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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 14 September 2019 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Windsor Park

Attendance: 4810

Referee: Ian McNabb

Linfield home-team
1 FT 0
away-team Glentoran
  •   Kirk Millar 87'
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Kirk Millar celebrates his late winner with his Linfield team-mates ©©INPHO/Brian Little

LATE MILLAR FINISH EARNS DERBY HONOURS FOR BLUES

A Kirk Millar goal late in the game gave Linfield victory over Glentoran at Windsor Park in the first 'Big Two' derby of the season.

Millar struck on 87 minutes from 12 yards with a deflected effort past Marijan Antolović after Mark Stafford and Joel Cooper combined to touched a Bastien Héry ball into his path.

The Blues might have gone in front as early as the third minute when Shayne Lavery flicked a Cooper cross from the left just over while not long after at the other Paul O'Neill volleyed an Elvio van Overbeek cross wide.

The sides continued to trade chances as the first half progressed with Lavery nodding over from Millar's left-sided corner while Robbie McDaid's curling effort sailed just over.

Stafford then threatened when, following a succession of corners, he saw his glancing header tipped around an upright but perhaps the best chance of the opening 45 minutes fell to van Overbeek who hesitated in front of goal after being teed up by Hrvoje Plum allowing Chris Casement to clear.

Glentoran looked the more likely to break the deadlock after the break with Plum twice being denied by Rohan Ferguson whilst, on 74 minutes, van Overbeek's cross was headed against the crossbar by McDaid.

However, just as it looked the game would end all square up popped Millar to bag that late winner.

Linfield: Ferguson, Stafford, Callacher, Waterworth, Cooper, Millar, Lavery, Héry, Mulgrew, Quinn, Casement subs Deane (not used), Shevlin (not used), Clarke (replaced Cooper 90+1), Fallon (replaced Waterworth 77), McGivern (not used), Mitchell (not used), Reynolds (not used)

Glentoran: Antolović, Kane, Peers, Herron, McDaid, McClean, Pepper, Crowe, O'Neill, Plum, van Overbeek subs Morris (not used), C. Gallagher (not used), Murray (replaced Crowe 89), Stewart (replaced O'Neill 86), Smith (not used), Gordon (replaced Peers 14), Đurić (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Linfield   1 - 0 Glentoran
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Joel Cooper

    Linfield

    90+1'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Matthew Clarke

    Linfield

    90+1'
  •  Yellow Card

    Conor Pepper

    Glentoran

    90'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Joe Crowe

    Glentoran

    89'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Darren Murray

    Carrick Rangers

    89'
  • GOAL

    Kirk Millar

    Linfield

    87'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Paul O'Neill

    Glentoran

    86'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Cameron Stewart

    Glentoran

    86'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew Waterworth

    Linfield

    77'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Stephen Fallon

    Linfield

    77'
  •  Yellow Card

    Steven Gordon

    Glentoran

    67'
  •  Yellow Card

    Mark Stafford

    Linfield

    59'
  •  Yellow Card

    Robbie McDaid

    Glentoran

    51'
  •  Yellow Card

    Niall Quinn

    Linfield

    49'
  •  Yellow Card

    Joe Crowe

    Glentoran

    15'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Gavin Peers

    Glentoran

    14'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Steven Gordon

    Glentoran

    14'

Linfield

  • Rohan Ferguson
  • Mark Stafford 59'
  • Jimmy Callacher
  • Andrew Waterworth red substitution 77'
  • Joel Cooper red substitution 90+1'
  • Kirk Millar 87'
  • Shayne Lavery
  • Bastien Hery
  • Jamie Mulgrew
  • Niall Quinn 49'
  • Chris Casement

Substitutes

  • Gareth Deane
  • Matthew Shevlin
  • Matthew Clarke green substitution 90+1'
  • Stephen Fallon green substitution 77'
  • Ryan McGivern
  • Andy Mitchell
  • Daniel Reynolds

Glentoran

  • Marijan Antolović
  • Marcus Kane
  • Gavin Peers red substitution 14'
  • John Herron
  • Robbie McDaid 51'
  • Patrick McClean
  • Conor Pepper 90'
  • Joe Crowe 15' red substitution 89'
  • Paul O'Neill red substitution 86'
  • Hrvoje Plum
  • Elvio van Overbeek

Substitutes

  • Elliott Morris
  • Chris Gallagher
  • Darren Murray green substitution 89'
  • Cameron Stewart green substitution 86'
  • Malachy Smith
  • Steven Gordon 67' green substitution 14'
  • Antonio Đurić

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