Four red cards but zero points for Distillery

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Lisburn Distillery are beginning to get cut adrift in the bottom two of Championship One after a 2-1 loss at Loughgall last Saturday.

The Whites finished the game with seven men as it descended into chaos following the awarding of an injury-time penalty for the hosts, which led to the winning goal.

Niall Derry went close to opening the scoring for Distillery, only for Wayne Buchanan to save terrifically at the bottom corner.

At the other end, Ryan McBride made one of the saves of the season a he tipped over a Dallas drive.

Whatever Interim Manager Nick O’Neil said to his side at the break it clearly got through as they threatened but Sean Southam saw an effort cleared off the line.

Then, the game turned Loughgall’s way as the Whites’ Kevin Hughes was dismissed and soon followed by Darren Nixon.

It went from bad to worse as Mullan fired the hosts into the lead from the resulting penalty.

However, nine-man Distillery thought they had nicked a point when the equalised late on. Martin Jones ran onto a fantastic through ball by Jimmy McOlhagga and he fired low past Buchanan into the net to the delight of the travelling support.

The game was now in added time and surely the Whites would hold on for a point. Deep into injury time, though, the home side were awarded a second penalty although the Whites felt the foul was outside the box.

Mullan had little sympathy, firing in to condemn Distillery to another defeat as Niall Derry and Ryan McBride were then sent off for their protests.