In this basement battle it ended all square but at half time with DFC winning 3-0 nobody would have imagined the comeback that happened.
Johnston set up young Patterson on 7 minutes and he calmly slotted in the opening goal but then later suffered a badly bruised nose after an apparent elbow that the sweeper only got a yellow card for.
On the half hour it was 2-0 courtesy of an own goal after a downward header at the back post and Johnston superbly lobbed the keeper to make it 3-0 before Liggett has wonderful chance to make it 4-0 when through one on one with the keeper who saved low down to his left.
How things changed in the second half despite the home side having a player sent off rather harshly for a block on Johnston and DFC lost Redpath through injury and he was replaced by Coleman.
The home side then literally threw the kitchen sink at DFC from long throw ins and free kicks and on the hour mark got one back which was quickly followed by a second from distance.
DFC still had chances on the break with both Hand and Liggett firing wide of the far post on each occasion.
Then on 75 minutes it was indeed all square from yet another long throw and anything could have happened in the final quarter,
Rea and Paterson were then replaced by Thompson and McMath in last ditch effort to get the winning goal but amazingly the ref sent off Thompson for a high boot when his eyes were fixed on the ball much even to the dismay of the opposition.
Next Saturday DFC now have a must win game at home to Banbridge Town in there battle for survival.
|April 6, 2019||3:00 pm||NIFL Bluefin Sport Premier Intermediate League||2018/19|
|Glen Road Heights (Sport & Leisure Swifts FC)|
|4-12 Glen Road Heights, Belfast, Belfast BT11 8ER, UK|
Sport & Leisure Swifts