Match Centre

League Cup
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Venue: Windsor Park

Referee: Tim Marshall

Linfield home-team
1 FT 0
away-team Cliftonville
  •   Joel Cooper 10'
  •   Jamie Mulgrew
  •   Matthew Clarke
  •   Ryan McGivern
  •   Stephen Fallon
  •   Shayne Lavery
  •   Andy Mitchell
  •   Andrew Waterworth
  •   Joshua Robinson
  •   Conor McDermott
  •   Conor McMenamin
  •   Liam Bagnall
  •   Ronan Wilson
  •   Thomas Maguire
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Joel Cooper celebrates scoring the only goal of the game ©William Cherry/PressEye.com

COOPER GOAL ENOUGH AS LINFIELD CONTINUE CUP DEFENCE

An early Joel Cooper goal proved enough to secure victory for holders Linfield over Cliftonville in this BetMcLean League Cup quarter-final at Windsor Park.

What proved to be the only goal of the game came after ten minutes. Kirk Millar's corner was headed towards his own goal by Cliftonville defender Conor McDermott but was cleared by Chris Curran only as far as Cooper who pounced to beat Richard Brush with a first-time effort.

The Blues had a chance to double their advantage midway through the first half when Shayne Lavery was fouled inside the area but his subsequent penalty was saved by Brush with Cooper and Matthew Clarke seeing their follow-up efforts cleared off the line.

Cooper had another chance for Linfield soon after but his right-foot effort went just wide of the target.

Millar had a chance early in the second half to extend Linfield's lead from a Bastien Hery pass but Brush saved easily.

Cliftonville failed to mount a serious challenge as the game progressed with Linfield looking the more likely to score.

Even then, most action was reserved for the final ten minutes. Hery had an effort from distance fall a few yards wide, Clarke tested Brush from the edge of the area before Andrew Waterworth came closest with a shot against the post while Stephen Fallon fired the rebound over.

Linfield: Deane, Callacher, Cooper, Millar, Lavery, Clarke, Fallon, Hery, Mulgrew, McGivern, Quinn subs Ferguson (not used), Robinson (replaced McGivern 42), Waterworth (replaced Lavery 56), Shevlin (not used), Stewart (not used), Mitchell (replaced Mulgrew 90+2), Hume (not used)

Cliftonville: Brush, McDermott, Harney, C. Curran, R. Curran, R. Donnelly, Doherty, Gormley, McMenamin, A. Donnelly, Gorman subs Dunne (not used), McKee (not used), Foster (not used), Wilson (replaced McMenamin 69), Bagnall (replaced McDermott 19), Maguire (replaced Bagnall 78), Rocks (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Linfield   1 - 0 Cliftonville
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Liam Bagnall

    Cliftonville

    78'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Thomas Maguire

    Cliftonville

    78'
  •  Yellow Card

    Stephen Fallon

    Linfield

    77'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Conor McMenamin

    Cliftonville

    69'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ronan Wilson

    Cliftonville

    69'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Shayne Lavery

    Linfield

    56'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew Waterworth

    Linfield

    56'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan McGivern

    Linfield

    42'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Joshua Robinson

    Linfield

    42'
  •  Yellow Card

    Matthew Clarke

    Linfield

    25'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Conor McDermott

    Cliftonville

    19'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Liam Bagnall

    Cliftonville

    19'
  •  Yellow Card

    Conor McDermott

    Cliftonville

    17'
  • GOAL

    Joel Cooper

    Linfield

    10'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie Mulgrew

    Linfield

    0'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Andy Mitchell

    Larne

    0'
  •  Yellow Card

    Liam Bagnall

    Cliftonville

    0'

Linfield

  • Gareth Deane
  • Bastien Hery
  • Jimmy Callacher
  • Joel Cooper  10
  • Jamie Mulgrew red subsititutions  90+2
  • Kirk Millar
  • Matthew Clarke 25
  • Niall Quinn
  • Ryan McGivern red subsititutions  42
  • Stephen Fallon 77
  • Shayne Lavery red subsititutions  56

Substitutions

  • Rohan Ferguson
  • Andy Mitchell green subsititutions  90+2
  • Andrew Waterworth green subsititutions  56
  • Jordan Stewart
  • Matthew Shevlin
  • Trai Hume
  • Joshua Robinson green subsititutions  42

Cliftonville

  • Richard Brush
  • Ruaidhrí Donnelly
  • Aaron Donnelly
  • Chris Curran
  • Conor McDermott 17 red subsititutions  19
  • Conor McMenamin red subsititutions  69
  • Joe Gorman
  • Joe Gormley
  • Jamie Harney
  • Ryan Curran
  • Ronan Doherty

Substitutions

  • Declan Dunne
  • Donal Rocks
  • Liam Bagnall 45+1 red subsititutions  78 green subsititutions  19
  • Mark McKee
  • Ronan Wilson green subsititutions  69
  • Seanan Foster
  • Thomas Maguire green subsititutions  78

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Cliftonville

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