Match Centre

Premiership
Thursday, December 26, 2019

Venue: The Oval

Attendance: 6000

Referee: Ian McNabb

Glentoran home-team
3 FT 0
away-team Linfield
  •   Gavin Peers
  •   Cameron Stewart
  •   Patrick McClean
  •   Navid Nasseri
  •   Hrvoje Plum 76' 84p'
  •   Elvio van Overbeek 7'
  •   Jonathan Frazer
  •   Joe Crowe
  •   Paul O'Neill
  •   Joshua Robinson
  •   Joel Cooper
  •   Jordan Stewart
  •   Matthew Clarke
  •   Bastien Hery
  •   Matthew Shevlin
  •   Shayne Lavery
  •   Daniel Kearns
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Glentoran scorers Hrvoje Plum and Elvio van Overbeek ©INPHO/Brian Little

PLUM DOUBLE HANDS GLENS DERBY BRAGGING RIGHTS

Hrvoje Plum was the hero for Glentoran with two goals late in the game to secure a hugely important Boxing Day victory over Linfield at The Oval.

The Croatian struck twice in the final quarter-of-an-hour but it was his Dutch team-mate Elvio van Overbeek that got the afternoon of to a great start for the Glens when, on seven minutes, he backheeled the ball over the line after Navid Nasseri's initial effort fell for him at the back post.

Linfield came close to levelling soon after through Jimmy Callacher but his header from Matthew Clarke's corner was cleared off the line by Conor Pepper.

The Blues continued to press for the equaliser, coming close when Marijan Antolovic spilled a Joel Cooper effort while Andrew Waterworth nodded narrowly wide from Jordan Stewart's cross.

After the break Waterworth threatened again but Antolovic did well to keep hold of the ball while, at the other end, Patrick McClean wasn't far away only to see his effort flash just wide.

Linfield came closest to levelling midway through the second half but Stewart could only strike the outside of the post from the edge of the box. And they were thwarted again soon after when Waterworth did have the ball in the net with a diving header from Cooper's cross but the assistant referee had raised his flag to rule the goal out offside.

But Glentoran extended their advantage just three minutes after that with Plum's first of the afternoon, a low effort into the bottom corner from 20 yards after winning possession in the middle of the park.

Then, with eight minutes to go, he put the issue beyond doubt with a successfully converted spot-kick past Rohan Ferguson after having been brought down inside the area by Josh Robinson.

Glentoran: Antolovic, Garrett, Peers, Gallagher, McDaid, Stewart, McClean, Pepper, Nasseri, Plum, van Overbeek subs Morris (not used), Birney (not used), Frazer (replaced Stewart 87), Herron (not used), Murray (not used), Crowe (replaced Nasseri 79), O'Neill (replaced van Overbeek 79)

Linfield: Ferguson, Robinson, Haughey, Callacher, Waterworth, Cooper, Stewart, Clarke, Fallon, Hery, Mulgrew subs Moore (not used), Shevlin (replaced Stewart 79), Lavery (replaced Hery 61), Kearns (replaced Clarke 79), McGivern (not used), Mitchell (not used), Casement (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Glentoran   3 - 0 Linfield
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Cameron Stewart

    Glentoran

    87'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jonathan Frazer

    Glentoran

    87'
  •  Yellow Card

    Joe Crowe

    Glentoran

    80'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Navid Nasseri

    Glentoran

    79'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Elvio van Overbeek

    Glentoran

    79'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Joe Crowe

    Glentoran

    79'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Paul O'Neill

    Glentoran

    79'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Stewart

    Linfield

    79'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Matthew Clarke

    Linfield

    79'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Matthew Shevlin

    Linfield

    79'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Daniel Kearns

    Linfield

    79'
  • GOAL

    Hrvoje Plum

    Glentoran

    76'
  •  Yellow Card

    Joshua Robinson

    Linfield

    70'
  •  Yellow Card

    Gavin Peers

    Glentoran

    69'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Bastien Hery

    Linfield

    61'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Shayne Lavery

    Linfield

    61'
  • GOAL

    Elvio van Overbeek

    Glentoran

    7'
  •  Yellow Card

    Patrick McClean

    Glentoran

    0'
  • GOAL

    Hrvoje Plum

    Glentoran

    0'
  •  Yellow Card

    Joel Cooper

    Linfield

    0'

Glentoran

  • Marijan Antolović
  • William Garrett
  • Gavin Peers 69
  • Chris Gallagher
  • Robbie McDaid
  • Cameron Stewart red subsititutions  87
  • Patrick McClean 90+1
  • Conor Pepper
  • Navid Nasseri red subsititutions  79
  • Hrvoje Plum  76
  • Elvio van Overbeek red subsititutions  79  7

Substitutions

  • Elliott Morris
  • Calum Birney
  • Jonathan Frazer green subsititutions  87
  • John Herron
  • Darren Murray
  • Joe Crowe 80 green subsititutions  79
  • Paul O'Neill green subsititutions  79

Linfield

  • Rohan Ferguson
  • Joshua Robinson 70
  • Mark Haughey
  • Jimmy Callacher
  • Andrew Waterworth
  • Joel Cooper 90+1
  • Jordan Stewart red subsititutions  79
  • Matthew Clarke red subsititutions  79
  • Stephen Fallon
  • Bastien Hery red subsititutions  61
  • Jamie Mulgrew

Substitutions

  • Alex Moore
  • Matthew Shevlin green subsititutions  79
  • Shayne Lavery green subsititutions  61
  • Daniel Kearns green subsititutions  79
  • Ryan McGivern
  • Andy Mitchell
  • Chris Casement

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