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Match Centre

Premiership
Tuesday 22 October 2019 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Windsor Park

Attendance: 1107

Referee: Shane Andrews

Linfield home-team
7 FT 0
away-team Warrenpoint Town
  •   Joel Cooper 61' 83' 88'
  •   Shayne Lavery 23' 44' 50'
  •   Stephen Fallon 9'
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Shayne Lavery and Joel Cooper grabbed a hat-trick apiece for Linfield (Picture: William Cherry/PressEye.com) ©William Cherry/PressEye.com

HAT-TRICKS FOR LAVERY AND COOPER AS BLUES CLOSE GAP

Shayne Lavery and Joel Cooper both grabbed hat-tricks as Linfield swept to a seven-goal victory over Warrenpoint Town at Windsor Park.

The win moves David Healy's side to just a couple of points behind the league leaders whilst still having two games in hand on those sides above them.

Cooper had a hand in the opening goal when, after eight minutes, he teed Stephen Fallon up to slot the ball into the bottom corner.

Further chances followed before, on 23 minutes, Lavery opened his account with a first time finish from 12 yards after another Cooper delivery.

Lavery then made it 3-0 on the stroke of half-time with a cheeky backheel into the net after a Bastien Hery through ball took him past Warrenpoint keeper Berraat Turker.

Linfield's fourth - and Lavery's hat-trick - came five minutes into the second half with a thundering drive past Turker from the edge of the area after cutting inside from the left.

Cooper got in on the act just after the hour with his first of the evening, getting the crucial nod to a Matthew Clarke corner from the right.

And Cooper grabbed a further two goals in the closing minutes to underline Linfield's dominance.

On 83 minutes he converted from close range from Kirk Millar's low cross before completing the scoring with a couple of minutes left when he brought the ball in from the right to beat Turker with a low drive.

Linfield: Ferguson, Larkin, Callacher, Cooper, Millar, Lavery, Clarke, Fallon, Hery, Mulgrew, McGivern subs Deane (not used), Stafford (not used), Shevlin (replaced Lavery 57), Stewart (replaced Mulgrew 57), Mitchell (not used), Hume (replaced Larkin 67), Corbett (not used)

Warrenpoint Town: Turker, Bennett, Smith, Reilly, McVeigh, O'Sullivan, Prendergast, Lynch, Watters, C. O'Connor, Wallace subs Moran (not used), McCann (replaced O'Connor 83), Sloane (not used), O'Kane (replaced O'Sullivan 64), Mullen (replaced Smith 55)

  • FULL TIME
    Linfield   7 - 0 Warrenpoint Town
  • GOAL

    Stephen Fallon

    Linfield

    9'
  • GOAL

    Joel Cooper

    Linfield

    88'
  • GOAL

    Joel Cooper

    Linfield

    83'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ciaran O'Connor

    Glentoran

    83'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ciaran McCann

    Warrenpoint Town

    83'
  •  Yellow Card

    Ciaran O'Connor

    Glentoran

    81'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ross Larkin

    Linfield

    67'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Trai Hume

    Linfield

    67'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Alan O'Sullivan

    Warrenpoint Town

    64'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan O'Kane

    Warrenpoint Town

    64'
  • GOAL

    Joel Cooper

    Linfield

    61'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Shayne Lavery

    Linfield

    57'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie Mulgrew

    Linfield

    57'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Matthew Shevlin

    Linfield

    57'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Stewart

    Linfield

    57'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Gavin Smith

    Warrenpoint Town

    55'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ben Mullen

    Warrenpoint Town

    55'
  • GOAL

    Shayne Lavery

    Linfield

    50'
  • GOAL

    Shayne Lavery

    Linfield

    44'
  • GOAL

    Shayne Lavery

    Linfield

    23'

Linfield

  • Rohan Ferguson
  • Ross Larkin red substitution 67'
  • Jimmy Callacher
  • Joel Cooper 61' 83' 88'
  • Kirk Millar
  • Shayne Lavery red substitution 57' 23' 44' 50'
  • Matthew Clarke
  • Stephen Fallon 9'
  • Bastien Hery
  • Jamie Mulgrew red substitution 57'
  • Ryan McGivern

Substitutes

  • Gareth Deane
  • Mark Stafford
  • Matthew Shevlin green substitution 57'
  • Jordan Stewart green substitution 57'
  • Andy Mitchell
  • Trai Hume green substitution 67'
  • Jake Corbett

Warrenpoint Town

  • Berraat Turker
  • Emmet Bennett
  • Gavin Smith red substitution 55'
  • Anton Reilly
  • Dermot McVeigh
  • Alan O'Sullivan red substitution 64'
  • James Prendergast
  • Matthew Lynch
  • Deane Watters
  • Ciaran O'Connor 81' red substitution 83'
  • Danny Wallace

Substitutes

  • Evan Moran
  • Ciaran McCann green substitution 83'
  • Ryan O'Kane green substitution 64'
  • Ben Mullen green substitution 55'
  • Jason Sloane

Linfield

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Warrenpoint Town

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