Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday, November 30, 2019

Venue: Windsor Park

Attendance: 2510

Linfield home-team
1 FT 0
away-team Larne
  •   Joshua Robinson 86'
  •   Andrew Waterworth
  •   Jamie Mulgrew
  •   Jordan Stewart
  •   Chris Casement
  •   Chris Ramsey
  •   Fuad Sule
  •   Ben Tilney
  •   Mark Randall
  •   Conor McKendry
  •   Cillin Gilmour
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Josh Robinson celebrates scoring Linfield's winner ©INPHO/Brian Little

LATE ROBINSON FINISH GIVES BLUES NARROW WIN

Josh Robinson grabbed the late winner as Linfield narrowly defeated Larne in a closely fought encounter at Windsor Park.

Robinson turned home what proved to be the decisive goal on 86 minutes from close range after Andrew Mitchell's free-kick was palmed into his path by Larne keeper Conor Devlin under pressure from Mark Stafford.

The first half was an even affair with both sides having chances but unable to make them count.

Stephen Fallon tested Devlin with a strong 25-yard drive early on with Shayne Lavery have a couple of chances in quick succession soon after.

Larne's best efforts came through a Ben Tilney shot over from inside the area and Marty Donnelly having a go from a tight angle on the left.

There were few chances in a relatively quiet second half with perhaps Lavery having the best opening when his header from a Kirk Millar corner was saved by Devlin.

But the tempo of the half changed in the closing few minutes when Larne's Davy McDaid turned the ball against the inside of the post then rolling across the face of goal to safety before, moments later, Robinson turned home the only goal of the game.

Linfield: Ferguson, Stafford, Waterworth, Cooper, Robinson, Millar, Lavery, Fallon, Mulgrew, McGivern, Mitchell subs Moore (not used), Shevlin (not used), Stewart (replaced Waterworth 71), Clarke (not used), Reynolds (not used), Casement (replaced Mulgrew 38), Hume (not used)

Larne: Devlin, Flowers, Kelly, Watson, Ramsey, Sule, McDaid, Donnelly, Tilney, Lynch, Hughes subs Mitchell (not used), McEleney (not used), Randall (replaced Sule 76), McKendry (replaced Tilney 76), Graham (not used), Andrade (not used), Gilmour (replaced Ramsey 88)

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

    Chris Ramsey

    Larne

    88'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Cillin Gilmour

    Larne

    88'
  • GOAL

    Joshua Robinson

    Linfield

    86'
  •  Yellow Card

    Conor McKendry

    Larne

    85'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Fuad Sule

    Larne

    76'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ben Tilney

    Larne

    76'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Mark Randall

    Larne

    76'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Conor McKendry

    Larne

    76'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew Waterworth

    Linfield

    71'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Stewart

    Linfield

    71'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie Mulgrew

    Linfield

    38'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Chris Casement

    Linfield

    38'

Linfield

  • Rohan Ferguson
  • Mark Stafford
  • Joshua Robinson  86
  • Andrew Waterworth red subsititutions  71
  • Joel Cooper
  • Kirk Millar
  • Shayne Lavery
  • Stephen Fallon
  • Jamie Mulgrew red subsititutions  38
  • Ryan McGivern
  • Andy Mitchell

Substitutions

  • Alex Moore
  • Matthew Shevlin
  • Jordan Stewart green subsititutions  71
  • Matthew Clarke
  • Daniel Reynolds
  • Chris Casement green subsititutions  38
  • Trai Hume

Larne

  • Conor Devlin
  • Harry Flowers
  • Graham Kelly
  • Albert Watson
  • Chris Ramsey red subsititutions  88
  • Fuad Sule red subsititutions  76
  • David McDaid
  • Martin Donnelly
  • Ben Tilney red subsititutions  76
  • Lee Lynch
  • Jeff Hughes

Substitutions

  • Conor Mitchell
  • Shane McEleney
  • Mark Randall green subsititutions  76
  • Conor McKendry 85 green subsititutions  76
  • Sean Graham
  • Pablo Cavalcante
  • Cillin Gilmour green subsititutions  88

Linfield

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Larne

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