Construction Race Into Last Four

January 3, 2015

Lisburn Star, Northern Ireland, 1970s

Construction Race into Last Four: Tense moment for the Lisburn Postal defence (above)

Construction Race into Last Four: Tense moment for the Lisburn Postal defence (above)

Construction Race Into Last Four

Construction ‘A’ 5
Lisburn Postal 1

Construction ‘A’ won a place in the semi-finals of the Regional Beckett Soccer Shield with an impressive win over Lisburn Postal at Dunmurry.

An outstanding display by outside-right Joe Blair whose hat-trick included a penalty gave Construction the edge.

Leading 3-0 at the interval with goals by Blair (2) and centre forward Bill McCarron, Construction pushed ahead to net two more from Blair and David Stevenson.

Construction Race Into Last Four: Construction 'A' attack against Lisburn. Hat-trick hero Joe Blair in the background.

Construction Race Into Last Four: Construction ‘A’ attack against Lisburn. Hat-trick hero Joe Blair in the background.

No chance

Blair’s third goal was a 25-yard bullet which left Postal keeper Tom Chapman with no chance to save.

It was left to Lisburn striker Frank McPolin to push home a penalty in the last ten minutes.

Teams:
Construction – Jim Barr; Roy Kennedy, Frank McGee, William Adair, Robert Finlay; Michael Hatton, Brian McGarry, Joe Blair, David Stevenson, Tony McFaddon, William McCarron. Sub: Richard Bell
Lisburn Postal – Tom Chapman; Jim Wilson, Reggie Johnson, Bob Savage, Dave Anderson, Jackie McDowell, Jackie Allen, Wilf Higginson, Frank McPolin, William Dalzell, Maurice McCarthy.

Full newspaper cutting on Construction.

Full newspaper cutting on Construction.

This is a report from the 1970s that I have copied from a newspaper clipping about the day my Dad scored a hat trick.

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