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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 2 November 2019 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Windsor Park

Attendance: 1620

Referee: Lee Tavinder

Linfield home-team
2 FT 0
away-team Carrick Rangers
  •   Mark Stafford 58'
  •   Andrew Waterworth 42'
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Mark Stafford scores Linfield's second goal of the afternoon past Aaron Hogg ©PressEye

THREE POINTS FOR BLUES AGAINST CARRICK

Goals either side of the break from Andy Wateworth and Mark Stafford were enough to give Linfield victory over Carrick Rangers at Windsor Park.

First half chances were few and far between at Windsor Park, as Linfield dominated possession but failed to breakdown a resolute Carrick backline. Joel Cooper went close twice for the Blues, whilst at the other end Kyle Cherry failed to capitalise on a dangerous Stewart Nixon cross.

Linfield opened up the Carrick Rangers defence on 42 minutes as Niall Quinn released Cooper into space and his square ball was finished by the unmarked Andy Waterworth to give the home side the lead going into the break.

The home side’s second goal arrived with almost an hour gone – Kirk Millar’s superb cross with the outside of his foot was met by the onrushing Mark Stafford who forced the ball past Hogg to score.

Calls for a second half penalty were waved away by referee Lee Tavinder when Joel Cooper went down as he looked on the cusp of adding a third goal for the home side.

Linfield: Ferguson, Stafford, Callacher, Waterworth, Cooper, Millar, Clarke, Fallon, Hery, Mulgrew, Quinn subs Deane (not used), Robinson (not used), Shevlin (not used), Mitchell (not used), Reynolds (not used), Hume (not used), Allen (not used)

Carrick Rangers: Hogg, Surgenor, Rodgers, Chapman, Faulkner, Kelly, Nixon, Ferrin, Cherry, Thompson, Keke subs McAuley (not used), Neale (not used), Loughran (not used), Smith (replaced Keke 71), Sachem (not used), Hassin (replaced Faulkner 59), Anderson (replaced Cherry 59)

  • FULL TIME
    Linfield   2 - 0 Carrick Rangers
  •  Yellow Card

    Kyle Cherry

    Carrick Rangers

    45+1'
  •  Yellow Card

    Christopher Rodgers

    Carrick Rangers

    71'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Guillaume Keke

    Dundela

    71'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Michael Smith

    Carrick Rangers

    71'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    William Faulkner

    Dundela

    59'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Kyle Cherry

    Carrick Rangers

    59'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Liam Hassin

    Ballyclare Comrades

    59'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Lloyd Anderson

    Carrick Rangers

    59'
  • GOAL

    Mark Stafford

    Linfield

    58'
  •  Yellow Card

    Mark Surgenor

    Carrick Rangers

    53'
  • GOAL

    Andrew Waterworth

    Linfield

    42'

Linfield

  • Rohan Ferguson
  • Mark Stafford 58'
  • Jimmy Callacher
  • Andrew Waterworth 42'
  • Joel Cooper
  • Kirk Millar
  • Matthew Clarke
  • Stephen Fallon
  • Bastien Hery
  • Jamie Mulgrew
  • Niall Quinn

Substitutes

  • Gareth Deane
  • Joshua Robinson
  • Matthew Shevlin
  • Andy Mitchell
  • Daniel Reynolds
  • Trai Hume
  • Charlie Allen

Carrick Rangers

  • Aaron Hogg
  • Mark Surgenor 53'
  • Christopher Rodgers 71'
  • Lee Chapman
  • William Faulkner red substitution 59'
  • Daniel Kelly
  • Stewart Nixon
  • James Ferrin
  • Kyle Cherry 45+1' red substitution 59'
  • Jerry Thompson
  • Guillaume Keke red substitution 71'

Substitutes

  • Liam McAuley
  • Reece Neale
  • Caolan Loughran
  • Michael Smith green substitution 71'
  • Liam Hassin green substitution 59'
  • Lloyd Anderson green substitution 59'
  • Theodore Develan Wilson III (Sachem)

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