Match Centre

BetMcLean Cup
Tuesday 6 December 2022 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: BetMcLean Oval

Referee: Tim Marshall

Glentoran home-team
0 FT 3
away-team Linfield
  •   Sam Roscoe 19'
  •   Eetu Vertainen 31'
  •   Cameron Palmer 75'
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Cameron Palmer celebrates scoring Linfield's third goal ©Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker Press

BLUES STORM THROUGH TO CUP FINAL

Linfield produced a convincing display to reach the BetMcLean Cup final with a three-goal victory over Glentoran.

Despite a brisk opening to proceedings it took a little while for the first effort of note, and when it came it edged Linfield in front after Sam Roscoe connected with Matthew Clarke's inswinging corner to nod home at the near post.

Joel Cooper thought he had doubled Linfield's lead a few minutes later but his 'goal' was ruled out by the officials.

But Linfield's second did arrive just after the half-hour mark through Eetu Vertainen who was played clear and then had to bypass a number of defenders before firing home from around 12 yards out.

Glentoran might have hit back almost immediately but Aaron Wightman was thwarted by a timely Jimmy Callacher block.

At the other end Aaron McCarey twice denied the Blues with headers from both Roscoe and Callacher as Linfield chased a third goal.

They eventually did grab number three to put the game to bed with a quarter-of-an-hour remaining through Cameron Palmer who directed home a stooping header after Robbie McDaid had knocked on a Conor Pepper cross.

Glentoran: McCarey, McCullough, Wilson, Burns, Marshall, J. Donnelly, Roy, Devlin, Purkis, Plum, Wightman subs Webber (not used), R. Donnelly (not used), Murray (not used), Clucas (replaced Wilson 25), Murphy (not used), Smith (replaced Plum 46), McLaughlin (replaced Roy 65)

Linfield: Johns, Roscoe, Shields, Callacher, Cooper, McDaid, Clarke, Finlayson, Mulgrew, Vertainen, Palmer subs Walsh (not used), Newberry (replaced Palmer 85), McClean (replaced Mulgrew 70), McKee (not used), Devine (not used), Pepper (replaced Cooper 73), McStravick (replaced McDaid 85)

  • FULL TIME
    Glentoran   0 - 3 Linfield
  •  Yellow Card

    Bobby Burns

    Glentoran

    87'
  •  Yellow Card

    Michael Newberry

    Unregistered Players

    87'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Robbie McDaid

    Linfield

    85'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Cameron Palmer

    Glentoran

    85'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Michael Newberry

    Unregistered Players

    85'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Liam McStravick

    Unregistered Players

    85'
  • GOAL

    Cameron Palmer

    Glentoran

    75'
  •  Yellow Card

    Conor Pepper

    Cliftonville

    75'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Joel Cooper

    Linfield

    73'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Conor Pepper

    Cliftonville

    73'
  •  Yellow Card

    Robbie McDaid

    Linfield

    71'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie Mulgrew

    Linfield

    70'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Kyle McClean

    Linfield

    70'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Alistair Roy

    Unregistered Players

    65'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Kirk McLaughlin

    Coleraine

    65'
  •  Yellow Card

    Sam Roscoe

    Unregistered Players

    64'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jay Donnelly

    Glentoran

    48'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Hrvoje Plum

    Unregistered Players

    46'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Malachy Smith

    Crusaders

    46'
  •  Yellow Card

    Terry Devlin

    Unregistered Players

    43'
  •  Yellow Card

    Cameron Palmer

    Glentoran

    36'
  • GOAL

    Eetu Vertainen

    Unregistered Players

    31'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Aidan Wilson

    Unregistered Players

    25'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Seanan Clucas

    Glentoran

    25'
  • GOAL

    Sam Roscoe

    Unregistered Players

    19'
  •  Yellow Card

    Aaron Wightman

    Glentoran

    11'

Glentoran

  • Aaron McCarey
  • Luke McCullough
  • Aidan Wilson red substitution 25'
  • Bobby Burns 87'
  • Rhys Marshall
  • Jay Donnelly 48'
  • Alistair Roy red substitution 65'
  • Terry Devlin 43'
  • Daniel Gibson
  • Hrvoje Plum red substitution 46'
  • Aaron Wightman 11'

Substitutes

  • Oliver Webber
  • Ruaidhrí Donnelly
  • Sean Murray
  • Seanan Clucas green substitution 25'
  • Harry Murphy
  • Malachy Smith green substitution 46'
  • Kirk McLaughlin green substitution 65'

Linfield

  • Chris Johns
  • Sam Roscoe 64' 19'
  • Chris Shields
  • Jimmy Callacher
  • Joel Cooper red substitution 73'
  • Robbie McDaid 71' red substitution 85'
  • Matthew Clarke
  • Daniel Finlayson
  • Jamie Mulgrew red substitution 70'
  • Eetu Vertainen 31'
  • Cameron Palmer 36' red substitution 85' 75'

Substitutes

  • David Walsh
  • Michael Newberry 87' green substitution 85'
  • Kyle McClean green substitution 70'
  • Chris McKee
  • Ethan Devine
  • Conor Pepper 75' green substitution 73'
  • Liam McStravick green substitution 85'
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