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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 21 December 2019 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Loughshore Hotel Arena

Attendance: 1233

Referee: Jamie Robinson

Carrick Rangers home-team
0 FT 1
away-team Glentoran
  •   Navid Nasseri 74'
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Players from both clubs remember Jerry Thompson before kick-off ©INPHO/Matt Mackey

NASSERI STRIKE GIVES GLENS THE EDGE

On a day when on field matters seemed secondary it took a superb Navid Nasseri finish to give Glentoran the edge over Carrick Rangers at the Loughshore Hotel Arena.

Carrick, marking their return to action following the death of Jerry Thompson, started the brighter of the two sides with Reece Neale seeing an early header well tipped over by Glens keeper Marijan Antolovic.

Glentoran's first effort of note came midway through the first half courtesy of Hrvoje Plum's 20-yard free-kick which Rangers keeper Aaron Hogg only controlled at the second attempt.

Robbie McDaid then cut inside towards the break to offer up an effort from just outside the area but Hogg easily made the save.

And McDaid came even closer early in the second half only to fire just over from around 35-yards.

At the other end Michael Smith rifled the loose ball over from inside the area before another effort from further out met a similar fate.

However what proved to be the only goal of the game arrived with just over a quarter-of-an-hour remaining after Plum's initial effort was blocked before falling for Nasseri to send into the top corner.

The Glens almost doubled their lead moments later when Nasseri turned provider to slip Elvio van Overbeek through but Hogg was quickly off his line to deal with the threat.

Then, in stoppage time, Hogg again denied the Glens with a diving save to keep out a fiercely struck McDaid effort.

Carrick Rangers: Hogg, Neale, Rodgers, Loughran, Chapman, Faulkner, D. Kelly, Nixon, Ferrin, Keke, Anderson subs McAuley (not used), Carson (not used), Smith (replaced Keke 60), Cherry (replaced Anderson 77), Hassin (replaced Ferrin 70), McGreevy (not used), E. Kelly (not used)

Glentoran: Antolovic, Garrett, Peers, Gallagher, Herron, Murray, McDaid, McClean, Pepper, Nasseri, Plum subs Morris (not used), Birney (not used), Frazer (not used), Stewart (replaced Murray 62), Smith (not used), Duric (not used), van Overbeek (replaced Herron 58)

  • FULL TIME
    Carrick Rangers   0 - 1 Glentoran
  •  Yellow Card

    Cameron Stewart

    Glentoran

    82'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Lloyd Anderson

    Carrick Rangers

    77'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Kyle Cherry

    Carrick Rangers

    77'
  • GOAL

    Navid Nasseri

    Linfield

    74'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    James Ferrin

    Carrick Rangers

    70'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Liam Hassin

    Ballyclare Comrades

    70'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Darren Murray

    Unregistered Players

    62'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Cameron Stewart

    Glentoran

    62'
  •  Yellow Card

    Robbie McDaid

    Glentoran

    61'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Guillaume Keke

    Dundela

    60'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Michael Smith

    Carrick Rangers

    60'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    John Herron

    Larne

    58'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Elvio van Overbeek

    Unregistered Players

    58'
  •  Yellow Card

    Stewart Nixon

    Coleraine

    57'
  •  Yellow Card

    Lee Chapman

    Carrick Rangers

    49'
  •  Yellow Card

    William Garrett

    Glentoran

    25'
  •  Yellow Card

    Christopher Rodgers

    Carrick Rangers

    17'

Carrick Rangers

  • Aaron Hogg
  • Reece Neale
  • Christopher Rodgers 17'
  • Caolan Loughran
  • Lee Chapman 49'
  • William Faulkner
  • Daniel Kelly
  • Stewart Nixon 57'
  • James Ferrin red substitution 70'
  • Guillaume Keke red substitution 60'
  • Lloyd Anderson red substitution 77'

Substitutes

  • Liam McAuley
  • Mark Carson
  • Michael Smith green substitution 60'
  • Kyle Cherry green substitution 77'
  • Liam Hassin green substitution 70'
  • Josh McGreevy
  • Ewan Kelly

Glentoran

  • Marijan Antolović
  • William Garrett 25'
  • Gavin Peers
  • Chris Gallagher
  • John Herron red substitution 58'
  • Darren Murray red substitution 62'
  • Robbie McDaid 61'
  • Patrick McClean
  • Conor Pepper
  • Navid Nasseri 74'
  • Hrvoje Plum

Substitutes

  • Elliott Morris
  • Calum Birney
  • Jonathan Frazer
  • Cameron Stewart 82' green substitution 62'
  • Malachy Smith
  • Antonio Đurić
  • Elvio van Overbeek green substitution 58'

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