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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 23 January 2021 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Windsor Park

Attendance: BCD

Referee: Christopher Morrison

Linfield home-team
6 FT 0
away-team Warrenpoint Town
  •   Andrew Waterworth 49' 81' 86' 90+1'
  •   Jordan Stewart 68'
  •   Navid Nasseri 73'
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Andrew Waterworth hit four goals in the win over Warrenpoint ©Jonathan Porter/INPHO

FOUR FOR WATERWORTH AS BLUES HIT POINT FOR SIX

Andrew Waterworth bagged four goals as Linfield swept to a comprehensive victory over Warrenpoint Town at Windsor Park.
 
The win moves Linfield four points clear at the top of the table after fellow challengers Crusaders and Larne cancelled each other out in the lunchtime kick-off at Seaview.
 
Despite how the game finished the sides went in at the break scoreless after a fairly uneventful first half.
 
Linfield did have an early chance when Mark Haughey glanced a header wide from a Niall Quinn corner but that was the only real effort of note until around the half-hour mark after Navid Nasseri fired wide from 20 yards.
 
The Blues also squandered a great opportunity towards the end of the half after Nasseri broke down the left to cross for Kirk Millar but fired wide when well placed. 
 
But it only took Linfield four minutes into the second half to open the scoring with Waterworth grabbing his first of the afternoon to squeeze the ball home after Jordan Stewart had done well to get past Daniel Wallace to create the opening.
 
Stewart doubled Linfield's lead on 68 minutes with a composed finish past the onrushing Gabriel Sava from Millar's perfectly played pass before, four minutes after that, Nasseri made it 3-0 with a curling finish into the top corner from another Millar delivery.
 
Waterworth then resumed scoring duties with a further three goals in the last ten minutes or so.
 
He extended Linfield's lead on 80 from the rebound after Millar's initial cross was cleared off the line, added a fifth with a header from Nasseri's cross to the back post before completing the scoring with his fourth goal in stoppage time after breaking clear to run onto a through ball and confidently finishing past Sava.
 
Linfield: Johns, Haughey, Callacher, Waterworth, Stewart, Millar, McClean, Mulgrew, Pepper, Quinn, Nasseri subs Moore (not used), Stafford (not used), Larkin (not used), Clarke (replaced Pepper 85), Kearns (replaced Stewart 79), Fallon (replaced Mulgrew 79)
 
Warrenpoint Town: Sava, Deasy, Ball, Dillon, McCaffrey, Gallagher, Swan, Hutchinson, Wallace, Byrne, Evans subs McVeigh (replaced Deasy 12), O'Connor (replaced Evans 73), O'Sullivan (not used), Mullen (not used), Cowan (replaced Ball 73), Knox (not used), Coleman (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Linfield   6 - 0 Warrenpoint Town
  • GOAL

    Andrew Waterworth

    Glenavon

    90+1'
  • GOAL

    Andrew Waterworth

    Glenavon

    86'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Conor Pepper

    Linfield

    85'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Matthew Clarke

    Linfield

    85'
  • GOAL

    Andrew Waterworth

    Glenavon

    81'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Stewart

    Linfield

    79'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie Mulgrew

    Linfield

    79'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Daniel Kearns

    Cliftonville

    79'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Stephen Fallon

    Linfield

    79'
  • GOAL

    Navid Nasseri

    Larne

    73'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Steven Ball

    Warrenpoint Town

    73'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Adam Evans

    Unregistered Players

    73'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jake O'Connor

    Warrenpoint Town

    73'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Kris Cowan

    Banbridge Town

    73'
  • GOAL

    Jordan Stewart

    Linfield

    68'
  •  Yellow Card

    Kirk Millar

    Linfield

    54'
  • GOAL

    Andrew Waterworth

    Glenavon

    49'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Colm Deasy

    Warrenpoint Town

    12'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Dermot McVeigh

    Warrenpoint Town

    12'

Linfield

  • Chris Johns
  • Mark Haughey
  • Jimmy Callacher
  • Andrew Waterworth 49' 81' 86' 90+1'
  • Jordan Stewart red substitution 79' 68'
  • Kirk Millar 54'
  • Kyle McClean
  • Jamie Mulgrew red substitution 79'
  • Conor Pepper red substitution 85'
  • Niall Quinn
  • Navid Nasseri 73'

Substitutes

  • Alex Moore
  • Mark Stafford
  • Ross Larkin
  • Matthew Clarke green substitution 85'
  • Daniel Kearns green substitution 79'
  • Stephen Fallon green substitution 79'

Warrenpoint Town

  • Gabriel Sava
  • Colm Deasy red substitution 12'
  • Steven Ball red substitution 73'
  • Kealan Dillon
  • Francis McCaffrey
  • Luke Gallagher
  • Ryan Swan
  • Stuart Hutchinson
  • Danny Wallace
  • Daniel Byrne
  • Adam Evans red substitution 73'

Substitutes

  • Dermot McVeigh green substitution 12'
  • Jake O'Connor green substitution 73'
  • Alan O'Sullivan
  • Ben Mullen
  • Kris Cowan green substitution 73'
  • Matthew Knox
  • Andy Coleman

Linfield

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Warrenpoint Town

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