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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 28 November 2020 (kick off: 5.30 PM)

Venue: Milltown

Attendance: BCD

Referee: Keith Kennedy

Warrenpoint Town home-team
2 FT 1
away-team Linfield
  •   Alan O'Sullivan 45'
  •   Kealan Dillon 56'
  •   Kirk Millar 29'
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Kealan Dillon celebrates scoring Warrenpoint's winner ©PressEye

WARRENPOINT GIVE LINFIELD THE BLUES

Warrenpoint Town came from a goal down at Milltown to inflict the first defeat of the season upon defending champions Linfield and knock them off the top of the table.
 
The win was also 'Point's first ever over the Blues in the league and moves Barry Gray's side up to seventh in the standings.
 
Despite a promising start for Warrenpoint they found themselves behind just before the half-hour mark  when Kirk Millar opened the scoring with a free-kick fired low and hard from the edge of the box past Gabriel Sava into the bottom corner.
 
And it was almost 2-0 barely a minute later but Shayne Lavery's header at the near post was directed straight at the grateful 'Point keeper.
 
Jordan Stewart then had an opportunity to double Linfield's lead but he somehow missed from point blank range after Lavery found him with an inch perfect cross.
 
However, 'Point levelled in first half stoppage time through Alan O'Sullivan after he got the final touch when Gavin Peers knocked down a corner.
 
Boosted by this, Warrenpoint moved in front on 56 minutes. A flowing move culminated with O'Sullivan find Dillon who, in turn, directed a side foot finish past keeper David Walsh.
 
Linfield pressed for the equaliser but a lack of clear opportunities coupled with a fine defensive performance saw 'Point hold on for a deserved three points.

Warrenpoint Town: Sava, Deasy, Ball, Peers, McVeigh, Dillon, O'Sullivan, McCaffrey, Swan, Hutchinson, Wallace subs Coleman (not used), O'Connor (replaced O'Sullivan 82), Mullen (not used), Knox (not used), Carson (not used), Quinn (not used), Forsythe (not used)
 
Linfield: Walsh, Larkin, Haughey, Callacher, Stewart, Millar, Lavery, Kearns, Fallon, Mulgrew, Quinn subs Johns (not used), Shevlin (replaced Kearns 60), Clarke (not used), McClean (replaced Fallon 50), Doyle (not used), Hery (not used), Pepper (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Warrenpoint Town   2 - 1 Linfield
  •  Yellow Card

    Francis McCaffrey

    Warrenpoint Town

    87'
  •  Yellow Card

    Gabriel Sava

    Warrenpoint Town

    85'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Alan O'Sullivan

    Warrenpoint Town

    82'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jake O'Connor

    Warrenpoint Town

    82'
  •  Yellow Card

    Kealan Dillon

    Warrenpoint Town

    80'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Daniel Kearns

    Cliftonville

    60'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Matthew Shevlin

    Coleraine

    60'
  • GOAL

    Kealan Dillon

    Warrenpoint Town

    56'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Stephen Fallon

    Linfield

    50'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Kyle McClean

    Linfield

    50'
  • GOAL

    Alan O'Sullivan

    Warrenpoint Town

    45'
  • GOAL

    Kirk Millar

    Linfield

    29'
  •  Yellow Card

    Gavin Peers

    Warrenpoint Town

    28'

Warrenpoint Town

  • Gabriel Sava 85'
  • Colm Deasy
  • Steven Ball
  • Alan O'Sullivan red substitution 82' 45'
  • Gavin Peers 28'
  • Dermot McVeigh
  • Kealan Dillon 80' 56'
  • Francis McCaffrey 87'
  • Ryan Swan
  • Stuart Hutchinson
  • Danny Wallace

Substitutes

  • Andy Coleman
  • Jake O'Connor green substitution 82'
  • Ben Mullen
  • Matthew Knox
  • Mark Carson
  • Dylan Quinn
  • David Forsythe

Linfield

  • David Walsh
  • Ross Larkin
  • Mark Haughey
  • Jimmy Callacher
  • Jordan Stewart
  • Kirk Millar 29'
  • Shayne Lavery
  • Daniel Kearns red substitution 60'
  • Stephen Fallon red substitution 50'
  • Jamie Mulgrew
  • Niall Quinn

Substitutes

  • Matthew Shevlin green substitution 60'
  • Matthew Clarke
  • Kyle McClean green substitution 50'
  • Chris Johns
  • Brandon Doyle
  • Bastien Hery
  • Conor Pepper

Warrenpoint Town

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Linfield

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