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Match Centre

Premiership
Tuesday 28 January 2020 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Inver Park

Attendance: 1970

Referee: Keith Kennedy

Larne home-team
3 FT 1
away-team Linfield
  •   Harry Flowers 71'
  •   David McDaid 4' 17'
  •   Jordan Stewart 3'
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Harry Flowers celebrates scoring Larne's third goal ©INPHO/Brian Little)

LARNE TOO STRONG FOR BLUES AT INVER

Larne dealt a blow to Linfield's title ambitions when they came from behind to defeat the Blues at Inver Park.

Linfield raced into the lead as early as the third minute after Jordan Stewart nipped in front of his marker to meet Kirk Millar's cross to tuck the ball away at the near post.

But, around sixty seconds later, Larne were back on level terms through David McDaid who got the final touch to turn Mark Randall's speculative effort over the line.

Then, on 17 minutes, Tiernan Lynch's side moved into the lead with McDaid's second of the evening, a rifled finish into the top corner from 14 yards after Randall had found him with a through ball.

The visitors might have levelled just after the half-hour mark when Millar crossed from the right but Shayne Lavery just failed to tap home at the far post while, at the other end, Randall sent a dipping half volley just over.

And Randall almost extended Larne's lead before the break when, following some good work from McDaid getting a cross over from the left, he struck the top of the bar from 12 yards.

The second half was an even contest with not much between the sides and few scoring opportunities before, on 71 minutes, Larne made sure of the points when Harry Flowers met a Martin Donnelly free-kick at the near post to send a powerful header past Rohan Ferguson.

Larne: Devlin, Flowers, Watson, Sule, Randall, McDaid, Donnelly, Lynch, Cosgrove, Hughes, Jarvis subs C. Mitchell (not used), Kelly (not used), Ramsey (not used), Tilney (replaced Randall 76), Andrade (not used), Gilmour (not used), Herron (not used)

Linfield: Ferguson, Robinson, Callacher, Cooper, Stewart, Millar, Lavery, Clarke, Fallon, Hery, Boyle subs Moore (not used), Stafford (not used), Shevlin (not used), Kearns (not used), McClean (replaced Hery 60), Currie (replaced Cooper 68), Quinn (replaced Boyle 60)

  • FULL TIME
    Larne   3 - 1 Linfield
  •  Yellow Card

    Shayne Lavery

    Linfield

    84'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Mark Randall

    Larne

    76'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ben Tilney

    Larne

    76'
  • GOAL

    Harry Flowers

    Unregistered Players

    71'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jordan Stewart

    Linfield

    71'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Joel Cooper

    Unregistered Players

    68'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Rory Currie

    Unregistered Players

    68'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jeff Hughes

    Larne

    63'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Bastien Hery

    Linfield

    60'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ethan Boyle

    Linfield

    60'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Kyle McClean

    Linfield

    60'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Niall Quinn

    Linfield

    60'
  •  Yellow Card

    Mark Randall

    Larne

    38'
  • GOAL

    David McDaid

    Larne

    17'
  • GOAL

    David McDaid

    Larne

    4'
  • GOAL

    Jordan Stewart

    Linfield

    3'

Larne

  • Conor Devlin
  • Harry Flowers 71'
  • Albert Watson
  • Fuad Sule
  • Mark Randall 38' red substitution 76'
  • David McDaid 4' 17'
  • Martin Donnelly
  • Lee Lynch
  • Tomas Cosgrove
  • Jeff Hughes 63'
  • Dean Jarvis

Substitutes

  • Conor Mitchell
  • Graham Kelly
  • Chris Ramsey
  • Ben Tilney green substitution 76'
  • Pablo Cavalcante
  • Cillin Gilmour
  • Matthew Herron

Linfield

  • Rohan Ferguson
  • Joshua Robinson
  • Jimmy Callacher
  • Joel Cooper red substitution 68'
  • Jordan Stewart 71' 3'
  • Kirk Millar
  • Shayne Lavery 84'
  • Matthew Clarke
  • Stephen Fallon
  • Bastien Hery red substitution 60'
  • Ethan Boyle red substitution 60'

Substitutes

  • Alex Moore
  • Mark Stafford
  • Matthew Shevlin
  • Daniel Kearns
  • Kyle McClean green substitution 60'
  • Rory Currie green substitution 68'
  • Niall Quinn green substitution 60'

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