Jonny Frazer's hat-trick helped Glentoran sweep past Ballyclare Comrades (©INPHO/Brian Little)
Tuesday, 27 August 2019
Jonny Frazer's hat-trick formed part of a first-half blitz that killed off Ballyclare Comrades' hopes of a BetMcLean League Cup scalp at the Oval.
Mick McDermott's Glentoran burst into action after 11 minutes as Jonny Frazer was played through and fired his effort into the bottom right hand corner, out of the reach of goakeeper Hegan.
One minute later the Glens had doubled their lead as Elvio Van Overbeek latched onto a ball over the top of the Comrades defence and cooly chipped the goalkeeper from the edge of the box.
It quickly became a first half rout for the East Belfast side, as Frazer scored his second after 21 minutes after good work from Paul O'Neill.
Frazer secured his hat-trick three minutes later with a superb header from a Conor Pepper cross.
Ballyclare Comrades managed to grab a consolation goal on 58 minutes as Joe Tully fired past Elliott Morris from close range after McIlveen's ball had beaten the home defence.
The visitors joy in the game was fleeting as Glentoran restored their four goal advantage when Steven Gordon scrambled home Van Overbeek's corner on 66 minutes.
Glentoran: Morris, Birney, Gallagher, Frazer, Pepper, Byrne, Smith, Gordon, McCarthy, O'Neill, van Overbeek subs Garrett (replaced Pepper 75), McDaid (not used), Stewart (replaced Frazer 69), Crowe (replaced Byrne 16), Plum (not used), Cushnie (not used), Antolovic (not used)
Ballyclare Comrades: Hegan, McCune, McIlveen, McQuitty, Robinson, J. Dobbin, Tully, Malone, Henry, Doey, Donnelly subs McNeill (replaced Donnelly 24), Sloss (not used), Willighan (not used), Patchett (replaced McCune 83), Hagan (replaced McIlveen 63)
Referee: Keith Kennedy
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