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Match Centre

Premiership
Tuesday 2 February 2021 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Windsor Park

Attendance: BCD

Referee: Shane Andrews

Linfield home-team
3 FT 0
away-team Portadown
  •   Shayne Lavery 15' 43' 60'
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Shayne Lavery hit a hat-trick for Linfield ©Brian Little/PressEye

HAT-TRICK FOR LAVERY AS BLUES SWEEP PAST PORTS

Shayne Lavery helped himself to the match ball after his hat-trick ensured Linfield swept to victory over Portadown at Windsor Park.
 
Lavery opened the scoring for the Blues after a quarter-of-an-hour with a header past Jacob Carney from ten yards after Jordan Stewart had done well to create space and then deliver the cross from the left.
 
Mark Stafford might have added a second on 33 minutes only for his diving header from Kirk Millar's corner to strike the crossbar.
 
But, with a couple of minutes of the first half remaining, Lavery doubled his tally with a looping shot into the top corner after receiving the ball out on the left.
 
Lavery came close to his hat-trick nine minutes into the second half after beating Kevin Healy to the ball but his subsequent shot was well saved by Carney.
 
The Ports might have pulled one back not long after that through Stephen Murray but his curled effort from distance shaved an upright before dropping wide.
 
Play then switched immediately to the other end. Joel Cooper found Millar out on the right and his cross was met by Stewart only for his effort to strike the crossbar.
 
However, it was 3-0 on the hour with Lavery duly bagging his hat-trick. His initial shot was saved by Carney, Cooper's follow up was cleared off the line by Greg Hall before Lavery eventually tucked the ball away.
 
Linfield: Johns, Stafford, Larkin, Stewart, Millar, Lavery, Nasseri, Clarke, Fallon, Mulgrew, Cooper subs Moore (not used), Callacher (not used), Waterworth (replaced Lavery 66), Manzinga (replaced Stewart 66), McClean (not used), Pepper (not used), Quinn (replaced Millar 73)
 
Portadown: Carney, Hall, Finnegan, McKeown, Bonis, Guy, Conaty, Kerr, Warde, Healy, Tilney subs Buchanan (not used), Lavery (not used), Tipton (replaced Warde 67), Salley (not used), Murray (replaced Bonis 49), Croskery (replaced Guy 73), Murphy (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Linfield   3 - 0 Portadown
  •  Yellow Card

    George Tipton

    Portadown

    86'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Kirk Millar

    Linfield

    73'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Niall Quinn

    Linfield

    73'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ben Guy

    Portadown

    73'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ruairi Croskery

    Portadown

    73'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Sam Warde

    Portadown

    67'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    George Tipton

    Portadown

    67'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Stewart

    Linfield

    66'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Shayne Lavery

    Linfield

    66'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew Waterworth

    Linfield

    66'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Christy Manzinga

    Linfield

    66'
  • GOAL

    Shayne Lavery

    Linfield

    60'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Lee Bonis

    Portadown

    49'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Stephen Murray

    Portadown

    49'
  • GOAL

    Shayne Lavery

    Linfield

    43'
  • GOAL

    Shayne Lavery

    Linfield

    15'

Linfield

  • Chris Johns
  • Mark Stafford
  • Ross Larkin
  • Jordan Stewart red substitution 66'
  • Kirk Millar red substitution 73'
  • Shayne Lavery red substitution 66' 15' 43' 60'
  • Navid Nasseri
  • Matthew Clarke
  • Stephen Fallon
  • Jamie Mulgrew
  • Joel Cooper

Substitutes

  • Alex Moore
  • Jimmy Callacher
  • Andrew Waterworth green substitution 66'
  • Christy Manzinga green substitution 66'
  • Kyle McClean
  • Conor Pepper
  • Niall Quinn green substitution 73'

Portadown

  • Jacob Carney
  • Greg Hall
  • Paul Finnegan
  • Barney McKeown
  • Lee Bonis red substitution 49'
  • Ben Guy red substitution 73'
  • Oisin Conaty
  • Nathan Kerr
  • Sam Warde red substitution 67'
  • Kevin Healy
  • Ben Tilney

Substitutes

  • Gareth Buchanan
  • Chris Lavery
  • George Tipton 86' green substitution 67'
  • Adam Salley
  • Stephen Murray green substitution 49'
  • Ruairi Croskery green substitution 73'
  • Harry Murphy

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