glentoran 3 Lisburn Distillery 3
Glentoran boss Scott Young is counting down the days until January so that he can ring the changes to a side which dropped yet more home points in Saturday’s 3-3 draw with struggling Lisburn Distillery.
“I am sick of saying the old clichés; it’s not good enough,” groaned Young. “There has to be players brought into the football club, that is the bottom line. I am talking about quality players and I am talking League of Ireland players because there is not much quality in Northern Ireland — if there is, they are under contract.”
David Howland fired Glentoran ahead with a neat strike but Gary Liggett equalised three minutes later before setting up David Cushley on 37 minutes.
After the break, Matty Burrows headed home before Liggett’s second was then cancelled out by a Richard Gibson header.
Neither side could claim the winner but Whites striker Liggett came close only to fire over with virtually the final kick of the game.
“It will be hard not to dwell on it,” reflected Liggett afterwards, “but if you asked before the game if we would take a point then, yes, not a problem but the longer the game went on we were the team that looked most likely to score.
“On the break we were super and hopefully we’re finally going in the right direction.”