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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 25 January 2020 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Loughshore Hotel Arena

Attendance: 317

Referee: Lee Tavinder

Carrick Rangers home-team
1 FT 2
away-team Warrenpoint Town
  •   Caolan Loughran 20p'
  •   Alan O'Sullivan 90+3p'
  •   Ryan Swan 90+4'
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Alan O'Sullivan levelled for Warrenpoint ©INPHO/Matt Mackey

'POINT OFF THE BOTTOM FOLLOWING LATE SMASH AND GRAB

Warrenpoint Town staged a stoppage time smash and grab to come from behind and defeat Carrick Rangers at the Loughshore Hotel Arena.

And, crucially, those late goals coupled with Institute losing to Dungannon Swifts lifted Barry Gray's side off the foot of the table for the first time this season.

Both sides had goals disallowed during the opening exchanges. Carrick found the net after a succession of corners but had their 'goal' ruled out for a foul on keeper Mark Byrne while 'Point's Brandon Doyle was adjudged to have strayed offside when he turned a close range header over the line at the other end.

Warrenpoint then created openings through Alan O'Sullivan and Stuart Hutchinson but it fell to Carrick to break the deadlock when, on 20 minutes, Caloan Loughran confidently scored from the spot after Eamon Scannell had fouled Stewart Nixon as he dispossessed him.

Carrick thought they had doubled their lead soon after but Reece Neale's effort was impressively kept out by Byrne's fingertip save to turn the ball around the post.

'Point came close to levelling around the half-hour mark through Ryan Swan with a flick from Hutchinson's cross but Carrick keeper Harry Doherty did well to deny the chance.

The visitors had another noteworthy chance midway through the second half when O'Sullivan's effort was pushed out by Doherty with Swan only able to blast the rebound well over.

And that was how it stayed until those frantic closing moments!

O'Sullivan knocked home the equaliser in the fourth minute of stoppage time from the spot after Danny Wallace had been upended on the left side of the area.

Then, almost immediately, recent arrival Swan clinched the win with a header in the dying seconds to secure what only moments earlier had looked an unlikely outcome to the game.

Carrick Rangers: Doherty, Carson, Neale, Surgenor, Loughran, Faulkner, D. Kelly, Nixon, Magill, Murray, Anderson subs Nicholl (not used), Rodgers (not used), Smith (not used), Cherry (replaced D. Kelly 66), Hassin (replaced Anderson 79), Reynolds (replaced Nixon 66), E. Kelly (not used)

Warrenpoint Town: Byrne, Bennett, Reilly, McVeigh, O'Sullivan, Doyle, Scannell, Hutchinson, Wallace, Dillon, Swan subs Smith (not used), Young (not used), Lynch (not used), Watters (not used), Cowan (not used), Mullen (not used), Carroll (replaced Hutchinson 58)

  • FULL TIME
    Carrick Rangers   1 - 2 Warrenpoint Town
  • GOAL

    Alan O'Sullivan

    Warrenpoint Town

    90+3p'
  •  Yellow Card

    Caolan Loughran

    Carrick Rangers

    90+5'
  •  Yellow Card

    Dermot McVeigh

    Warrenpoint Town

    90+5'
  •  Yellow Card

    Darren Murray

    Unregistered Players

    90+4'
  •  Yellow Card

    Danny Wallace

    Warrenpoint Town

    90+4'
  • GOAL

    Ryan Swan

    Warrenpoint Town

    90+4'
  • GOAL

    Caolan Loughran

    Carrick Rangers

    20p'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Lloyd Anderson

    Carrick Rangers

    79'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Liam Hassin

    Ballyclare Comrades

    79'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Daniel Kelly

    Carrick Rangers

    66'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Stewart Nixon

    Coleraine

    66'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Kyle Cherry

    Carrick Rangers

    66'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Daniel Reynolds

    Ards

    66'
  •  Yellow Card

    Harry Doherty

    Unregistered Players

    65'
  •  Yellow Card

    Daniel Magill

    Ards

    64'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Stuart Hutchinson

    Warrenpoint Town

    58'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Adam Carroll

    Warrenpoint Town

    58'
  •  Yellow Card

    Mark Surgenor

    Carrick Rangers

    40'

Carrick Rangers

  • Harry Doherty 65'
  • Mark Carson
  • Reece Neale
  • Mark Surgenor 40'
  • Caolan Loughran 90+5' 20p'
  • William Faulkner
  • Daniel Kelly red substitution 66'
  • Stewart Nixon red substitution 66'
  • Daniel Magill 64'
  • Darren Murray 90+4'
  • Lloyd Anderson red substitution 79'

Substitutes

  • Ben Nicholl
  • Christopher Rodgers
  • Michael Smith
  • Kyle Cherry green substitution 66'
  • Liam Hassin green substitution 79'
  • Ewan Kelly
  • Daniel Reynolds green substitution 66'

Warrenpoint Town

  • Mark Byrne
  • Emmet Bennett
  • Anton Reilly
  • Dermot McVeigh 90+5'
  • Alan O'Sullivan 90+3p'
  • Stuart Hutchinson red substitution 58'
  • Danny Wallace 90+4'
  • Kealan Dillon
  • Ryan Swan 90+4'
  • Brandon Doyle
  • Eamon Scannell

Substitutes

  • Gavin Smith
  • Conall Young
  • Matthew Lynch
  • Deane Watters
  • Kris Cowan
  • Ben Mullen
  • Adam Carroll green substitution 58'

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Warrenpoint Town

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