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